Conveyancing and Property: What happens when the computer says 'No'?

Andrew Henderson, Heather Roberts

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The New South Wales Land Registry Service's “100% mandate” and the requirement that all dealing be lodged electronically from 11 October 2021 raises the stakes for the titles registry and electronic lodgment networks (ELNs). The implementation of electronic conveyancing relies heavily on the maintenance of stable and effective IT systems. Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure have revealed the potentially catastrophic effects that insecure or unstable systems can have on the community. Temporary outages in Electronic Lodgment Network Operators (ELNOs) are not unknown. In the event of a system failure, who is liable for delayed or frustrated land transactions?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-84
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Law Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


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