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LINZ to Provide Easier Access to Land Records

April 30, 2013

LINZ to Provide Easier Access to Land Records

A new project about to get underway at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) will soon see New Zealand business and the general public gain easier, faster and cheaper access to land records – streamlining the process involved when people are considering buying or selling property.

The project will deliver two online services: one allowing the public to find and purchase land records – such as property titles – automatically and instantly, and a business-to-business web interface through which land search businesses can provide records to customers.

“New Zealanders love property – buying and selling, renovations and DIY. These services will simplify part of this process by allowing people to quickly and easily obtain the land records they need,” says LINZ Acting General Manager Customer Services Russell Turner.

“LINZ oversees and records all changes in land ownership and interests in New Zealand, and ensures we can have confidence in our property rights. Providing easier access to this information gives New Zealanders greater certainty and understanding of their property rights.”

The business-to-business web interface will allow land record search businesses to connect directly with LINZ’s survey and title record delivery system, enabling efficiencies through automation. LINZ has a positive partnership with a number of these businesses, and invites them – as valued partners – and others in the industry, to be involved in the development of the business-to-business web service.

“The development of these services is part of a wider public sector drive to deliver better and smarter services to the public and business by improving their ability to interact with government online.

“The services will create greater efficiencies for customers and LINZ, and increase self-service online. Building on the establishment of the LINZ Data Service in 2011, this initiative is an example of LINZ continuing to take a lead role in delivering on the Government’s objective of opening up public access to government-held data.”


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