The law of caveats (NSW) – 1 CPD Unit


Caveats are one of the most recognizable instruments when it comes to land transactions. They are also one of the most misunderstood.  They may be lodged to protect a legal or equitable interest in land and are essentially “warnings” that a party has an unregistered interest in the subject land.


Who is this course for?

All Lawyers.

What will you learn?

In this course, Greg Stilianou will provide you with a detailed overview of the law of caveats. By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what is a caveat?
  • Receive drafting tips
    • Specifying the definition of the land affected by the caveat
    • Specifying the estate or interest that the caveator claims to have
    • Specifying the address for services of notices
  • Service of a caveat
  • Consequences of a lapsed caveat
  • Difference between a caveat and a priority notice

How long is it going to take?

This is a 60 minute course in easy to consume sections, giving you the flexibility to learn when it fits your schedule.

Course Author: Greg Stilianou

Greg was a senior lawyer for the Registrar-General at Land and Property Information for over ten years. He continued as a senior lawyer with NSW Land Registry Services when it took over the land titling and registry functions of the Registrar-General. Greg has acquired twelve years of specialist knowledge and experience in land law, and is the author of Land Titling Law and Practice in NSW. Greg strives to give accurate and technical legal advice that is practical and useful for legal practitioners. There isn’t a land dealing or plan that Greg hasn’t encountered, and since 2019, Greg has established his own practice, Greg Stilianou Legal, where he focuses on delivering his insights into the requirements for achieving registration in the land Register to private clients and, on a consultancy basis, to other legal practitioners, conveyancers and surveyors.

Greg has been the contributing author of this LTOP service since April 2016, and he continues his passion for educating and teaching the legal profession as a lecturer at The College of Law (practical legal training and the applied law programs).