Electronic land contracts

Topic: Policy

The Office the Registrar General invites feedback on ways that digital technology and electronic signatures can make land transactions more efficient and secure.

Electronic land contracts

What's this about?

NSW is transitioning to an electronic system for settling conveyancing matters and for the lodgement and registration of land dealings.

Some parts of a property transaction still rely heavily on paper, with some contracts and agreements needing ‘wet’ signatures.

The government wants to help industries involved in the conveyancing process to move into the digital environment. It is exploring ways to overcome perceived barriers to a completely paperless process while ensuring consumers who want to sign electronically are protected.

The Office of the Registrar General has released a discussion paper examining ways to harness new technology in land contracts and to enable complete electronic property transactions. The paper looks at removing legal obstacles for digital transactions and providing more certainty around electronic signature and witnessing requirements.

Have your say

There are two ways you can submit your feedback.

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mail: Electronic Contracts Review
    Office of the Registrar General
    McKell Building
    2-24 Rawson Place
    Sydney NSW 2000

Have your say by 16 February 2018.

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Topic: Policy