LINZ often receives instruments for re-lodgement that have already been registered.

LINZ often receives instruments for re-lodgement that have already been registered. This usually happens because customers need a change made to the Register - for example to correct a misspelling or to add a missing title reference.

Section 21 of the Land Transfer Act 2017 allows the Registrar to alter the Register in certain administrative circumstances provided that (except where the alteration is to give effect to a court order) the alteration would not materially affect the registered estate or if the alteration would have a material affect, with the consent of the affected parties. If the error occurred prior to lodgement, but the applicant only detected it after registration the applicant has to correct it:

  • If a title reference has been omitted, by lodging a fresh instrument; and/or
  • If there is a spelling error in the registered owner's name, by lodging a correction of name, in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Land Transfer Regulations 2018.

If the error is due to a LINZ processing mistake, the instrument does not require amendment, but the register does. Here, the error should be pointed out to LINZ. The quickest way to request a correction be investigated is in your workspace in Landonline. You can also phone LINZ at 0800 Customer Support (0800 665 463) or use the Record Correction Request form on the LINZ web site. To find this form, enter 'record correction' in the search box/field, top right of this website's home page. The Registrar-General of Land may then correct the error (pursuant to Section 21(1)(a) of the Land Transfer Act 2017).

Last Updated: 21 November 2018