Conveyancing Act 1919 No 6
Current version for 20 May 2014 to date (accessed 21 December 2014 at 11:26)

88   Requirements for easements and restrictions on use of land

(1)  Except to the extent that this Division otherwise provides, an easement expressed to be created by an instrument coming into operation after the commencement of the Conveyancing (Amendment) Act 1930, and a restriction arising under covenant or otherwise as to the user of any land the benefit of which is intended to be annexed to other land, contained in an instrument coming into operation after such commencement, shall not be enforceable against a person interested in the land claimed to be subject to the easement or restriction, and not being a party to its creation unless the instrument clearly indicates:
(a)  the land to which the benefit of the easement or restriction is appurtenant,
(b)  the land which is subject to the burden of the easement or restriction:

Provided that it shall not be necessary to indicate the sites of easements intended to be created in respect of existing tunnels, pipes, conduits, wires, or other similar objects which are underground or which are within or beneath an existing building otherwise than by indicating on a plan of the land traversed by the easement the approximate position of such easement,

(c)  the persons (if any) having the right to release, vary, or modify the restriction, other than the persons having, in the absence of agreement to the contrary, the right by law to release, vary, or modify the restriction, and
(d)  the persons (if any) whose consent to a release, variation, or modification of the easement or restriction is stipulated for.
(1A)  Land (including the site of an easement) is clearly indicated for the purposes of this section if it is shown:
(a)  in the manner prescribed by regulations made under this Act or the Real Property Act 1900, or
(b)  in any other manner satisfactory to the Registrar-General in the particular case or class of cases concerned.

This subsection does not limit other ways in which land may be clearly indicated.

(2)  This section shall not prevent the enforcement by a person entitled to a reversion remainder or other future estate or interest in any land of any contract against a person entitled to the estate or interest on which the reversion remainder or other future estate or interest is expectant.
(3)  This section applies to land under the provisions of the Real Property Act 1900, and in respect thereof:
(a)  the Registrar-General shall have, and shall be deemed always to have had, power to record a restriction referred to in subsection (1), in such manner as the Registrar-General considers appropriate, in the folio of the Register kept under that Act that relates to the land subject to the burden of the restriction, to record in like manner any dealing purporting to affect the operation of a restriction so recorded and to record in like manner any release, variation or modification of the restriction,
(b)  a recording in the Register kept under that Act of any such restriction shall not give the restriction any greater operation than it has under the dealing creating it, and
(c)  a restriction so recorded is an interest within the meaning of section 42 of that Act.
(4)  Subsection (1) does not apply to an easement without a dominant tenement acquired by or for a prescribed authority referred to in section 88A, nor to any restriction on the use of land in relation to any such easement.
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