(1) Any person
claiming any estate or interest in the land described in the advertisement may
in person or by agent before the registration of the certificate lodge a
caveat with the Registrar in an approved form forbidding the bringing of such
land under this Act.
(2) Every such caveat
shall be signed by the caveator or by his agent and shall particularise the
estate or interest claimed.
(3) The Registrar may
by notice require any person lodging such caveat to support the same by a
statutory declaration within 7 days after the service of such notice stating
the nature of the title under which the claim is made and also to deliver a
perfect abstract of the title to such estate or interest.
(4) Unless such
declaration be lodged within the time aforesaid the caveat shall lapse.
(5) A caveat under
this section cannot be lodged unless one of the following is specified in it
for the purposes of the service of notices in relation to the caveat —
address in Australia;
number for a facsimile machine in Australia;
way of receiving notices electronically (for example, an email address) that
is prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.
[Section 30 amended: No. 81 of 1996 s. 15; No. 19
of 2010 s. 51; No. 2 of 2014 s. 65.]