Are you ready for mandatory electronic lodgement?
From 1 December 2018, all new eligible stand-alone transfers, caveats and withdrawal of caveats, and any lodgement case consisting of eligible discharges, transfers, mortgages, caveats and withdrawal of caveats must be lodged electronically.
Electronic lodgement is mandatory from this date and paper lodgement will not be accepted for the above scenarios, unless an instrument cannot be lodged using an Electronic Lodgement Network and a completed Request to accept paper lodgement form is attached. The form must be completed by the party requesting paper lodgement, and that party must also ensure that they hold evidence that supports their request. The form does not need to be used in a lodgement case that includes an additional document not listed above e.g. transmission, survivorship application.
The By Lawyers Conveyancing (WA) Publication has been updated accordingly to assist WA solicitors and conveyancers with the transition to electronic conveyancing.
For further details, see the ‘E-Conveyancing’ section of the By Lawyers conveyancing commentaries and our related article ‘A brief explanation of the transition to E-conveyancing’, which includes information on how to get connected, both accessible from the Matter Plan in our Conveyancing Guides.