Conveyancing Strategic Context

Summary

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), the New Zealand Law Society (NZLS), Auckland District Law Society Incorporated (ADLS Inc) and the New Zealand Bankers Association formed a joint working group to reach a shared view on the likely state of the conveyancing/ land development environment in 2020, how they contribute and what needs to be done to get there. 

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Background & Process

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is developing a long term (5 -10 year) view of strategic priorities in the conveyancing/land development market. The Conveyancing 2020 project is a key component of the 'Shaping a View of Tomorrow's Land Development' initiative identified in the LINZ Statement of Intent 2010 - 2013, under the 'Build and maintain certainty of property rights' outcome. This sits alongside the already completed Survey Strategic Context project in which LINZ and the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors agreed on recommendations for moving the cadastral survey industry into the future.

LINZ, the New Zealand Law Society, Auckland District Law Society Inc., and the New Zealand Bankers Association formed a joint working group to reach a shared view of the state of the conveyancing/land development environment in 2020, how key participants will contribute, and what needs to be done to get there.

The Conveyancing 2020 Working Group members are:

  • Matthew Herbert - New Zealand Bankers Association
  • Debra Dorrington – New Zealand Law Society
  • Duncan Terris – New Zealand Law Society
  • Bryce Town – Auckland District Law Society Inc
  • Joanna Pidgeon – Auckland District Law Society Inc
  • James Dempsey – LINZ Customer Services Strategy Manager
  • Lichelle Guyan – LINZ Southern Area Manager
  • Robbie Muir – Registrar-General of Land
  • Mike Hart – Senior Advisor, Registrar-General of Land.

In consultation with their professional organisations and other participants in the conveyancing/land development sector, the working group investigated:

  • A future view of the conveyancing/land development environment shared by LINZ, lawyers and conveyancers and the banking industry.
  • Identifying the challenges in moving from 'today' to 'tomorrow'.
  • Providing a report with recommendations on strategic priorities and a programme of joint and/or individual initiatives for moving into the future (consistent with those priorities and broader LINZ and government outcomes).

Process

The terms of reference and process for developing two working papers and a final paper were finalised in October 2010.

Defining tomorrow's industry

The working group met in November 2010 to discuss:

  • International trends
  • New Zealand legislation and regulatory issues
  • Context of the conveyancing/land development market
  • Industry demands, participants and their roles
  • Technology issues
  • Guiding principles for the future.

Working Paper One – Tomorrow's Conveyancing/Land Development Environment (PDF 84KB) provides a shared view of the future state of the conveyancing/land development environment, the key principles it is based on and what the roles of LINZ, NZLS, ADLS Inc and the Banking sector will be in that context.

Working paper one was finalised in March 2011.

Today's versus tomorrow's industry

The working group met in May 2011 to:

  • discuss feedback from stakeholders and any amendments to working paper one;
  • discuss the challenges in moving from 'today' to 'tomorrow';
  • identify the key priorities that will enable LINZ, lawyers and conveyancers and the banking industry to operate within the framework of the future guiding principles.

Towards tomorrow's conveyancing/land development industry

The working group met in September 2011 to:

  • Discuss feedback from stakeholders and any amendments to the challenges and key priorities in moving from 'today' to 'tomorrow'
  • Agree on a programme of proposed initiatives as the basis for moving into the future.
     

The working group final report outlines a shared view of the future conveyancing/land development environment, and recommends key principles, strategic priorities and initiatives as the basis for moving into the future.

Subsequent actions

Actions of LINZ, NZLS, ADLS Inc and the Banking sector to plan for and implement expectations given in the final paper may include, as part of their routine business:

  • developing own capability to meet tomorrow’s expectations
  • working with or lobbying other industry participants to move them towards meeting tomorrow's expectations and
  • planning for the proposed initiatives for moving into the future.

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