15 February 2021

Issue 164

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In this edition, we feature news about:

New public search tool launched

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) on 1 February launched a new online service so anyone can find and buy property records such as titles or survey plans for an address.

Public Land Record Search makes property information available directly through a simple online search tool and digital payment system.

With the new service, anyone in New Zealand or Australia can search for the records held about a property by address or using the map of New Zealand and navigating to a specific parcel of land.

Once the information is found, the cost to buy a single land record is $5.

Previously, the public could only buy these records from LINZ through a manual order form for $15 per record or through an agent.

New search tool makes accessing land records easier

Legal seminars for 2021

LINZ is presenting a series of seminars in association with the Law Society’s Property Law Section and the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives.

The seminars are:

  • in Hamilton on 24 March
  • by webinar in June
  • in New Plymouth in September

Each seminar will support up to two hours of CPD for lawyers and registered legal executives, and are mainly aimed at those who use Landonline regularly.  

The seminars will provide key updates from across the business including current updates from within our regulatory and operational areas, practical tips to avoid common problems, and upcoming changes to Landonline including the Landonline rebuild.

Look out for your invitation with registration details from the Law Society’s Property Law Section or NZ Institute of Legal Executives.

We will confirm the dates for the June and September events in the March edition of Landwrap. 

Trusts Act 2019 in force

The Trusts Act 2019 came into force on 30 January 2021.

Links to information about how the Trusts Act affects land registration can be found on our Trusts Act 2019 information page

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