Compensation could follow review into Claremont Meadows F6 land title process glitch

Compensation could follow review into Claremont Meadows F6 land title process glitch
Compensation could follow review into Claremont Meadows F6 land title process glitch

A "process glitch" was the cause of the "administrative error" in the NSW government land title registry in October.

It meant wrong information was provided to more than 500 property buyers.

These Sydney homeowners could receive compensation for a state government land registry bungle.

In October, coincidently just before the closing date for expressions of interests to buy the NSW Land and Property Information registry, it was revealed the Central Register of Restrictions did not provide accurate information properties in Claremont Meadows along the proposed F6 motorway and Werrington Arterial project near Penrith in Sydney's west.

Some of these home in Sydney's southwest could be flattened. 

"The investigation by PwC found the error occurred because the process for uploading files from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) into the CRR has, since its establishment in 2009, been informal, inconsistent and lacking in governance and review mechanisms," Minister of Finance Dominic Perrottet said. 

"All of the investigation's recommendations are being adopted and new processes and controls are being implemented to address the long-standing process weaknesses."

Of 140 property purchases thought to have been misled, only 20 properties were directly affected, though none of those properties would have to be acquired for road projects, Mr Perrottet said. 
 
During investigations, the government found a further 377 properties had also been given wrong roadworks information in early 2014 with the majority outside the designated route and are not directly affected by its construction.

Mr Perrottet said the registry is now up to date with information relating to Roads and Maritime Services interests. 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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