Standards and guidelines

Key regulatory documents, including the standards and guidelines set by the Registrar-General of Land for property transactions in New Zealand.

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Standards

LINZS20002 - Standard for verification of identity for registration under the Land Transfer Act 1952
LINZS20005 - Standard for title adjustments arising from water boundary changes
LINZS20003 - Standard for notification of re-entry by lessor
LINZS20006 - Corrections to the Register
LINZS20011 - Standard for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 land title registration

Guidelines

LINZG20708 - Guideline for the deposit of survey plans for the subdivision of land
LINZG20704 - Guideline for making applications to change or correct names in the RGL’s records 
LINZG20726 - Registration guideline for the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011 
LINZG20706 - Guideline for stop notices
LINZG20720 - Interim guideline for Unit Titles Act 2010
LINZG20710 - Guideline for dry stream or river bed claims
LINZG20711 - Guideline for accretion claims
LINZG20705 - Guideline for Transmission following amalgamation of companies
LINZG20707 - Guideline for application for removal of redundant easements
LINZG20727 - Guideline for Conveyancing records lost or destroyed in the Canterbury earthquakes
LINZG20703 - Dispensations under section  167 of the Land Transfer Act 1952

Rulings

LINZR20301 - Ruling on mortgagee sale transfers and removal of charging orders
LINZR20300 - Interim Ruling for registration requirements for determination of life estates and leases for life: version 2

Treaty Settlement Guidelines

The general guideline is issued by the Registrar-General of Land to ensure that applications received by LINZ under specific Treaty claims settlement legislation are dealt with correctly. The guideline provides an overview of the common elements included in claims settlement Acts that impact on the registration process (for example, removing resumptive memorials, cultural redress property, commercial redress property, memorial formats).

The general guideline is designed for use with specific guidelines developed for each Treaty claims settlement Act.

LINZG20701 - Treaty Claims Settlement Acts - general guideline

2017
LINZG20766 - Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Act 2017 registration guideline

2016

LINZG20765 - Rangitāne o Manawatu Claims Settlement Act 2016 registration guideline
LINZG20764 - Te Atiawa Claims Settlement Act 2016 registration guideline
LINZG20763 - Taranaki Iwi Claims Settlement Act 2016 registration guideline
LINZG20762 - Ngāruahine Claims Settlement Act 2016 registration guideline
LINZG20755 - Hineuru Claims Settlement Act 2016 registration guideline

2015
LINZG20756 - NgāiTakoto Claims Settlement Act 2015 registration guideline
LINZG20754 - Te Kawerau ā Maki treaty settlement Act 2015 registration guideline
LINZG20752 - Ngāti Kuri Claims Settlement Act 2015 registration guideline
LINZG20737 - Te Aupouri Claims Settlement Act 2015 registration guideline

2014

LINZG20760 - Tūhoe Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline
LINZG20753 - Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline
LINZG20751 - Te Urewera Act 2014 registration guideline
LINZG20750 - Ngāti Hauā Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline
LINZG20749 - Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia, and Rangitāne o Wairau Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline
LINZG20748 - Raukawa Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline
LINZG20747 - Ngāti Kōata, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu, and Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline
LINZG20745 - Tapuika Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline
LINZG20743 - Ngāti Rangiteaorere Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline
LINZG20742 - Ngati Toa Rangatira Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline
LINZG20741 - Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline
LINZG20734 - Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014 registration guideline
LINZG20725 - Ngāti Rangiwewehi Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline

2013
LINZG20746 - Waitaha Claims Settlement Act 2013 registration guideline
LINZG20739 - Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara Claims Settlement Act 2013 registration guideline

2012
LINZG20738 - Ngāti Porou Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline
LINZG20736 - Ngāti Whare Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline
LINZG20735 - Ngāti Manawa Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline
LINZG20733 - Ngāti Pāhauwera Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline
LINZG20732 - Rongowhakaata Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline
LINZG20731 - Ngāti Mākino Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline
LINZG20730 - Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline
LINZG20729 - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline
LINZG20724 - Maraeroa A and B Blocks Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline
LINZG20723 - Ngai Tāmanuhiri Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline

2011
LINZG20728 - Guideline for registration of Māori land transactions under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993

2010
LINZG20722 - Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement Act 2010 registration guideline
LINZG20719 - Ngāti Apa (North Island) Claims Settlement Act 2010 registration guideline

2009
LINZG20721 - Whakarewarewa and Roto-a-Tamaheke Vesting Act 2009 registration guideline
LINZG20718 - Port Nicholson Block (Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika) Claims Settlement Act 2009 registration guideline

2008
LINZG20717 - Central North Island Forests Land Collective Settlement Act 2008 registration guideline
LINZG20716 - Affiliate Te Arawa Iwi and Hapu Claims Settlement Act 2008 registration guideline
LINZG20715 - Te Roroa Claims Settlement Act 2008 registration guideline

Last Updated: 18 May 2017