10 March 2020

Issue 156

There was an error in the Unsupported web browsers section of this issue.  This should have read 'on 27 March our systems provider will be removing support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1.'

We would like to reassure you that TLS 1.2 will continue to be supported and we apologise for any confusion this error may have caused

Welcome to the first edition of Landwrap for 2020.

Lunchtime legal seminars for 2020

LINZ is presenting a series of lunchtime seminars in association with the Property Law Section (PLS) and the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives (NZILE) in 2020.

The seminars are taking place in:

  • Nelson on 18 March
  • Hamilton on 27 May
  • New Plymouth on 5 August
  • Christchurch on 21 October

Representatives from several groups from LINZ, including the Registrar-General of Land (RGL) team, will present practical information and updates for those working on titles transactions and using Landonline. Each seminar supports up to two hours of CPD for lawyers and registered legal executives and is mainly aimed at those who use Landonline regularly.  

The seminars will cover:

  • the role of different teams you interact with at LINZ, including the RGL, Property Rights and the Registration Authority
  • the lifecycle of a dealing - what happens when you submit a dealing to LINZ
  • how LINZ can help you to get it right for your client and stay compliant
  • practical tips for using Landonline, including avoiding common problems when you are setting up a dealing
  • upcoming changes to Landonline in 2020 and beyond, including the Landonline rebuild.

Local members of the PLS and NZILE will receive email invitations to the seminars in their area nearer the time. Invitations will be more widely circulated to non-member property lawyers and their staff where venue capacity permits.

Streamlining conveyancing

LINZ has been working with the Land Titles Committee on two initiatives that will streamline the end to end conveyancing process for Conveyancing Professionals, Territorial Authorities (TA) and Financial Institutions. These are Notice to Mortgagee of mortgage registration confirmation and Notice of Change of Ownership (commonly known as Notice of Sale) as new functionality into Landonline.

Both these new processes will save time and effort involved in the property transaction process and are scheduled to be included in the Landonline 3.22 release April 2020.

The new functionality will be limited to a small pilot group and then progressively ramped up. More information will come closer to the time. LINZ is working with banks on the pilot financial institution for Notice to Mortgagee; and has selected Tauranga City Council as the pilot TA for Notice of Change of Ownership.

Unsupported web browsers

On 27 March our systems provider will be removing support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 due to inherent security issues with these older communication protocols. This will affect our LINZ website, including the Landonline login page.

Customers using:

We expect that very few users will be affected, however, if you use one of these older browsers you might wish to also check that your Citrix client and Windows Software is a supported version.

Feedback on draft Cadastral Survey Rules 2020

Surveyor-General Anselm Haanen is seeking feedback on the draft Cadastral Survey Rules 2020.

The draft rules reflect the proposals outlined in the two previous stages of the consultation, along with additional amendments that address the feedback gathered to date.

We have tried to make the rules more useful for surveyors by making them clear and concise, and improving navigation. A companion document explains the changes and how we have responded to the feedback already received.

Once feedback has been received, the rules will be finalised so they can be used from the end of this year.

Find out about the consultation and how you can have your say.

This consultation closes on 30 March.

Guidance for surveyors on boundary conflicts in greater Christchurch

LINZ has developed guidance to assist cadastral surveyors working in greater Christchurch when dealing with boundary conflicts arising from approved interim surveys.

The guidance explains:

  • how boundary conflicts come about
  • the difference between title and non-title boundary conflicts
  • how LINZ can assist by providing information and advice to surveyors and lawyers
  • provision for alterations to titles and compensation
  • considerations relating to subdivision consent.

An accompanying flow chart has also been developed, along with a case study outlining how one boundary conflict has been resolved.

More on the guidance for surveyors

Accretion and erosion guideline 2019

In December 2019, the Registrar-General of Land published a new version of the accretion and erosion guideline – LINZG20783.

The guideline explains how a registered landowner can apply to have their record of title altered to record a boundary change resulting from accretion or erosion.

The changes to the guideline are not material. Key updates include:

  • structural and stylistic edits
  • changes to terms and definitions
  • additional guidance on how an affected person can object to an alteration, also reflected in the sample notice of intention to alter the register in schedule 1
  • inclusion of a recommended consent form in schedule 3.

The guideline took effect on 13 December 2019.

LINZG20783 Accretion and Erosion Guideline 2019

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