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.

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: