Searching for properties in RPNZ is easy. There are different methods to choose from, based on the information you have about the property.
|Advanced Search||Map Search||Radius Search|
Using the Search bar
Above the Search bar, there are six tabs that you can use to search for properties:
Click the relevant tab to search based on the information you have about the property.
Image 1: Search options
The Address tab is the default property search tab. Use it to search for one or more properties by typing a city, council area, suburb, street or specific address into the Search bar. When you first click the Search bar, your recent search history will appear as a drop-down list.
As you type, the predictive search function will offer suggestions to narrow down your options. When you find the right property in the list, select it and click the Search button.
If you’re searching for a specific address, you’ll be directed to the Property Details page. If you’re searching for a city, suburb or street, you’ll be directed to the Property Search page.
Image 2: Using the Address tab to search
Notes: If you don’t see predictive suggestions, there may be an issue with your internet browser. For more information, see article: Fixing browser issues.
If you search for a specific property but RPNZ doesn’t show any direct matches, try a more general search – for instance, by street name – then select the property from the street search results.
Click the Roll/Valuation tab then search for a property by typing a roll number – this is the first component of the valuation reference number. As you type, predictive search options will appear for you to choose from.
Image 3: Using the Roll/Valuation tab to search
Click the Title tab then search for a property by typing a title number. As you type, predictive search options will appear.
Image 4: Using the Title tab to search
Click the Legal tab then search for a property by typing the Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) legal description. As you type, predictive search options will appear.
Image 5: Using the Legal tab to search
Click the Company tab and type a company’s name to search for all properties owned by the company. As you type, predictive search options will appear.
Image 6: Using the Company tab to search
Click the Name tab to open search fields for Last Name, First Name and Suburb. Type an individual’s surname into the relevant field to search for current or previous properties owned by them.
To narrow down the list of matches, you can add the person’s first name and/or a suburb to the search parameters. To limit the search results to properties that the person currently owns, tick the Current Owner only checkbox.
Image 7: Using the Name tab to search
If you’re unsure of the full street name, suburb name or the exact street number, click Advanced Search on the top right of the homepage. This opens the Advanced Search panel.
Image 8: Launching the Advanced Search panel
The Advanced Search panel includes four search fields:
- Unit No.
- Street No.
You’ll need to type at least three letters into both the street and suburb fields to activate your search. You can also type a specific unit or street number into the relevant field, or a range of unit or street numbers such as 1-5.
Click the Advanced Search button to open the Property Search page and choose the relevant property or properties from the list.
Image 9: Advanced Search panel
When a property doesn’t appear in a simple or advanced search, you can use the map function to find the property. Using the Search bar tabs, search for a nearby property or street. This will open either the Property Details page or the Property Search page. If the Property Search page opens, select a property from the list to open the Property Details page.
Click the Map button in the top right of the screen. Click and drag the aerial map to explore the area. When you find the property you’re looking for, click the property on the map to open its Property Details page.
Map searches can be particularly useful when searching for farms and rural properties.
Image 10: Launching the map
As an example, let’s assume you’re searching for ‘2 Sample Road Albany’, but it doesn’t appear in a standard search. Instead, you search for ‘1 Sample Road Albany’, which does appear.
When you click Map on the Property Details page, the local map appears. On the map, you can see that 2 Sample Road is on the corner of Bass Road. When you click the property, a pop-up window opens, showing that the property is registered as ’57 Bass Road Albany’. You can then click View Details to open the correct Property Details page.
Image 11: Using the map to search
The radius search function locates properties within a 0.5–5 km radius of a specific property. A Radius Search may be initiated from a set of search results or from the Property Details page.
Using Search results, look for the property task icons along the bottom of the property panel. Click Radius Search to launch the search in a new browser tab.
Image 12: Radius search button
To initiate from a Property Details page, Search for the target property and open its Property Details page. Click Radius Search within the Property Tasks panel.
Image 13: Radius Search button
In the Refine Search panel on the left of the Radius Search page, you can adjust the search parameters to narrow down your results. You can also choose how many nearby properties you want to view (50 to 30,000) rather than searching by distance (0.5 to 5 km). This can be useful when searching for rural or regional properties.
Image 14: Radius Search page