Prepare a partial discharge/withdrawal in Complex mode

How to prepare a partial discharge or withdrawal in Complex mode


In New Landonline you can partially discharge or withdraw as to part of the land or as to another interest against an affected instrument.

If you partially discharge the same instrument multiple times against the same titles in the same dealing it will step down to Lodge. 

Mandatory fields are marked by a red asterisk * and must be completed for successful pre-validation, certify and sign, and submission. 

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What to do 

  1. Navigate to the Prepare instrument page. 
  • When an instrument is collapsed, select the instrument hyperlink to navigate to the Prepare instrument page. 
  • When an instrument is expanded, select the Prepare button
  • Use the three-dot icon at the end of an instrument’s row and select Prepare instrument.


Screenshot of prepare instrument page with three dot icon and dropdown menu highlighted
  1. Select Complex to change to this mode. For help on preparing in Titles or Share/Interest mode, go to:

            Prepare a full discharge or partial discharge instrument 

            Prepare a partial discharge in Share/Interest mode


Screen shows button to select complex mode
  1. Check the instrument number is correct. If the Affected instrument field is blank, use the dropdown and select the relevant instrument from the list.
  • If the field is blank and there are no dropdown options, there are no instrument to discharge on the title for this instrument type.


Screen shows affected instrument drop down box
  1. If you’re discharging or withdrawing the affected instrument over only part of the land, enter the description of the part of the land into the Description of Part (if applicable) field.  
  • This is a free text field. 
  • Ensure you include all the details required, such as Part Section Block X 1 Wellington Survey District (Lot 1 DP 1234567). 
  • This instrument will step down to Lodge if this field is used.


Screen shows the free text box you can add details for the description of part of an affected instrument
  1. The existing Mortgagee/Encumbrancee/Caveator/Charge Holder/Claimant will automatically display but is read-only. However, use the:
  • Change due to pending dealing toggle above the Affected Instrument to edit, add or delete the names displayed. For example, use when an instrument in a prior dealing or a prior instrument in the same dealing is changing an interest holder's name. 
  • Revert / Update button to re-set the interest holder’s name to reflect the Register or to update names from any prior instrument in the dealing. For example, if the interest holder details have been edited using Change due to pending dealing, it will revert to what is recorded on the Register. Or, if a prior instrument has been added to your dealing which changes the interest holder, using Revert / Update will pull through the updated names.


Screen shows Change due to pending dealing view, where you can see the name of the Mortgagee and the revert and update button
  1. If necessary, to clarify the intent of the discharge on the registered instrument, enter information into the Clarify intent (if required) field. 
  • This is a free text field.
  • Ensure you clearly explain the intent, such as 'To the effect that the residue of the title [title ref] remains subject to the caveat'. 
  • This instrument will step down to Lodge if you enter text in this field.


Into the field, write the intent for discharging the registered instrument.
  1. When discharging a mortgage or encumbrance, uncheck the Reserve personal covenants checkbox if required. This will depend on whether the parties have made these arrangements relating to the rights and remedies of the Mortgagee/Encumbrancee. 

    Screenshot of Reserve personal covenants check box
  2. The Summarytab will automatically update and display a read-only summary of some key details entered on the left-hand side of the page.  
  • Use the Preview instrument button to view, print or download the full instrument preview including any ‘Add Text’ fields, certifications and signatures. 


Screenshot showing Preview instrument button highlighted on the right of the Summary tab
  1. Save the instrument details located at the bottom right of the page. 
  • Use Save to save the information and remain on the Prepare instrument page. 
  • Use Save & back to save the information and return to the Instruments & Roles page.
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