In all jurisdictions, except QLD (where all but a few titles are electronic), a paper title may be converted to electronic format as part of the PEXA electronic transaction process. Following conversion, the paper title must be destroyed or marked invalid and securely stored. In New South Wales, the practitioner may be required to ‘Produce’ the title to the land registry and progress the electronic transaction via reference to the title ‘Production Record’ issued by the land registry.
As part of the transaction, the participant who will receive Control of Right to Deal (CoRD) over the title following the transaction (this will be the Incoming Mortgagee or if the title is to be unencumbered, the Incoming Proprietor) may specify whether the title is to be issued in electronic or paper format.
In WA, an electronic title cannot be issued in paper format following a PEXA transaction.
In NSW, only ADIs may hold CoRD for an electronic certificate of title. All other PEXA Members not eligible to receive CoRD must receive a paper duplicate certificate of title.