Do You Still Hold an Original Certificate of Title for Your Property?

By September 26, 2019Property Law

The end of paper titles in Queensland

The world is becoming more “paper-light” whether you’re ready for the change or not with the Queensland Land Titles Office moving to completely electronic titles.

From 1 October 2019, original certificates of title (CTs) will no longer have any legal effect.

This means that any original CT you hold will become an item of historic or sentimental value only.

Historically, if an original CT was in existence it had to be produced to the Queensland Land Titles Office before any dealing could be registered on that title. In some instances, where CTs were lost or misplaced, it added to the cost and time involved in a transaction.

From 1 October 2019, with the electronic system being all that’s required to prove ownership you will no longer need to produce the original CT to register a transfer of property.

For more information, refer to the notice issued by the Queensland Land Titles Office here.

Please contact us if you have any questions.