Land Transfer Regulations 2002

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Reprint as at 18 October 2016

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Land Transfer Regulations 2002

(SR 2002/213)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of July 2002

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by Land Information New Zealand.

Pursuant to sections 235 and 236 of the Land Transfer Act 1952, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


4Classes of instruments capable of being electronic instruments
5How instruments must refer to register
6Who must sign paper instruments
7Physical properties of paper documents
8Forms of paper instruments
9Form of registrable memorandum
10Rights and powers implied in easements
11Parties in respect of whom certification under section 164A of Act is required
12Form of certification
13Legal effect of certifications
14Period for which certifier must keep evidence showing truth of certification
15How certificates of correctness must be executed
16How paper instruments must be executed
17When duplicate certificate or other instrument of title must be produced [Revoked]
18When particulars of other instruments must be supplied [Revoked]
19Deposit of plans
20When plans must be deposited
21Things that must not be registered
22Alterations to instruments
23Withdrawal of instruments after lodgement
24Registration as to part of land affected
25Merger of estates or interests
26Change of name
27Notice to caveator of instrument presented for registration
28Change by caveator of address for service
29Death of caveator
30Powers of attorney
31Records and indexes
32Documents must not be altered while retained by Registrar
33Documents must not be altered after registration
34Plans must not be altered after deposit
35Delivery of new certificate of title issued on request [Revoked]
36Delivery of new certificate of title issued on registration of instrument [Revoked]
37General powers of Registrar as to delivery of documents [Revoked]
38Area of land or number of parcels or subdivisions on 1 title
39Prescribed notice periods
40Where and when services must be available
41Assistance to persons searching
43Fees are inclusive of GST
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