Deeds Registration Act 1908

Reprint as at 12 November 2018

Deeds Registration Act 1908

Public Act
1908 No 40
Date of assent
4 August 1908

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this eprint. See the notes at the end of this eprint for further details.

This Act is administered by the Department of Justice.


1Short Title, etc
2Instruments excepted from Act
4Registration districts
5Deeds Register Office
6Registrar of Deeds
7Registrars to give security
8Seal of Register Office
9Instruments affecting land
10Crown grants to be registered before delivery to grantee
11Instruments made before the issue of Crown grants
12Effect of such registration of instruments under last preceding section
13Effect of issue of Crown grant on such registration
14Registration ineffectual unless made in proper office
15Certified copies of registered instruments
16Powers of attorney
17Judgments, etc
19Registration of copy of instrument
20Instrument in Maori to have translation
21Book of primary entry
22Note of presentation and entry in index book
23How entry to be made
24Mistake in entry
25Receipt for instrument
26Instrument to have plan of land
27Exceptions to foregoing rule
28Registration number of prior instrument to be endorsed
29Order of registration
30Instruments to be copied
31Copies to be checked
32Instrument affecting lands not delineated on plan
33Endorsement on Crown grant
34Registration through District Agents
35Avoidance of unregistered deed or contract
36Avoidance of will
37Avoidance of judgment, etc
38Avoidance of lease not taking effect in possession
39Registration not to avail against express notice
40Volunteers protected in certain cases
41Avoidance of instrument deducing title through unregistered instrument
42Powers of attorney
43Deposit to be a discharge from covenant to produce
44Deposited instrument to be numbered
45Instruments to be kept
46Receipt for deposited instrument
47Where boundaries of district altered, copy of original register to have same force and effect
48Production and evidence of registered instruments
49Registrar not bound to produce register without Judge’s order
50Copies of or extracts from instruments
51Registration, when compulsory
52Fees on registration
54Practice of Deeds Register Offices
Reprint notes

An Act to consolidate certain enactments of the General Assembly relating to the registration of deeds affecting land

BE IT ENACTED by the General Assembly of Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—