Adverse Possession Guideline 2018 – LINZG20778

Applications for adverse possession will only be valid in the limited circumstances set out in subpart 1 of Part 4 of the Land Transfer Act 2017*. This incorporates and codifies part of the common law doctrine of adverse possession.

Document Status: Current
Document Number: 20778
Regulatory Area: Land titles
Document Type: Guideline
Published date: 17 December 2018

This guideline is to assist individuals understand the statutory requirements and the processing steps for applications for adverse possession.

*Note that a person may also claim land in a limited record of title based on adverse possession or a prior title.