This interim guideline has been published by the Registrar-General of Land for use by our people of Toitū Te Whenua who exercise registration functions under the Land Transfer Act 2017 and practitioners who lodge unit title dealings.

Document Status: Interim
Document Number: 20720
Regulatory Area: Land titles
Document Type: Guideline
Published date: 1 June 2011

It contains guidelines for best practice compliance with the Unit Titles Act 2010 and Unit Titles Regulations 2011 to ensure that plans and instruments received by Toitū Te Whenua:

  • are dealt with correctly,
  • contain all the necessary prerequisite instruments, plans, authorisations, consents, certificates, and any other matter specified by the 2010 Act, and
  • that all computer registers issued are in accordance with the 2010 Act.

This guideline was updated 1 August 2022 to reflect amendments to section 38 of the Unit Titles Act 2010 by the Regulatory Systems (Building and Housing) Amendment Act 2017. These clarify that a valuer's certificate of proposed ownership interests is required to deposit the proposed unit development plan in a staged development, and no further valuer's certificate is required to deposit further stage unit plans or the complete unit plan.

This guideline references the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010 (CSR 2010). The Cadastral Survey Rules 2021 (CSR 2021) came into effect on 30 August 2021. During the six-month transition period (30 August 2021 to 25 February 2022) Cadastral Survey Datasets (CSDs) may be certified and lodged in terms of the CSR 2010 or the CSR 2021.

Updated Date: Thursday, 28 July 2022