Thursday, August 11, 2011

Obligations of witnesses

From 10 June 2011 the Real Property Act 1900 (Section 117(4)) requires a witness to a land dealing or caveat to have known the person signing the dealing or caveat for more than 12 months
OR
They must sight an original primary identification document containing a photograph of the person. (See PDF for list of documents)
Failure to comply may result in fines of up to $2200.
lpma.nsw.gov.au/../2011_05_Confirmation_identity_Mortgagee_Witness_Obligations.pdf