While the PPSR holds financing statements for most personal property, there are a few significant exceptions. These include land, buildings, and ships greater than 24 metres in length.
Other registers you may want to search
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) holds authoritative information about land surveys and ownership, topographic maps and nautical charts.
Every time private land is bought or sold in New Zealand, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) records the transaction onto the property title.
Conveyancers and lawyers lodge legal documents (transfers, records of sale, discharge mortgages, new mortgages), and LINZ registers the changes to the title.
Register of Ships
Maritime New Zealand maintains the New Zealand Register of Ships. The Register of Ships is a list of all vessels registered in New Zealand under the Ship Registration Act 1992.
Mortgages over ships are also recorded on this register.
A search of the PPSR may not always tell the whole story. For example, in the case of a motor vehicle search, it cannot tell you the current registered owner or whether the vehicle is stolen.
If you’re seeking additional information, there are a number of other providers offering targeted search services.
Typically, these aim to provide specific information to consumers considering the purchase of significant personal assets, such as a motor vehicle.
There are also third-party providers that offer searching and registration services specifically for the PPSR.
The level of service available and the associated costs will vary with each provider.
Most of these service providers will have their own websites.