Receiverships Act 1993

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Version as at 1 July 2022

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Receiverships Act 1993

Public Act
1993 No 122
Date of assent
28 September 1993
see section 1(2)

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


1Short Title and commencement
3Public notice
3ATransitional, savings, and related provisions
3BAct binds the Crown
5Who may be appointed as receiver
6Appointment of receivers under deeds and agreements
6AWhat receiver must do before appointment
7Extent of power to appoint receiver
8Notice of appointment
9Application of section 92 of Property Law Act 1952 to receivers [Repealed]
10Notice of receivership
11Vacancy in office of receiver
11AProvision of information and assistance to replacement receiver
12Obligations of grantor
13Execution of documents
14Powers of receivers
15Power to make calls on shares
16Validity of acts of receivers
17Consent of mortgagee to sale of property
18General duties of receivers
19Duty of receiver selling property
20No defence or indemnity
21Duty in relation to money
22Accounting records
23First report by receiver
24Further reports by receiver
24ASummary report by receiver
25Extension of time for preparing reports
26Persons entitled to receive reports
27Persons entitled to inspect reports
28Duty to notify suspected offences against other Acts [Repealed]
29Notice of end of receivership
30Preferential claims
30AExtinguishment of subordinate security interests
30BPriorities on distribution by receiver of surplus representing proceeds of personal property
30CSurplus may be paid into court
30DMeaning of surplus and net proceeds
31Powers of receiver on liquidation or bankruptcy
32Liabilities of receiver
33Relief from liability
34Court supervision of receivers
35Court may terminate or limit receivership
36Meaning of failure to comply
37Orders to enforce receiver’s duties
38Special provisions relating to evidence
39Orders protecting property in receivership
40Refusal to supply essential services prohibited
40AInstrument may provide for appointment of receiver
40BPower of court to appoint receiver
40CPowers and duties of receivers
40DConstraints on receiver
40EProtection for receiver
42Act subject to application of Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol

An Act to reform the law relating to receivers