How to remove a caveat in New Zealand

A caveat is a legal notice that is placed on the title of a property to protect the interests of a person who has a potential claim to the property. In New Zealand, there are several ways to remove a caveat:

  1. Withdrawal: The person who lodged the caveat can withdraw it by completing the appropriate form and submitting it to Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).
  2. Court order: A court may make an order removing the caveat if it is satisfied that the caveat is invalid or that the interests of the person who lodged the caveat can be protected in some other way.
  3. Discharge: If the person who lodged the caveat has fulfilled their obligations under the caveat, or if the reason for the caveat no longer exists, the caveat may be discharged by LINZ.

It is important to note that the process for removing a caveat may vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case and the terms of the caveat. If you are seeking to remove a caveat, it is advisable to seek legal advice to determine the appropriate course of action.

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