This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 23 February 2009, mandates the electronic lodgement of almost all land transactions by lawyers and conveyancers.
Section 236(1)(d) of the Land Transfer Act 1952 enables the making of regulations specifying the classes of instruments that are capable of being electronic instruments. Regulation 4 of the Land Transfer Regulations 2002 specifies those classes of instruments and covers deposit documents and the classes of permissible instruments set out in Schedule 1 of those regulations. The effect of this order is that, on and after 23 February 2009, lawyers and conveyancers who wish to lodge such instruments will have to lodge them electronically, using the Landonline system.
Date of notification in Gazette: 9 October 2008.
This order is administered by Land Information New Zealand.