Most electronic instruments may be lodged with LINZ only after the certifying practitioner with authority to act for the party certifies the instrument in accordance with regulation 7 of the Land Transfer Regulations 2018.
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This guideline is to assist practitioners understand their obligations when making e-dealing certifications regarding authority and identity. It focuses on practitioners’ obligations to:
- ensure they have proper authority from their client;
- take reasonable steps to ensure their client has legal capacity;
- verify the identity of their client; and
- retain the evidence they have relied on to support those certifications.
Note: This guideline was amended on 10 September 2021. For details, read the Landwrap article on the amendments to the guideline.
The Registrar-General has issued interim guidance related to this Guideline and the use of audio-visual methods to complete client A&I forms and ID verification when working remotely.