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  • E-lodgment of virtually all conveyancing transactions has been mandated since 1 July, so it is vital practitioners understand the relevant rules and procedures.
  • Verifying your client’s identity to the VOI Standard at the start of all transactions will give you an arguable defence if they engage in identity fraud.
  • There are some exemptions from e-lodgment, which are set out in the Conveyancing Rules Waivers. 
  • Priority notices provide an inexpensive alternative to caveats for most routine conveyancing matters, but practitioners should be aware of their limitations.

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