Real Property Act 1900 No 25
55A Registration of variation of lease
(1) A lease that is registered under this Act may, by a variation of
lease in the approved form, be varied so as:
(a) to increase or reduce the rent payable under the lease,
(b) to increase or reduce the period for which the lease is to have
(c) to otherwise vary, omit or add to the provisions of the
(2) The Registrar-General may make such recordings in the Register as
are necessary to give effect to a variation of
(3) A variation of lease is not valid or binding against the
registered proprietor of any prior estate or interest recorded in a folio of
the Register in respect of the land to which the lease relates unless that
proprietor has consented in writing to the variation before it is
(4) A variation of lease may not be registered if it operates to vary
the land to which the lease relates.
(5) The Registrar-General may decline to register a variation of lease
(a) the application for registration of the variation is lodged after
the termination date of the lease, and
(b) the proposed variation does not provide for extension of the term
of the lease.
(6) The Registrar-General may decline to register a variation of lease
that purports to extend the term of the lease if the application for
registration of the variation is lodged later than 12 months after the
termination date of the lease.
(7) In this section, termination date,
in relation to a lease, means the date of expiry of the term of the lease, as
(a) by the lease, if no other date has for that purpose been fixed by
a registered variation of lease, or
(b) by a registered variation of lease (and if more than one, the last
to be registered) that fixes such a date.