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REAL PROPERTY ACT 1900 - SECT 12F
(1) The Registrar-General may make rules (
"lodgment rules" ), not inconsistent with a relevant Act or the regulations
under a relevant Act, for or with respect to any of the following:
lodgment of documents under or for the purposes of a relevant Act, including
requirements as to the preparation, form and content of documents and the
procedures to be followed in connection with the lodgment of documents,
the procedure for the making of any application in connection with the
provision of titling and registry services,
(c) business operating hours for
the purposes of the provision of titling and registry services,
(d) any other
matter that is required or permitted to be the subject of lodgment rules by a
provision of a relevant Act or the regulations under a relevant Act.
Requirements of the lodgment rules are requirements made under this Act.
Section 39 of this Act provides for the rejection of documents that do not
comply with such a requirement. Section 195B of the Conveyancing Act 1919
makes similar provision.
(2) The lodgment rules cannot make provision for or
with respect to matters for or with respect to which conveyancing rules may be
(3) A lodgment rule must be published in the Gazette and
commences on the day or days specified in the lodgment rule. Commencement is
to be no earlier than 20 business days after the day on which the lodgment
rule is published in the Gazette unless the Minister approves of an earlier
commencement in a particular case (but no earlier than the date of publication
of the lodgment rule in the Gazette).
(4) A lodgment rule may also be
published on a website maintained by the Registrar-General or in such other
manner as the Registrar-General considers appropriate.
(5) The power to make
lodgment rules includes the power to amend or repeal the rules.
(6) In this
"document" includes dealing, plan, application, caveat and memorandum.
"relevant Act" means this Act or any other Act under which titling and
registry functions are exercised.
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