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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.

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.


Update 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.