The registrar's powers in the digital age

Show simple item record Grinlinton, David en
dc.contributor.editor Grinlinton, D en
dc.contributor.editor Thomas, R en 2020-08-24T04:40:54Z en 2020-08-24T04:40:54Z en 2020 en
dc.identifier.citation In Land Registration and Title Security in the Digital Age: New Horizons for Torrens. Editors: Grinlinton D, Thomas R. 148-171. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxford 2020 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780367211776 en
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dc.description.abstract The role and extent of the powers of the ‘Registrar’ under automated Torrens systems such as those in New Zealand, Australia and Canada is examined in this chapter. Judicial interpretations of these powers both prior to, and following, Frazer v Walkeris reviewed. This analysis demonstrates that notwithstanding the comment of the Privy Council in that case that the Registrar’s powers are ‘broad and extensive’, the feared erosion of indefeasibility through a more liberal exercise of those powers has not occurred. The significantly narrower powers to alter land titles and interests that were introduced in New Zealand under the LTA 2017 are examined in detail in this context. The chapter also explores the impacts of automation and digitalization of land registration and conveyancing processes on the appropriate role and extent of the Registrar’s powers. A further focus is the privatization, or part privatization, of land registration systems that has already occurred in some Canadian provinces and Australian states, and is being actively considered in a number of other jurisdictions. This raises important questions relating to security of title and integrity of the land registration system, including the continued need for, and shape of government oversight through a public office or agency such as the Registrar. en
dc.publisher Routledge en
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dc.title The registrar's powers in the digital age en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.4324/9780367218171 en
pubs.begin-page 148 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Routledge en en
pubs.end-page 171 en Abingdon, Oxford en
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pubs.elements-id 809520 en Law en Faculty Administration Law en
pubs.number 9 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-07-31 en 2020-04-27 en

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