Conveyancing search

When buying a property, there are many things for you to consider. We recommend doing a conveyancing search before settlement to make sure there are no Crown land tenures connected to the property you are purchasing. Crown land tenures may include a lease, licence or enclosure permit.

Crown land conveyancing searches are particularly important for waterfront land and rural properties.

A conveyancing search will provide the following information:

  • the existence of any Crown tenure
  • any payment due (including any arrears that may become payable by the purchaser upon settlement)
  • the due dates for any amount owing.

Conveyancing searches can only be undertaken by solicitors or conveyancers, and should be discussed with the professional looking after your purchase or sale. A separate application is required for each individually rateable property.

Read the frequently asked questions for more information.

Applying for a conveyancing search

To apply, a solicitor or conveyancer must complete a Crown land conveyancing search application form and forward the form, together with payment, to: