Basic information about real estate in New Zealand is stored in the Register of Land Information.
The Register of Land Information is a governmental agency of New Zealand. The register is headed by the official of a ministerial rank.
The Register was established in 1996.
The Register serves three main functions:
- manages the system of transactions with real estate
- collects, generates and processes information about real estate (including geodetic and topographic)
- manages crown lands
The Real Estate Register of New Zealand provides real estate specialists with online access to the national property data base and cadaster of New Zealand - official report on studies of land borders. The online register is used by land surveyors, lawyers, concessionaries and other specialists for safe search, placement and updating of transactions with title and questionnaire data in real time.
Since 1840 information about real estate in New Zealand has been accumulated in a paper form. Since 2002 information about real estate in New Zealand was converted in a digital form.
Persons not being authorized specialists may request information about real estate by an application sent by E-mail. Its processing may take up to 20 days. Information about real estate is public, however documents from the register are received for a fee.
- The Register of Land Information stores technical data on real estate objects and information about basic rights.
- Document originals are stored in archives.
- Detailed data, including construction documentation, is stored in local self-governing authorities.
- Data on Maori land is stored in the Maori Court
Extracts from the register of land information of New Zealand may be used for:
- confirmation of title to real estate
- receipt of information about the real estate item
- debt collection
- analysis of prices for real estate
- other commercial and analytical purposes
*some data may be unavailable for certain items, or may be provided for a fee.
The period of extract provision shall be reported individually.
Extracts from the Real Estate Registers are provided subject to the laws of New Zealand and to the Law on personal data protection.
Moreover, you can order certified translation of your documents into any foreign language.
The requests shall be processed within one business day. Courier delivery of the apostilled extract shall be paid additionally according to the courier tariff rates.
New Zealand joined the Hague Convention on simplified legalization of documents on February 7, 2001. On November 22, 2001 the Convention came into force.
Thus, documents issued in New Zealand are subject to legalization based on the apostilling procedure, after certified translation such documents acquire full legal force on the territory of all other Hague Convention Member States.
As a rule of thumb, apostillation of extracts takes about two weeks.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an electronic Extract from the Real Estate Register of New Zealand||from 59,50 €||from 50,00 €||Price for the translation of an electronic Extract||from 41,65 €||from 35,00 €|
|Price for an Extract from the Real Estate Register of New Zealand with apostille||from 357,00 €||from 300,00 €|