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Pandora's box? An exploration of s 81 of the Land Transfer Act 1952 and its effect on the indefeasibility of title

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Show simple item record Roberts, Scarlet Rhiannon 2016-10-25T03:11:27Z 2016-10-25T03:11:27Z 2015 2015
dc.description.abstract Section 81 of the Land Transfer Act 1952 has a tumultuous past. It has faced various criticisms surrounding its potential for undermining indefeasibility of title, a key concept under our Torrens system of transfer. This paper addresses some of these criticisms, positing first that s 81 does in fact grant the District Land Registrar a wide discretion to correct or cancel titles which have been gained fraudulently or wrongfully, and secondly that this discretion should be exercised if an appropriate case surfaces. Such an exercise is supported by the approach taken in other Torrens jurisdictions and can be regulated through the adoption of a number of simple guidelines, to be considered during any exercise of discretion under s 81. This will reduce the risk of any uncertainty arising from a wide interpretation of s 81 and ensure that the overall justice of the case is the central consideration of any exercise of discretion. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.subject Land Transfer Act 1952 en_NZ
dc.subject S 81 en_NZ
dc.subject District Land Registrar en_NZ
dc.subject Powers of correction en_NZ
dc.subject Meaning of wrongful en_NZ
dc.subject Indefeasibility en_NZ
dc.subject Section 81 en_NZ
dc.title Pandora's box? An exploration of s 81 of the Land Transfer Act 1952 and its effect on the indefeasibility of title en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Law en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Research Paper or Project en_NZ LL.B. (Honours) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180102 Access to Justice en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180105 Commercial and Contract Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180120 Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180122 Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180123 Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180124 Property Law (excl. Intellectual Property Law) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies en_NZ

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