Designing an automated Torrens system — baseline criteria, risks and possible outcomes

Thomas, Rod, Low, Rouhshi, & Griggs, Lynden (2015) Designing an automated Torrens system — baseline criteria, risks and possible outcomes. New Zealand Law Review, 2015(3), pp. 425-453.

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This article is a continuation of a discussion of automation of Torrens regimes, introduced by the authors in [2013J NZ L Rev 227. In this article, the authors explore design constraints affecting automation of Torrens systems against the background of the three criteria previously developed to assess automation proposals: proof of identity (or name); proof of ownership; and proof of authority to deal. They then propose four different measures that may assist in moving any system towards full automation. The article concludes with a summary of seven propositions offered as guidelines to system designers and closes with the following question: if the outcome of automation transfers risk from the registry to conveyancers can that system still properly be considered Torrens in its nature?

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ID Code: 96775
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Electronic conveyancing, Torrens system, Fraud, Risk, Automated land registration system
ISSN: 1173-5864
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Research Centres > Commercial & Property Law Research Centre
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Ingenta
Deposited On: 12 Jul 2016 23:44
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2017 18:25

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