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Land registration, Landonline, Survey

In this edition:

New Landonline – Dealings application is now available

The first phase of the New Landonline – Dealings application, part of the Modernising Landonline programme, is now available.

Our customers can now complete almost all re-financing or sale and purchase transactions end-to-end in the new application (most simple Discharge Mortgage, Transfer and Mortgage instruments).

New enhancements … but dealing process remains the same

  • New look and feel that’s easy to use and navigate.
  • Work in either Landonline system (Legacy or New) on the same transaction.
  • Access on any device (only need to be on your device with Digital Certificate to certify and sign).
  • Dealing details are faster to enter.

Accessing New Landonline – Dealings

To access New Landonline – Dealings, go to the Landonline products and services page and select ‘Dealings login’.

You can bookmark the URL for the Dealings landing page. However, please note that important messages about issues or outages will be posted on the Landonline landing page.

Watch our video on what our pilot customers think about the new application.

Tell us what you think by using the feedback button in the new application.

Support tools upgraded for New Landonline

To prepare for New Landonline, we are upgrading a key tool used by the Contact Centre team.

Our new Remote Access tool will enable us to provide on-the-spot support for any issues you have while using the new system.

Please install this software now, so it’s available before you need it. You can get it from our software downloads page, under the Remote Access Tool section. 

Note: your organisation may require you to have admin rights on your device to install this software.

Upgrade to a two-year Digital Certificate required to sign in New Landonline

To perform signing in New Landonline you will need a two-year Digital Certificate. LINZ began issuing two-year certificates by default in October, however most users will not receive an upgrade until their existing one-year certificate comes up for renewal.

If you wish to certify and sign in New Landonline, but have not upgraded yet, you can request an earlier upgrade at no cost to you or your firm.

If you require more information on our migration to two-year digital certificates, see
Migration to two-year Digital Certificates

Updates to lodgement form statutory declarations

The Registrar-General of Land has made some editorial updates to the approved forms used when lodging transactions under the Land Transfer Act 2017.

The changes update the statutory declarations within the forms, making them more consistent with the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957. 

The following forms are affected:

  • Electronic forms 15, 25, 37, 39, 41 and 43
  • Paper forms 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 25, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47 and 48.

Click the following links for copies of the new forms:

We will still accept transactions using the previous versions.

Sign up for a recording of our demonstration webinar and receive one CPD hour

Our 60-minute webinar demonstration on 15 November has now sold out.

Held in association with Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand, New Zealand Law Society’s Property Law Section (PLS) and Legal Executives New Zealand, a recorded post-webinar package will be available for $40 per registrant.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Ability to create, process and submit dealings in New Landonline – Dealings
  • Understand what tasks can be done in New Landonline v Legacy Landonline
  • Know how to quickly access help resources and where to go for support.

If you’d like to receive the recording, please register your interest:
LINZ/PLS Landonline Demo Webinar

The PLS will notify you when the recording is available (we expect this to be a couple of days after the webinar).

Eight more councils join Notice of Change service

We’re pleased to advise conveyancers can now prepare Notices of Change of Ownership for Hamilton City Council, Waikato District Council, South Waikato District Council, Waitomo District Council, New Plymouth District Council, Rotorua Lakes Council, Hauraki District Council and Thames-Coromandel District Council using our automated Notice of Change service, as part of your Landonline e-dealing workflow.

Our automated Notice of Change service, the preferred method for advising changes to ratings databases, where available, will result in improved data accuracy, you only enter the data once, time savings, fewer clicks and less typing, and improved timeliness of notifications.

For more information about Notice of Change, watch a short video demonstration featuring Carolyn Hintz, Senior Associate at Gibson Sheat Lawyers or check out the Landonline help page.

Land titles unchanged with a new head of state

A number of people have asked us what happens to Land Information records now that King Charles is the head of state. Do references ‘to Her Majesty the Queen’ need to be updated to ‘His Majesty the King’?

Under Section 5(2) of the Constitution Act 1986, references to Her Majesty the Queen are deemed to include a reference to His Majesty the King. So no change is needed for existing titles and instruments.

Future documents lodged should refer to ‘His Majesty the King’. New titles will also be issued in the name of His Majesty the King.

Automated registration of caveat dealings in Legacy Landonline

The next release for Legacy Landonline is planned for Monday 14 November. This release includes changes that will allow some caveats based on an Agreement to Mortgage or Agreement for Sale and Purchase to be registered automatically on lodgement.

If a caveat is created using the Agreement to Mortgage or Agreement for Sale and Purchase template provided in Landonline, Landonline runs automated checks against business rules to identify whether the dealing will register automatically or require processing by us.

When prevalidating or submitting a caveat, Landonline identifies any prior dealings that could prevent the caveat from being registered. If this check is not completed successfully, the caveat cannot be registered automatically. You will be advised that the caveat has failed this and has stepped down to lodge for processing by our people.

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