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Solicitors' online notice of change of property ownership
Change in property ownership notification process
When a property changes ownership, solicitors need to notify Auckland Council and Watercare by completing a Notice of Change of Ownership (NoC).
If you are a solicitor, you should complete the NoC form on the Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Landonline website as part of your normal Landonline workflow.
You will see the “Add NoC” button at the bottom right of the screen when you are preparing the transfer in Landonline.
Auckland Council and Watercare will receive the updated information on the next business day after you complete and submit the NoC.
For more information see the LINZ information page.
Email email@example.com if you have further questions.
Extra step for properties in Papakura
Solicitors submitting a NoC for a property in Papakura must also email the water supplier, Veolia firstname.lastname@example.org, a copy of the completed NoC.
Final water meter reading
When changing a property's ownership, you also need to book a final water meter reading through Watercare.
Email the NoC to email@example.com if the property has Veolia as its water supplier.
Transferring a resource consent
Change of property ownership does not automatically transfer a resource consent.
If you want to transfer a resource consent on the property that is changing ownership, you will need to follow an extra process.
You can find out how on the Transfer a resource consent page.
|Services for solicitors (property rates)||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/services-for-solicitors||Services for solicitors (property rates)||Tools for solicitors for requesting property rates information and notifications of changes of property ownership.||aspx||Rates|
|Request a refund of a property rates payment||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/Pages/request-refund-rates.aspx||Request a refund of a property rates payment||Find out how to request a refund of your property rates payment.||aspx||Rates|
|Change of property ownership or owner’s name||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/property-rates-valuations/change-your-address-or-property-details/Pages/change-property-owner-name.aspx||Change of property ownership or owner’s name||Your solicitor will let us know when your property changes ownership.||aspx||Buying property|
|Changes to resource consents||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/making-change-to-resource-consent/Pages/changes-resource-consents.aspx||Changes to resource consents||Find out how to apply to make changes to your resource consent.||aspx||Resource consents|
|Transfer a resource consent||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/making-change-to-resource-consent/Pages/transfer-resource-consent.aspx||Transfer a resource consent||Find out how to transfer a resource consent to another party to continue an activity. ||aspx||Resource consents|
|Apply for a consent to relocate a building||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/relocate-a-building/Pages/apply-for-consent-to-relocate-building.aspx||Apply for a consent to relocate a building||Find out how to apply for a consent to relocate a building.||aspx||Resource consents