An easement is a right agreed between a landowner and another party to use land for a particular purpose. Easements are commonly used for:
If your property has an easement, it will usually be registered against your record of title. A copy of your record of title can be obtained through your solicitor or ordered through Land Information New Zealand.
Get a copy of your record of title (linz.govt.nz)
We recommend you seek professional advice from a registered surveyor or your solicitor if you are unsure how easements may affect your property, or you wish to create, surrender, or vary an easement.
Where the easement was required as a condition of a subdivision, an application to vary or cancel that easement will need to be made to us.
Resource consents and other planning approvals overview
Apply for other planning approval
For other easements, it may be possible to vary or surrender these by making an application to Land Information New Zealand.
Creating, surrendering, varying and removing easements (linz.govt.nz)
If you need to connect infrastructure over a reserve administered by us you will need to apply for an easement.
Apply for an easement through a reserve
Please phone us for easement enquiries.
Phone: 09 430 4200
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