Information for lawyers and conveyancers

Ready access to information, resources and tools for all land-related and Crown property dealings.

Residential property development

Find what you need to undertake your clients’ business easily and efficiently.

Transacting land transfers? Here you‘ll find references you need for all land dealings. Use our regulatory document search to quickly find regulations and guidelines. Consult user guidelines for e-dealing and e-search before working through the land registration process on Landonline.  Avoid unnecessary delays by checking for common errors.  You can also tap into advice on aspects such as handling supporting documents and what your options are when receiving rejections. 

Buying ‘sensitive’ or high-value New Zealand assets on behalf of a client? You can check the fees, learn about the application process, search for helpful resources or review our library of Overseas Investment Office decision summaries. 

Need to know more about Crown land processes? View the status and location of Crown pastoral land. Check the tenure review process for leases or check the standards and guidelines for acquiring Crown land.

Working with land that is part of a Treaty settlement? Consult the regulations and standards governing that govern administration and disposal of these resources.


Updating New Zealand’s land transfer laws

LINZ is supporting the implementation of new legislation to update New Zealand’s land transfer laws. The Land Transfer Act, which passed its final reading in Parliament in July 2017, requires new regulations, and new standards and directives, to be issued by the Registrar-General of Land. We’re talking to key stakeholders about some of the changes at the moment, and will run a formal consultation later in the year. Read more.