Having being involved in conveyancing for many years, I have seen the following note time and time again and I have always been amazed at the simple reason that the note is raised.
When attorneys attend to Divorce settlements and there is property involved, it appears that in many instances the property(ies) are referred to by street address only.
During a subsequent transfer of the property(ies), the deeds office often raises notes on prep as above, asking the Conveyancer to identify the property in the divorce order. This may be obvious where there is more than one property, as all involved properties are not necessarily dealt with in the same manner. However, even if there is only one property, the same note is often raised where just a street address is disclosed in the Divorce order. (see below – details blanked out for obvious reasons).
It would be fantastic if the registered property description, together with the Street address is used when describing Property forming the part of such divorce settlement.
Going forward, conveyancers could further pre-empt the above note and delight the Deeds Office examiners by including a conveyancers certificate on lodgement, stating that the within property and the property referred to in clause xyz or referred to as “whichever street address (specify)” are one and the same property.