Selling your property

You are the legal owner of the consent, so if you sell your property, you must make sure the purchaser is aware of any conditions or equipment associated with it.

Legal ownership of the consent may be transferred or wholly or partially surrendered. With certain consents, particularly water permits, this can be a complex process. Contact our staff or a suitably qualified resource management consultant for advice.

What if I sell my property or share my resources?

Selling your property
As the holder of the consent, you are the legal owner. When you sell your property the legal ownership of the consent may need to be transferred.
As part of the transfer you will need to inform the new owner of the conditions of the consent and any associated ongoing monitoring and fees.
If there is any equipment installed, such as a flow meter, you will also need to provide them with the original certification documents and any other relevant documentation.
Transfering water rights
Our staff can help you understand the procedures required to transfer water rights, as it can be complex in certain situations. Or you can consult a suitably qualified resource management consultant.
There are different options for transferring water permits within your catchment such as: 
Full transfer
This allows you to: 
  • transfer all of your allocated water permits between different locations within the same catchment; and
  • transfer all of your allocated water permits to a new legal owner.
Partial transfer
This allows you to:
  • transfer part of your allocated water permits between different locations within the same catchment;
  • transfer part of your allocated water permits to a new legal owner as an individual; and
  • transfer part of your allocated water permits to a new legal owner as part of the subdivision process.
Limited duration
This applies to both of the above options and allows you to transfer the water rights to another person for a specified amount of time between different locations within the same catchment.
Surrendering consent
It is important you understand the full implications of surrendering a consent.
Our staff can provide the relevant information and talk you through the process or you can seek legal advice or go to a suitably qualified resource management consultant.
You may wish to surrender in full all of the consent if it is no longer required.
Partial surrender is where part of the consent is no longer required. For example, the conditions, volume or an area.