How to complete the NSW property transfer form

If you want to transfer ownership of a NSW property to another person, here’s what you need to do.

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In NSW, if you want to add a spouse, family member or friend to the title of a property you own, you’ll need to fill out and submit a Transfer Form 01T to Land & Property Information (LPI).

Completing this form allows that person’s legal interest in the property to be recorded on the title to the land.

Here’s what you need to do to finalise a property transfer.

1. Get a copy of the form

In addition to Transfer Form 01T, you’ll also need to complete a Notice of Sale or Transfer of Land (form 10-0520).

Download Transfer Form 01T here

These forms are also available:

  • Online from the LPI website
  • From LPI's customer Service centre
  • From the Client Services Counter or the cashiers at the LPI Sydney office
If the purpose of the transfer is simply to alter registered tenancy from joint tenancy to tenants in common (or vice versa) you will need a different form, 01JT. If you're recording a sale from joint tenants to someone who is not an existing tenant, or transferring a joint tenant's interest to one or more (but not all) joint tenants, you will need form 01JI.

2. Use black or blue ink

If handwriting, use block letters. Don’t use white-out to correct any errors; instead, rule through any material you want to delete and initial the left-hand margin of the form.

3. Provide the Torrens Title

In part (A), enter the number for the Torrens Title for the land being transferred.

4. Provide Lodged By details

In part (B), provide the details of the person or firm lodging the form. You’ll need to enter your name, address, phone number and customer account number (if you have one).

5. Provide the details of the transferor

In part (C), insert the full name of the person or corporation who is the transferor of the property.

6. Insert the consideration figure

In part (D), enter the price or other consideration amount for which the land was transferred.

7. Complete Section (E)

If the land is being transferred to the transferee an estate in fee simple, leave the form as is. If you are transferring an estate other than fee simple, rule through ‘fee simple’ and insert the required estate in uppercase text.

8. Specify the share transferred

If transferring less than the whole of your share, specify the amount being transferred. For example, if you own a half share and are transferring one half of that, insert ‘as regards a one-half share of the transferor’s one-half share’.

9. Writ details

In part (G), if the transfer will be made subject to a writ, enter the registration number of the writ. If no encumbrance applies, leave this section blank.

10. Insert transferee details

Provide the full name (or ACN, ABN or ARBN for a corporation) to whom a share of the property is being transferred.

11. Enter tenancy details

Next, if there is more than one transferee, you must enter the tenancy in which they will hold the land. For example, ‘joint tenants’, ‘tenants in common’ (including the share each tenant wishes to hold) or ‘tenants in common in equal shares’.

12. Execution

This form must be completed by the transferor and transferee or on their behalf – select the relevant option from those provided. Any witness must not be a party to the transaction, must be an adult and must know the person executing. In addition:

  • If the form is executed by an individual on their own behalf, their signature must be witnessed
  • If the form is executed by an attorney, the power of attorney must be registered and the attorney’s signature included
  • If the form is executed by a receiver or delegate, a statement must be included to explain this and the receiver or delegate’s signature must be witnessed
  • If the form is executed under authority, the nature of the authority must be disclosed
  • If the form is executed by a solicitor or licensed conveyancer on behalf of the transferee, the signatory’s full name and capacity must be included in block letters
  • If the form is executed by a corporation, the form of execution should refer to the power of authority relied on by the signatories

Sample property transfer form

13. Complete Section (K)

This section only needs to be completed if the notice of sale data has been forwarded through the eNOS facility.

14. Lodge the form with LPI

In addition to Transfer Form 01T you will need to provide:

  • A completed Notice of Sale or Transfer of Land (NOS) form;
  • The original Certificate of Title for the relevant property (if not already produced);
  • The $143.50 lodgement fee; and
  • If using the form for severance of joint tenancy, a statutory declaration of the names and postal addresses of the other joint tenants and any mortgagees

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    PeterSeptember 27, 2021

    I own an apartment in NSW and I would like to add my wife as a joint owner on the title. Would this result in stamp duty payable.

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      SarahOctober 6, 2021Staff

      Hi Peter,

      You can have your wife’s name added and apply for an exemption from paying stamp duty if you meet certain requirements.

      A stamp duty exemption may apply (and no stamp duty is payable) if a number of criteria are met, including the following:
      – The property is the principal place of residence at the time of the transfer
      – The property is used only for residential purposes; and
      – The property will be equally owned by the couple following the transfer

      There may be other criteria, depending on your state or territory, so contact the State of Office Revenue for more information specific to your situation.

      Hope this helps!


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    WarrenJuly 24, 2021

    My wife and I do not want to have our name on the investment property that my son owns. When it was set up we helped him get a adive and now our names are on the deed title. We do not have any finances involved in this. He paid the deposit, he pays the bills and he his the only one who has used this for his tax. Do we have to pay stamp duty to remove our names?

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      SarahJuly 27, 2021Staff

      Hi Warren,

      Usually, removing your names from the deed title attract stamp duty, even where the property is gifted and no money is involved in the transaction.

      Stamp duty is charged by the state or territory’s Office of State Revenue when they go through the process of officially transferring the property title. There are usually only a handful of exemptions from paying stamp duty, such as transferring the property to a spouse.

      If the property (or your legal share of the property) is ‘gifted’ to your son, the stamp duty is calculated on the market value of your share of the property and is represented as a percentage. So if you and your wife legally own 50% of the property, you’ll likely be required to pay stamp duty worth 50% of the property’s value.

      Our guide stamp duty exemptions guide can help you understand some of the fees and charges in each state or territory:

      Another option may be to “”gift”” your legal share of the property to your son in your will? It doesn’t help deal with the situation now, but it ensures he will have total free and clear ownership eventually.

      Not the news you were hoping for I’m afraid, but I hope this helps you work out your obligations if you decide to move forward.


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    PuSeptember 5, 2018

    I am jointly owned a unit with my wife. I now want to remove my name from the title and let my wife own the unit solely. I understand I should fill the form T01. But how I decide how much stamp duty I should pay? Where do I submit the form?
    Thank you.

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      JohnSeptember 6, 2018Staff

      Hi Pu,

      Thank you for leaving a question.

      But how I decide how much stamp duty I should pay?
      Stamp duty is calculated based on the state you’re in. Use our calculator for a rough guide on how much this would be.

      If so, how do I find out how much?
      – You may have to speak to a property advisor/legal expert on this.

      Where do I submit the form?

      You would need to lodge this with NSW Land Registry Services. You might also want to have a lawyer oversee the property transfer and have them draw up contracts or transfer documents with title details, the value and determined ‘price’ of the property, and personal details for both parties. These legal documents can be used in case the validity of the property transfer is ever questioned. Hope this helps!


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    KERRIEJuly 6, 2018


    My ex-husband wants to transfer his half share of the family home into my name. There is no mortgage. There are no court orders in place for the division of assets, as we are on good terms and agreed 50/50 split except for the house, which is to be in my name.
    What do I need to do to transfer the title into my name? Am I correct in thinking that there is no stamp duty payable if family home?


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      JeniJuly 22, 2018Staff

      Hi Kerrie,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      No duty is chargeable on a transfer, or an agreement for the sale or transfer, of matrimonial/relationship property if the property is transferred, or agreed to be sold or transferred to: the parties to a marriage/de facto relationship/domestic relationship that is dissolved or annulled or terminated, or in the opinion of the Chief Commissioner has broken down irretrievably, or to either of you.

      For marriages and de facto relationships, the transfer agreement must be effected by or in accordance with a financial agreement made under the Family Law Act 1975, or an order of a court under that Act. For marriages, an agreement that the Chief Commissioner is satisfied has been made for the purpose of dividing the matrimonial property as a consequence of the dissolution, annulment, or breakdown of the marriage will suffice.

      For a list of documents that you need to provide to claim the exemption, please head to the Revenue NSW website.

      I hope this helps.

      Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other enquiries.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    MelMay 14, 2018

    Hi, a family member wants to gift us their house the they currently own outright (in which we currently reside with them). How do we go about this? And will there be stamp duty or fee’s that we as the recipients will have to pay? If so, how do I find out how much?

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      NikkiMay 15, 2018

      Hi Mel,

      Thanks for your message and for visiting Finder.

      A family member wants to gift us the house they currently own outright. How do we go about this?

      – The information above shows a step process on what the owner of the property needs to furnish to transfer the property to you.

      Will there be stamp duty or fee’s that we as the recipients will have to pay?

      Below are a few examples of fees and charges that may apply when you are transferring property within your family:

      Fees paid by the original owner
      Capital Gains Tax (CGT). The CGT cost will depend on the amount of capital gain or capital loss resulting from the CGT event. In event of a capital gain, your total gain amount will be the difference between your capital proceeds and the cost base of your asset. The actual CGT amount you pay depends on your income, as it’s added to your income tax for the applicable year.
      How much is it? We explain how CGT works in our in-depth guide, but it’s basically calculated using the market value of the property minus the expenses you incurred owning it. The figure left after this is your capital gains amount, which is then added to your income tax for that year.
      Valuation costs. You might need to have the property value determined by a certified valuer before transferring or gifting your property. This is so you will know how much you will report that you have gained or lost when filing your income taxes.
      How much is it? Independent valuations cost between $300 – $900 depending on where the property is.
      Legal fees. You might also want to have a lawyer oversee the property transfer and have them draw up contracts or transfer documents with title details, the value and determined ‘price’ of the property and personal details for both parties. These legal documents can be used in case the validity of the property transfer is ever questioned. These may be referred to as ‘probate fees’.
      How much is it? This will depend on the lawyer used and what services they carry out.

      Fees paid by the new owner
      Stamp duty. Also referred to as Stamp Duty Land Tax, this tax is calculated on the value of the property or land that is being transferred or gifted and is represented as a percentage. Some purchases may be exempt from stamp duty, so check with your state office of revenue.
      How much is it? Stamp duty is calculated based on the state you’re in. Use our calculator for a rough guide on how much this would be.

      If so, how do I find out how much?
      – You may have to speak to a property advisor/legal expert on this.

      Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.


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