This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order applies section 24 of the Land Transfer (Computer Registers and Electronic Lodgement) Amendment Act 2002 (the 2002 Act) to conveyancers whenever they—
The effect of this order is that, on and after the relevant date, a conveyancer will have to lodge a discharge, transfer, or mortgage instrument electronically unless section 24(3)(a) or (b) of the 2002 Act applies. By virtue of section 24(3), this order will not apply to a conveyancer who has been barred from giving certifications under section 164B of the Land Transfer Act 1952 or who receives a dispensation granted by the Registrar in a case where the Registrar considers it impractical or inappropriate to present an instrument electronically.
The different classes of instruments are defined consistently with the corresponding definitions in the Land Transfer Regulations 2002. Under the 2002 Act, a conveyancer is a licensed landbroker or person who holds a practising certificate under section 57 of the Law Practitioners Act 1982. On the commencement of the relevant provisions of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006, conveyancers will be called practitioners.