Regulatory Framework

In New Zealand, Conveyancing Practitioners are governed by the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006, and the regulations and rules made under that Act.

The New Zealand Society of Conveyancing’s regulatory functions and powers are set out under Part 5 of the Act;

  • to control and regulate the practice in New Zealand by conveyancers of the profession of conveyancing:
  • to uphold the fundamental obligations imposed on conveyancing practitioners who provide regulated services:
  • to monitor and enforce the provisions of this Act, and of any regulations and rules made under it, that relate to the regulation of conveyancing practitioners:
  • to perform and exercise, in relation to the profession of conveyancing, functions and powers similar to those conferred on the New Zealand Council of Legal Education by sections 274 and 275.