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:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for monthly account holders only)
- Post: PO Box 2155 Dangar NSW 2309