Instrument types

A summary of instruments that require property tax information, template instruments, image only instruments that require A&I forms, and instruments that must be lodged in paper form (by manual dealing).

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Following the commencement of the Land Transfer Act 2017 most instruments became e-capable. Some instruments require a certification from the practitioner submitting them (such as court orders) but do not require an authority and instruction form from a client. 

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    Instruments requiring property tax information

    These instruments require tax information to be provided. 

    If the instrument or estate you're working with isn't listed here (eg. mortgage), you won't need to provide any tax information and it won't be possible to enter tax information into Landonline. 

    Electronic transfers
    • Transfer (T)
    • Transfer of Lease (TL)
    • Transfer and Merger of Lease (TMEL)
    • Transfer in exercise of Power of Sale (TPS)
    • Transfer and Grant of Easement (TE)
    • Transfer and Surrender of Easement (TSE)
    Manual transfers
    • Transfer and Merger of Mortgage (TMEM)
    Estates

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    Template Instruments

    A&I or authorisation as specified by Certification of Electronic Instruments (Statutory Requirements and Retention of Evidence) Standard 2018 – LINZS20012

    Code Description
    CBLR Cancellation Building Line Restriction under Local Government Act 1974
    CCON Cancellation of Condition (in consent notice)
    CN Change/Correction of Name
    CNMG Change of Name Mortgagee
    CWAN Overseas Investment Act 2005 - Cancellation of Water Areas Acquisition Notice
    D115 Discharge of Certificate under s115 Public Works Act 1981
    D221 Discharge of Irrigation Charge
    D28 Discharge of s28(1) Certificate under Earthquake Commission Act 1993
    DBON Discharge of Bond
    DCC Discharge of Compensation Certificate
    DCHO Discharge of Charging Order
    DENC Discharge of Encumbrance
    DFBC Discharge of Family Benefit Charge
    DLN Discharge of Lien
    DM Discharge of Mortgage
    DSLC Discharge of Statutory Land Charge
    DTC Discharge of Tax Charge
    M Mortgage
    MP Memorandum of Priority/Mortgage Priority Instrument
    NC Notice of Claim
    OCTN Order for New Certificate of Title (note - no A&I required)
    PBLR Partial Cancellation of Building Line Restriction
    PBON Partial Discharge of Bond
    PCHO Partial Discharge of Charging Order
    PCON Partial Cancellation of Condition in CONO under Resource Management Act 1991
    PDCC Partial Discharge of Compensation Certificate
    PDM Partial Discharge of Mortgage
    PDTC Partial Discharge of Tax Charge
    PENC Partial Discharge of Encumbrance
    PFBC Partial Discharge of Family Benefit Charge
    PSLC Partial Discharge of Statutory Land Charge
    PWNC Partial Withdrawal of Notice of Claim
    PWX Partial Withdrawal of Caveat
    RC5A Revocation of c5a under Earthquake and War Damage Regulations 1984
    RC74 Building Act 2004 – Notification of Redundant Entry – s74(3) & (4)
    T Transfer
    TL Transfer of Lease
    TM Transfer of Mortgage
    TSM Transmission
    VM Variation of Mortgage
    W220 Withdrawal of Irrigation Notice under s220(5) Public Works Act 1981
    WC18 Withdrawal of Notice
    WNC Withdrawal of Notice of Claim
    WX Withdrawal of Caveat
    X Caveat

    Image Only Instruments Requiring Certifications on behalf of a Client (A&I required)

    Lists of Image Only instruments requiring certifications given on behalf of a client (i.e. authority and instruction form required) are set out below.

    Note: some Image Only instruments provide the ability to enter details of the Affected Instrument Number (AIN) they affect e.g. a Surrender of Easement affects an Easement.

    Code Description  
    A120 Application for Release of Statutory Land Charge - s120(3) LTA 2017  
    A185 Application for Title to Access Strip under s185 Land Transfer Act 2017  
    A27 Application under s27 Incorporated Societies Act 1908  
    A90 Application under s90 Land Transfer Act 2017  
    ACC Application for Accretion  
    AP17 Application for Record of Title (s155, 172, or 204 LTA 2017)  
    C132 Cancellation/Revocation/Rescission of Licence to Occupy (s132 LTA 2017)  
    C232 Esplanade Strip under Resource Management Act 1991  
    C240 Covenant Against Transfer of Allotments under s240 Resource Management Act 1991  
    C241 Cancellation of Certificate under s241 Resource Management Act 1991  
    C243 Revocation of Conditional Easement under s243 Resource Management Act 1991  
    CFEN Application to Cancel Fencing Covenant or Agreement - s21 LTA 2017, r19 LTR 2018 AIN
    CJFH Cancellation of Joint Family Home Application AIN
    E Grant of Easement Without Transfer  
    EE Extinguishment of Easement - s113/114/115 LTA 2017 AIN
    EI Easement Instrument  
    ENC Encumbrance  
    JFH Joint Family Home Application  
    L Lease  
    LCOV Land Covenant under s116(1)(a) or (b) LTA 2017  
    MEL Merger of Lease AIN
    OL Licence to Occupy  
    P241 Partial Cancellation Certificate under s241 Resource Management Act 1991  
    PJFH Partial Cancellation of Joint Family Home Application AIN
    PP Profit a Prendre  
    PRLC Partial Revocation of Land Covenant (s116(1)(c) LTA 2017) AIN
    PSE Partial Surrender of Easement AIN
    PSL Partial Surrender of Lease AIN
    REL Lease, Re-entry of Lessor AIN
    RLC Revocation of Land Covenant (s116(1)(c) LTA 2017) AIN
    SE Surrender of Easement without Transfer AIN
    SL Surrender of Lease/Licence AIN
    SOL Surrender of Licence to Occupy  
    SPP Surrender of Profit a Prendre AIN
    T417 Transfer of Certificate of Mining Rights under s417 Resource Management Act 1991  
    TAG Transfer of Forestry Rights Registration Agreement  
    TE Transfer and Grant of Easement  
    TFL Transfer of Licence under Crown Forest Assets Act 1989  
    TMEL Transfer and Merger of Lease AIN
    TPS Transfer in Exercise of Power of Sale AIN
    TSE Transfer and Surrender of Easement AIN
    UAPP Application for Deposit of Unit Title Plan  
    VE Variation of Easement AIN
    VENC Variation of Encumbrance AIN
    VL Variation of Lease AIN
    VLC Variation of Land Covenant under s116(3) Land Transfer Act 2017 AIN
    VPP Variation of Profit a Prendre AIN
    VWAN Overseas Investment Act 2005 - Variation of Water Areas Acquisition Notice AIN
    XAPP* XAPP -  Caveat against Application for Record of Title - ss162, 174 or 187 LTA 2017  
    XJFH* Caveat under s6 Joint Family Homes Act 1964  
    XUTA* Caveat forbidding Subdivision of Land s195 Unit Titles Act 2010  

    *Letter of instruction is sufficient – refer to Certification of Electronic Instruments (Statutory Requirements and Retention of Evidence) Standard 2018 – LINZS20012

    Image Only Instruments Requiring Practitioner Certifications (no A&I required)

    Lists of Image Only instruments requiring certifications given by the practitioner (i.e. authority and instruction form not required) are set out below.

    Code Description
    C349 Special Order Declaring a Public Road under s349 Local Government Act 1974
    CHO Charging Order/Rating Order
    CNO Consolidation Order (Māori Land Court)
    CO Court Order
    COCP Court Order under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009
    CRV Retirement Village Act 2003 - Notification of Cancellation of a Retirement Village – s23
    DO Determination Order (Māori Land Court)
    EXCO Exclusion Order (Māori Land Court)
    EXO Exchange Order (Māori Land Court)
    FOCP Forfeiture Order under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009
    INCO Inclusion Order (Māori Land Court)
    M143 Application under s143 LTA 2017 MLC
    MGN Gazette Notice MLC
    MLCO Māori Land Court Order
    MOCT Order New Title MLC
    NRV Retirement Village Act 2003 - Notification of Registration of a Retirement Village – s22
    PO Partition Order
    RO42 Restraining Order under Section 42 Proceeds of Crime Act 1991
    ROCP Restraining Order under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009
    SLC Statutory Land Charge
    SO Succession Order
    TO Trustee Order (Māori Land Court)
    VO  Vesting Order (Māori Land Court)
    VRV Retirement Village Act 2003 Notification of Change to a Retirement Village – s21

    Image Only Instruments to be signed by parties (no A&I required)

    Code Description  
    A10 Application under s10 Irrigation Scheme Act 1990  
    A136 Ngati Awa Claims Settlement Act 2005 - Application - s136  
    A143 Application under s143 Land Transfer Act 2017 AIN
    A25 Application under s25(1) or (2) State Owned Enterprises Act 1986  
    A32 Racing Industry Act 2020 – Application under s32  
    A60 Application under Section 60 New Plymouth District Council (Waitara Lands) Act 2018  
    A8 Application under s8 Housing Assets Transfer Act 1993  
    A9 Application to Transfer Land under Health Reforms (Transitional Provisions)  
    ANT Appointment of New Trustees  
    APOL Application - (other legislation)1*  
    ASP Agreement for Sale and Purchase  
    BON Bond under Local Government Act 1974 or Resource Management Act 1991  
    C107 Certificate under s107 Public Works Act 1981  
    C111 Notice under s111 Reserves Act 1977  
    C113 Certificate of Alteration under s113 Land Act 1948  
    C115 Certificate under s115 Public Works Act 1981  
    C116 Certificate under s116 Land Act 1948  
    C117 Certificate under s117 Public Works Act 1981  
    C120 Certificate under s120(3) Public Works Act 1981  
    C177 Unit Titles Act 2010 – Reassessment of Ownership Interest on Cancellation of Plan – s177(7)  
    C18 Notice of Desire under s18 Public Works Act 1981  
    C216 Unit Titles Act 2010 – Certificate by Body Corporate – s216(1)  
    C220 Irrigation Notice under Public Works Act 1981  
    C221 Certificate of Charge under Public Works Act 1981  
    C223 Certificate of Approval of Subdivision under Resource Management Act 1991  
    C224 Certificate as to Conditions under s224 Resource Management Act 1991  
    C226 Certificate on Survey Plan or Copy under s226 Resource Management Act 1991  
    C23 Notice under Section 23 Public Works Act 1981  
    C234 Cancellation of Esplanade Strip under Resource Management Act 1991  
    C245 Reclamation Certificate under s245 Resource Management Act 1991  
    C25A Covenant against Transfer of Allotments - s25A(2)(b) NZ Railways Corporation
    Restructuring Act 1990
     
    C28 Certificate under s28(1) Earthquake Commission Act 1993  
    C316 Order Vesting State Highway under Local Government Act 1974  
    C32 Unit Titles Act 2010 – Certificate by TA – Deposit of Unit Plan/Redevelopment Plan – s32(2)(a) & 65  
    C346 Certificate pursuant to Section 346 Local Government Act 1974 - Limited Access Road  
    C348 Certificate under Section 348 Local Government Act 1974  
    C352 Certificate under s352 Local Government Act 1974  
    C354 Certificate under s354 Local Government Act 1974 (Construction of Cellar)  
    C417 Certificate Specifying Mining Rights under s417 Resource Management Act 1991  
    C43 Certificate under s43 Transit New Zealand Act 1989  
    C461 Certificate under Section 461 Local Government Act 1974 - Private Drain  
    C462 Certificate under Section 462 Local Government Act 1974 - Public Drain  
    C464 Certificate under s464 Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998  
    C474 Certificate under s474(1)(b) Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998  
    C65 Unit Titles Act 2010 – Certificate by Body Corporate – s65(4)  
    C73 Building Act 2004 - Notification of Condition  - s73(1)( c ) & 73(3)  
    C77 Building Act 2004 - Certificate Imposing Condition - s77(4)  
    C8E Certificate under s8(e) Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975  
    C91 Notice under Section 91 Transit New Zealand Act 1989  
    C93 Notice under s93 Transit New Zealand Act 1989  
    C94C Notice under s94 Transit New Zealand Act 1989  
    C98 Certificate pursuant to s98 of the Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998  
    CADD Unit Titles Act 2010 – Change of Address of Body Corporate – s205  
    CC Compensation Certificate  
    CCR Climate Change Response Act 2002 - Notice of status under s195(2)  
    CCRC Climate Change Response Act 2002 - Cancellation of Notice of status under s195(3)  
    CCRP Climate Change Response Act 2002 - Partial cancellation of notice of status under s195(3)  
    CEXP Unit Titles Act 2010 – Certificate of Expiry of Lease – s166(3)  
    CFL Crown Forestry Licence  
    CHCE Cancellation of Housing Corporation Easement Certificate  
    CONO Consent under s221(4)(a) Resource Management Act 1991  
    COV Covenant (All types except Land covenants)  
    CPAE Cancellation of Public Access Easement Certificate under Crown Forest Assets Act 1989  
    CRUL Unit Titles Act 2010 – Notice/Change of Rules – s105 & 106  
    CUTP Cancellation of Unit Title Plan  
    CW13 Certificate under s13 Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act 1995  
    CW14 Certificate under s14 Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act 1995  
    DPL Deferred Payment Licence  
    FDPL Forfeiture of Deferred Payment Licence  
    FMP Sustainable Forest Management Plan under s67k Forests Act 1949  
    G534 Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 - Gazette Notice under s53(4)   
    G535 Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 - Gazette Notice under s53(5)   
    GN Gazette Notice/Order in Council/Proclamation (includes Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016)  
    HCEC Housing Corporation Easement Certificate  
    LC Lease (Crown)  
    MCAP Application  - Māori Claims Settlement  
    N10 Notice of Protected Land under s10(6) Summit Road (Canterbury) Protection Act 2001  
    N103 Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 – Notice of Intention under s103(1)  
    N187 Unit Titles Act 2010 – Notice of Application to High Court to Cancel Unit Plan – s165(2)(b) & 187(2)  
    N195 Unit Titles Act 2010 – Notice of intention to convert existing scheme into unit titles – s195(1)  
    N21 Racing Industry Act 2020 – Notice under s21(1)  
    N38 Notice of Expiry of Middle Line Proclamation – s38 AIN
    N54 Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 - Notice of Intention under s54(1)   
    N59 Notice under Section 59(1) or (7) New Plymouth District Council (Waitara Lands) Act 2018  
    N61 Notice of Acceptance of Proposal under s61 Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998  
    N74 Unit Titles Act 2010 - Notice of Application to Court to Settle Scheme under s74(5)  
    N83 Notice of Access Rights under Crown Minerals Act 1991  
    NAP New/Change of Appellation  
    NOUI Unit Titles Act 2010 – Notice of Utility Interests – s39(2)  
    NPRO Unit Titles Act 2010 – Notice that Application to Cancel is not Proceeding – s187(4)  
    OINT Unit Titles Act 2010 – Assessment of ownership interests – s32(2)(b) & (3)(b)  
    P103 Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 - Partial Withdrawal of Notice of Intention - s103(4) AIN
    PAE Public Access Easement Certificate under Crown Forest Assets Act 1989  
    PCOV Partial Discharge/Surrender/Revocation/Cancellation/Expiry of Covenant (All types except Land Covenants) AIN
    PDPL Partial Surrender of Deferred Payment Licence  
    PHCE Partial Cancellation of Housing Corporation Easement Certificate  
    PL Pastoral Lease/Licence  
    PMIP Partial Surrender Mining/Exploration/Prospecting/Coal Permit  
    PN54 Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 - Partial Withdrawal of Notice of Intention under s54(4) AIN
    PR55 Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 - Proclamation under s55   
    PROC Proclamation  
    R21 Racing Industry Act 2020 – Removal of Notice under s21  
    R461 Release of Private Drain Certificate  
    R55 Application under s55(7) New Plymouth District Council (Waitara Lands) Act 2018  
    RASP Rescission/Revocation of Agreement for Sale and Purchase  
    RC83 Building Act 2004 - Certificate Approving Removal of Entry - s83(3) AIN
    RCL Renewal of Crown Lease  
    RCOV Revocation of a Covenant (All types except Land Covenants) AIN
    REOU Unit Titles Act 2010 - Notice of Reassessment of Ownership & Utility Interests – s42  
    REOW Unit Titles Act 2010 –Reassessment of Ownership Interests – s67(1)(b) & 69(3)  
    RFL Rescission of Licence under Crown Forest Assets Act 1989  
    RFR Right of First Refusal Certificate - Māori Claims Settlement  
    RL Renewable Lease  
    RLTD Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 - Notice of Direction to remove limitation –s75(6)  
    RMIP Revocation of Mining/Prospecting/Exploration Permit under Crown Minerals Act 1991  
    RRSM Certificate - Removal of Resumption Memorial/or Right of First Refusal - Māori Claims Settlement  
    SDPL Surrender of Deferred Payment Licence  
    SFP Sustainable Forest Management Permit  
    SMIP Surrender Mining/Prospecting/Exploration Permit under Crown Minerals Act 1991  
    SML Surrender of Mining Licence  
    SP64 Substantive Proposal & Approved Plan under s64 Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998  
    SR Stopped Road (including Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 – Stopped Road under s87)  
    SCER Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 - Stopped Road notice (and request for new title)   
    V221 Variation Consent Notice Condition under s221(5) Resource Management Act 1991 AIN
    V234 Variation of Esplanade Strip under Resource Management Act 1991  
    VBON Variation of Bond  
    VFL Variation of Licence under Crown Forest Assets Act 1989  
    VCOV Variation of Covenant AIN
    VMIL Variation of Mining Licence  
    W103 Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 - Withdrawal of Notice of Intention - s103(4) AIN
    W23 Public Works Act 1981 – Withdrawal of Notice under s23 AIN
    WAN Overseas Investment Act 2005 - Water Areas Acquisition Notice  
    WN54 Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 - Withdrawal of Notice of Intention under s54(4)   

    1* The APOL instrument should not be used unless confirmed by Toitū Te Whenua LINZ that this is the appropriate instrument for your purpose. Please contact us by Request through Landonline (Titles request type Information) or by emailing customersupport@linz.govt.nz before lodging an instrument using this code

    Paper lodgement instruments

    The table below sets out the instruments that are required to be lodged manually in paper form (paper lodgement).

    Code Description
    A86  Application for Ownership of Minerals under Crown Minerals Act 1991
    AG  Agreement (All Types)
    BCA  Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 - Advice of Base Carrying Capacity s23I(7)
    C25A 
     
    Covenant against Transfer of Allotments - s25A(2)(b) NZ Railways Corporation Restructuring Act 1990
    D643  Discharge of Certificate under s643 Local Government Act 1974
    DC36  Determination of Building Permit under s36(3) Building Act 1991
    DISC Disclaimer of Easement under Section 168 Land Transfer Act 1952
    DMM Discharge Mortgage of a Mortgage
    EMIL Expiry of Mining/Prospecting/Exploration Licence
    FAP Form Approval
    MEM Merger of Mortgage
    MM Mortgage of a Mortgage
    MVM Mortgage Varying Mortgage
    MUM Memorandum under s209 Land Transfer Act 2017
    N60 Notice of Intention to Subdivide under s60(7) Unit Titles Act 1972
    PA Power of Attorney
    P25A Partial Cancellation of Covenant - s25A(9) NZ Railways Corporation Restructuring Act 1990
    P417 Partial Release of Certificate Specifying Mining Rights under s417 Resource Management Act 1991
    PRAG Partial Release of Agreement (All Types)
    PSAG Partial Surrender of Forestry Agreement
    PSML Partial Surrender of Mining Licence
    R25A Cancellation of Covenant - s25A(9) NZ Railways Corporation Restructuring Act 1990
    R306 Release of Completion Certificate - Local Government Act 1974
    R417 Release of Certificate Specifying Mining Rights under s417 Resource Management Act 1991
    RAG Rescission/Revocation of Agreement (All Types)
    RES Resolution
    RPA Revocation of Power of Attorney
    RR42 Revocation of Restraining Order under Section 42 Proceeds of Crime Act 1991
    S220 Direction pursuant to s220A Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
    SAG Surrender of Forestry Agreement
    TMEM Transfer and Merger of Mortgage
    TSMM Transmission of Mortgage
    VAG Variation of an Agreement
    Y Deed
    YEC Deed of Easement
    YRCV Deed of Revocation of a Covenant

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