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The Registrar-General of Land has the discretionary power to make alterations to the register under section 21(1) of the Land Transfer Act 2017 (the Act).

This guideline provides guidance to practitioners and others who prepare or submit documents for registration on:

  • the Registrar’s powers to alter the register to correct errors in the register under section 21(1)((a) and (b) or to give effect to an order or a direction of a court under s21(1)(d)
  • how to request an alteration to the register
  • how the request will be assessed
  • the different methods the Registrar may use to alter the register, and
  • how practitioners can correct their own errors.

This guideline does not cover alterations to record boundary changes resulting from accretion or erosion under section 21(1)(c) of the Act. For further guidance on how to apply to record a boundary change see the Accretion and Erosion Guideline 2019 – LINZG20783.

A person who suffers a loss or damage because of a LINZ registration error may make a claim for compensation under Subpart 3 of Part 2 of the Act. For further information on the claims procedure see the Compensation page.