Transfer in or not in conformity
How duty is charged on a transfer made in conformity to an agreement
Duty of $10 (if first executed on or after 1 January 2009) is charged on a transfer of dutiable property made in conformity with an agreement for the sale or transfer of the dutiable property.
How duty is calculated on a transfer not made in conformity to the agreement
If the transfer of dutiable property is not made in conformity with an agreement for the sale or transfer of the dutiable property, the transfer is liable to the general rate of duty. However duty of $10 (if first executed on or after 1 January 2009) is payable if :
a) the duty on the agreement has been paid, and
b) the transfer would be in conformity with the agreement if the transferee was the purchaser under the agreement, and
c) the transfer occurs at the same time as, or proximately with, the completion or settlement of the agreement, and
d) at the time the agreement was entered into and at the completion or settlement of the agreement:
Note: A statutory declaration must be completed stating relationship together with documentary evidence confirming this relationship existed at exchange of contracts and will exist at settlement of the contract and that the contract has not yet settled.