New land transfer regulations

11 October 2018

Today the new regulations to support the Land Transfer Act 2017 have been gazetted, along with the Order in Council which brings the Act into force on 12 November 2018.

The new regulations and related standards were developed and finalised through a consultation process led by LINZ that began in March 2018. The final regulations and standards were informed by the feedback gathered from stakeholders and customers through this process. 

“We appreciate the effort people put into providing their detailed feedback into this consultation process. This has ensured the new regulations are well aligned to modern coveyancing. Most importantly we now have a modern legislative framework that positions us well to maintain our world-leading property system into the future,” said Robbie Muir, Registrar-General of Land.

“The regulations are available online. We have also published the supporting standards and directives along with the summary feedback on the secondary legislation.”

You can read the regulations at https://www.linz.govt.nz/land/land-registration/standards-and-guidelines

Read more information on the Report on Submissions - Submissions received on secondary legislation for the Land Transfer Act 2017 (PDF 810KB)

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