This standard specifies the statutory requirements, and the requirements for the retention of evidence for the certification of electronic instruments.
The statutory requirements relate to the regulation 7(3)(c) certification that if statutory requirements have been specified by the Registrar General of Land (Registrar) for instruments of a particular type, that the instrument complies with those requirements. They are made by the Registrar under section 236(1)(d) and (e) of the Land Transfer Act 2017.
The requirements for the retention of evidence relate to the regulation 7(3)(d) certification about evidence in relation to the matters in regulation 7(3)(a)-(c) (as they relate to the authority and legal capacity, identity, and statutory matters).
Important Note: Section 21 of the Racing Industry Act 2020 came into force on 1 July 2020. Practitioners certifying on behalf of racing clubs will need to ensure that their clients have complied with any obligations under section 21 of the Act. This will be specified in the next iteration of the Standard. For further guidance see: Racing Industry Act 2020 – information about new instruments and titles affected by the Act.