This series consists of Dealing Minute Papers which have been created during the process through which property is bought and sold.
Legal ownership and transactions affecting parcels of land in NSW is documented in records known as dealings. These are lodged and registered under the Real Property Act, 1900 (Act No. 25, 1900). (1)
Dealings can cover a wide range of actions relating to the management of lands and include transfer of title, changes of titles (in the event of death or divorce), possessory applications, creation and extinguishment of easements, creation and termination of strata plans, amendments where there are errors in lands records.
The Dealing Minute Papers are records which note the actions and procedures which have occurred during the processing of plans and dealings. They consist of paper minute sheets and associated correspondence and are arranged in an alpha/numeric numbering system by dealing number.
Dealings are registered in a series. The numbering for the records is as follows:
Series 1: pre-alphabetical from May 7, 1863 to December 4, 1911.
Alphabetical letter series (with E, I, O, U coming after Z): from Dec 5, 1911 to March 7, 1995.
Million series (numbers 2,000,000 to 9,000,000): from March 8, 1996 to October 1, 2002.
Double-alpha series (AA, AB and so on): from September 23, 2003 onwards.
1. Land and Property Information, Torrens title register, http://www.lpi.nsw.gov.au/land_titles/public_registers/torrens_title_register (accessed 19/6/2015)
Series control status
Item lists are available electronically.