Land Transfer Regulations 2018

Version as at 1 February 2022

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Land Transfer Regulations 2018

(LI 2018/193)

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 8th day of October 2018

The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council


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.

These regulations are administered by Land Information New Zealand.

These regulations are made under section 227 of the Land Transfer Act 2017 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.


4Transitional, savings, and related provisions
5Information and documents required for instruments
6Registrar may approve matters of format or medium for supplying information or documents
7Certification of electronic instruments
8Certification of electronic instruments for court orders
9Certification of electronic instruments for orders of Māori Land Court
10Certification of electronic instruments for notices under Retirement Villages Act 2003
11Parties treated as having executed electronic instruments
12Instruments not capable of electronic lodgement
13Execution of paper instruments
14Certification of paper instruments
15Person who may execute paper instrument for overseas Government
16Unacceptable changes to paper instruments
17Correction or change of name and boundary change from accretion or erosion
18Merger of estates or interests
19Cancellation of fencing covenant or agreement
20Conditions and powers implied in mortgage whose priority postponed
21Rights and powers implied in easements
22Consent relating to application for record of title to access strip
23Withdrawing instruments after lodgement
24Records of lodged instruments and other matters
25Application to withhold information may include non-contact order as evidence
26Information and documents required for notices given by Registrar
27Periods specified in notices given by Registrar
28Periods relating to notices given under Land Transfer (Hawke’s Bay) Act 1931
29Notices and objections about certain alterations to register
30Certificate with notice by flat or office owning company to end licence subject to mortgage
31Change of address for notice about certain caveats
32Claim for compensation
33Interest rate for inclusion in compensation
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