Mandatory electronic lodgement applies in Victoria from 1 October 2018. Are you ready?
Legal practitioners and licensed conveyancers acting in a transfer, mortgage/discharge of mortgage, or caveat/withdrawal of caveat, from that date must lodge the transaction electronically.
From 1st October 2018, the Registrar will not generally accept paper lodgement of any of the above instruments. However, the Registrar will accept paper lodgement if an instrument cannot be lodged electronically for any of the reasons set out in the Request to accept paper lodgement form, which is available on the Property and Land Titles website.
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 and the full timeline for implementation, both accessible from the Matter Plan in our Conveyancing Guides – Vic.