13 March 2018

Issue 140

This month's Landwrap features a call for consultation on the Land Transfer Act, as well as details about a Landonline maintenance release planned for April. 

Land Transfer Act 2017: Secondary legislation consultation opens

All Landonline users

Land Information New Zealand and the Registrar-General for Land are consulting on new regulations, standards and directives in preparation for the implementation of the Land Transfer Act 2017.

The ability for people to buy and sell land easily, while having confidence in the security of their property rights, is vital for New Zealand’s economic and social well-being.

The Land Transfer Act 2017 (LTA) was passed by Parliament in July 2017 and will come into force in late 2018. The Act ensures New Zealand’s land transfer system continues to be modern and world-leading.

This consultation gives people the chance to comment on new Regulations, standards and directives that support the Act. We would welcome feedback from interested parties to help ensure the transition to the new Act is as smooth as possible.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 27 April 2018.

Consultation documents and guidance

Landonline maintenance release 3.17

All Landonline users

The next Landonline maintenance release is planned for Monday 16 April. Landonline will be unavailable on Saturday 14 April.

Detailed information on the content of the release will be available on our website closer to the time.

Planned changes for Titles customers

For Titles there will be a number of changes including:

  • A new template OCTN instrument replaces the old image only OCT instrument. This will enable pre-population of information from the affected head titles, prior transfers and linked plans (if any).
  • When deleting a dealing, users will be prompted to enter their password to help prevent accidental deletion.

Planned changes for Survey customers

For Survey there will be a number of changes including:

  • The ability to add height limits against easements in the Schedule/Memorandum tab.
  • A new Survey Class column in the vector capture screen

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