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Certificates of title

Certificates of title

Under the Land Transfer Act 1870 New Zealand adopted the Torrens system of formally registering land title, which was administered first by the Department of Lands and Survey, and later by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). Certificates such as these, with a unique title number, recorded the names of owners and the history of property transactions. The system was considered to be a great improvement on the English system of title deeds.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1981/2260/14

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Geoffrey Palmer, 'Law - Legal innovation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37018/certificates-of-title (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Geoffrey Palmer, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 11 Oct 2016