Changes of Name
It’s important to keep everything up to date when dealing with properties, land and titles. Get the basic details right and it makes everything easier in the long term.
You can save years of confusion or thousands of dollars worth of fees simply by getting organised and always ensuring you’ve taken the best advice possible.
Keeping all the details up to date on a certificate of title is essential. Always make sure that you complete all the necessary documentation if there are any changes to the names of the parties registered on the title to land.
When may changes to name occur?
There are a number of instances in which there will be changes of name on the titles to land.
These could include:
- People who have changed their name by marriage
- People who have changed their name legally
- People who have reverted to using a surname that was used prior to their marriage
- There is an alteration or correction needed
If any of these circumstances occur and details related to the parties registered on the title to land change, you’ll need to update registration details on the title to the land.
How we can help you when changing the name on titles
The Land Titles Office strongly advise that anyone dealing with any estate and/or interest land should enlist the help of a registered property conveyancer.
The main things a professional conveyancer is able to assist with in these cases are:
- Making arrangements to update all the registration details on the title
- Liaising with your lender to locate the duplicate certificate of title
- Preparing necessary documentation
- Lodgement of documentation
The documentation that we will help you with includes an application form that must be signed by a Justice of the Peace registered in South Australia.
We can help with this and have a number of people who we work with regularly – meaning that’s another task you won’t have to face.
If you choose not to work with us, or any other conveyancer or solicitor, you’ll need to sign the box on the second page of the form stating that you are taking on the role of agent by yourself.