06-05-2020 10:34 AM - edited 29-10-2020 10:01 PM
The current COVID-19 outbreak presents a number of logistical challenges to industry, particularly for members regarding the over the counter lodgement of presently out-of-scope paper documents.
With this in mind and to support the state’s network at this time, the NSW Office of the Registrar General (ORG), NSW Land and Registry Services (NSW LRS) and PEXA have worked together to facilitate a temporary solution to lodge presently out of scope paper documents through the PEXA Platform.
The new lodgement process, referred to as “COVID-19 Residual Lodgement” will be made available in two phases from 11 May 2020. The COVID-19 Residual Lodgement process enables paper documents to be sent through to NSW LRS via a PEXA Workspace as a document in PDF format. The NSW LRS will then treat the PDF version of the document as if it were being lodged in paper over the counter.
The COVID-19 Residual Lodgement process will be rolled out in two phases:
Please note that as you will be entering a dummy title reference into the workspace for these dealings, the Title Activity Check and Lodgement Verification on the documents will not occur.
In the case of a financial settlement, please ensure that you check with your bank that they are able to complete the matter electronically prior to creating the workspace.
You will need to ensure that they follow the same process that currently applies in paper, such as completing and submitting an eNOS where applicable and ensuring the paper dealing is stamped by Revenue NSW.
For further information on how to complete the above, please see Help Cards Attached.
General Requirements (pursuant to NSW LRS Lodgement FAQs)
Dealings that are lodged through the COVID-19 residual lodgement channel are to be accompanied by a cover sheet which is generated in the PEXA Workspace.
The sheet will include:
Phase 2 is intended to cease operation once the pandemic period as passed and the Registrar General deems it safe to do so. Further communications will be published at that time.
If you require any further assistance, please email out to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Executive Manager, Practitioner Services (NSW)