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Matters arising from official searches

96I Matters arising from official searches

(2) Where a solicitor or licensed conveyancer acts for a person in connection with the purchase, disposal or other dealing with land and in so acting relies on the correctness of an official search, that person has no cause of action against the solicitor or licensed conveyancer for any loss or damage suffered as a result of an error in, or omission from, that official search.
(3) A person employed in the exercise of titling and registry functions shall not:
(a) commit, or be party or privy to, any fraudulent act in relation to an official search, or
(b) be wilfully negligent in the making of, or otherwise in relation to, an official search.
Maximum penalty (subsection (3)): 10 penalty units.

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