With the deadline for standalone transfers, would a cash purchase from clear Title (unencumbered) be considered stand alone? If you have a paper Title, do you have to do PEXA? What will happen if we do still settle in paper after March 1 for cash to clear - will the documents be able to be lodged?
Yes, a "standalone transfer" refers to a transaction where there is only the Transfer of Land document lodged. In simple terms, the most common form is a cash transfer where a buyer is paying cash and there is no existing mortgage on title (clear title)
More details can be found in the Industry transformation Mandate Dates article, and this includes Registrar announcement links for each state, including the details for Victoria for March 1.