Changing Property Name Titles…No Problems!

If you are selling a property and your name has changed since you bought the property because of marriage e.g. say your name use to be Jane Doe and this name appears on the title but following marriage you name became Jane Dodds. Your name however has always remained on the title as Jane Doe. In this instance, you have two options:


  1. To instruct the real estate agent to identify the seller exactly as it appears on the title i.e. Jane Doe. This is the simplest option. It means that transfer documents will be prepared in the name Jane Doe and you will be required to sign in this name.
  2. The second option is to instruct the real estate agent to identify the seller as “ Jane Dodds formerly Jane Doe”.  In this instance the transfer documents would also need to identify the seller as Jane Dodd’s formerly Jane Doe, you will sign Jane Dodds, and you will need to complete a declaration along the following lines:

I, Jane Margaret Dodds, do solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:


  1. I am the person identical with Registered Owner Jane Margaret Doe of the property described as Lot 4 on RP 67985 identified in Certificate of title.
  2. My true and correct name is Jane Margaret Dodds as on the 14th day of August 2007 I married GEOFFREY MATTHEW Dodds, as evidenced by the office copy Certificate of Marriage deposited herewith.

AND I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions of the Oaths Act 1867. DECLARED AND SIGNED before me at 


Brisbane) this 21st day of November 2017) JM Dodds ……………………………………. (Signature of Declarant) W J Brown JP (Qual.) #12345


…………………………………………………………….. (Signature of a Justice of the Peace/Solicitor) WILLIAM JOHN BROWN ………………………………………………………


Contact GM Lawyer on ☎️  07 3844 0188 or  📧 with the above declaration so that we can prepare the appropriate format to comply with the requirements of the Department of Natural Resources.

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