Setting up Landonline in your law firm

Easy-to-follow steps to get your firm set up to do property transactions in Landonline.

Follow these steps if you are a new firm starting out with e-dealing. 

Go here to add a new user or licence for your firm

Step 1: Sign up to Landonline

Follow the steps for Landonline sign-up, sending all completed documentation to us.

If you're using a search agent, list the Search Agent user as an authorised user on your e-dealing licence when you sign up.

Sign up to Landonline

Step 2: Purchase an e-dealing licence

Consider the number of licences and digital certificates your firm needs.

If you're using a search agent, list the Search Agent user as an authorised user on your e-dealing licence when you sign up.

Find out about Landonline licence types

Step 3: Think about how you'll store property transaction documents for audit purposes

It's important that you read about compliance review and evidentiary requirements.

If you're using a search agent, link the users processing your work in the Search Agent firm to your licence and make sure they hold a digital certificate and have completed step 4 below.

Here's what you need to keep and for how long

Step 4: Download Landonline software and digital certificate

You'll need to download the software needed to run Landonline.

Once you've received an email with codes, you can download digital certificates to each user's computer and check that they can successfully log on to Landonline. Change the password for each user (should this be the administrator or each user?)

If you're using a search agent, link the users processing your work in the Search Agent firm to your licence and make sure they hold a digital certificate and have completed step 4 below.

It's important that you read the user obligations for both digital certificates and Landonline itself.

Follow the software and digital certificate steps in the sign-up process

Step 5: Provide training, user guides and resources

Learning about e-dealing is part of all property law qualifications in New Zealand.

Direct new users to our Land registration user guides and resources page - there are lots of useful online resources and guidelines published by the New Zealand Law Society, all available from there. 

If you're using a search agent, remember law firms need to certify and sign each instrument in the dealing as correct when they have seen the client and completed the Authority and Instruction form. Search Agents can complete the administration duties of the process.

View user guides and resources for e-dealing

Last Updated: 27 November 2015