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Property titles. In New Zealand, legal ownership of land is listed on a record of title. Titles are held electronically by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). A record of title states who owns a property and may include any rights and restrictions relating to the title, such as a mortgage over the property, easement or covenant.What is the title of a property in New Zealand?
Titles (records of title) In the past, the evidence of a property title was a paper document called a Certificate of Title, but since 2002 all of New Zealand's current property title records are held electronically. Electronic property title records are called records of title. Find out more about titles under the Land Transfer Act 2017.What can I find on a title search?
A title search is a current copy of the Certificate of Title which shows the current owner, the land description and any dealings associated. Property title records show a property's proprietors, legal description and the rights and restrictions registered against the property title - for example, a mortgage, easement or covenant.When did record of title change in New Zealand?
They have been recorded electronically since 2002. All earlier paper-based Certificates of Title were converted into electronic records of title between 1999 and 2002. You can request a copy of a record of title in these forms: