Rod Thomas

Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law

3 Wakefield Street

Private Bag 92006

Auckland Central 1020

New Zealand

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Centre for Property Law

Trinity Ln

Cambridge, CB2 1TN

United Kingdom

European Law Institute

European Law Institute Secretariat Schottenring 1

Vienna, 1010 Vienn

Austria

IPRA-CINDER

Diego de León

21, 5ª planta

Madrid, 28006

Spain

Australian College of Strata Lawyers

PO Box 182

Moorooka

Moorooka , Qld

Australia

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

32

DOWNLOADS

548

SSRN CITATIONS

3

CROSSREF CITATIONS

4

Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Blockchain’s Unsuitability for Real Property Transactions

Rod Thomas “Blockchain’s unsuitability for real property transactions” in S Murphy and P Kenna and (eds) eConveyancing and Title Registration in Ireland (Clarus Press, Dublin, 2018)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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blockchain, land registry, unsuitability

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Electronic Conveyancing in Australia – Is Anyone Concerned About Security?

Rod Thomas, Rouhshi Low and Lynden Griggs “Electronic Conveyancing in Australia – is anyone concerned about security?” [2014] Australian Property Law Journal 1
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas, Lynden Griggs and Rouhshi Low
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law, University of Tasmania and Queensland University of Technology
Downloads 85 (301,202)

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Risks on Automation of Land Registries, PEXA Principles for Land Registration Security, Need to Comprehend Risks with Automation

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Blockchains, Trust and Land Administration – The Return of Historical Provenance

(2017) 6 Property Law Review 180
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Feb 2019
University of Tasmania, Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law, Queensland University of Technology and University of Tasmania
Downloads 54 (384,231)

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blockchain land registries, need for credibility, torrens issues and challanges

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Blockchain, the Borg Collective and Digitalisation of Land Registries

The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer (2017) 81 Conv. 9
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas and Charlie Huang
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law and Auckland University of Technology
Downloads 49 (401,002)

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blockchain, digitalisation, land register, credibility of system

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Constructive Trusts up to Lord Eldon - A Consent Issue

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 May 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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The Confusion of Otway – Who Bears the Cost of Repairs and Maintenance Under the Unit Titles Act 2010?

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 23 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2019
Rod Thomas and Linna Sun
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law and Independent
Downloads 16 (558,211)

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Strata Titles, New Zealand, Repairs and Mainetance, Responsibility of Owners for Work in Stratra Developments, Body Corporate S73368 v Otway

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The New Zealand Experience: The Risks and Implications of Automation

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 Jan 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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autiomation, land, torrens register, audit of performance

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Big Data and Privatisation of Registers – Recent Developments and Thoughts from a Torrens Perspective

2018 (7) European Property Law Journal 1
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas, Lynden Griggs and Rouhshi Low
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law, University of Tasmania and Queensland University of Technology
Downloads 14 (570,704)

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big data, privatisation, credible operation of automated land registries, trends to privatise land registry operations

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The Interpretation of Documents on the Register: Issues for England and Wales, Australia and New Zealand

Rod Thomas (editorial) “The interpretation of documents on the register; issues for England and Wales, Australia and New Zealand” (2016) 80 The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 1
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 24 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
Downloads 13 (576,986)

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registries, interpetation of documents, land dealings

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the Far Side of the World – The 'Three Key Proof Requirements' and Automation of the Land Registers in New Zealand and Australia

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Jan 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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The Fraud Test and 'Manifest Injustice' under the New Land Transfer Act

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2019
Neil Campbell and Rod Thomas
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
Downloads 12 (583,477)
Citation 1

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land registration, fraud, manifest injustice, Land Transfer Act 2017 (NZ)

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Personal Obligations Made Binding on Future Landowners in New Zealand – The Unstable Edifice That Is Jackson Mews v Menere

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 May 2019
Rod Thomas and Polina Kozlova
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law and Brookfields
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Accounting for Risk: the Advent of Capped Conveyancing Title Insurance

“Accounting for risk: The advent of capped conveyancing title insurance” 3 (2015) 24 Australian Property Law Journal 371
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Lynden Griggs, Rouhshi Low and Rod Thomas
University of Tasmania, Queensland University of Technology and Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
Downloads 10 (596,374)

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land title insurance, automation risks, who carries the risk of abuse under automated land registration, torrens and title insurance

Contractual Interpretation, Registered Documents and Third Party Effects

(2014) 77(4) Modern Law Review 597
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Matthew Barber and Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law and Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
Downloads 8 (635,879)

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Contract Interpretation; Land Title; Register; Cherry Tree v Landmain

15.

Creation of Estates for Services – New Zealand Style

(2018) 92 Australian Law Journal 231
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
Downloads 9 (602,802)

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Land Estates for Services, Quia Emptores 1290 and New Zealand Invention, Encumbrances Services, Making Personal Obligations Binding on Land Owners Sucessors

16.

Interpreting Documents Appearing on a Torrens Register

Rod Thomas “Interpreting documents appearing on a Torrens register” New Zealand (2015) 2 Conveyancing Law and Practice Bulletin 5
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 06 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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Interpretation Tools for Understating Torrens Registries, Interpreting Equitable Covenants on a Torrens Register, Confusions of Torrens Protection and the Meaning of Documents

17.

Designing An Automated Torrens System — Baseline Criteria, Risks and Possible Outcomes

Rod Thomas, Rouhshi Low and Lynden Griggs “Designing an automated Torrens system - baseline criteria, and possible risks” [2015] New Zealand Law Review 452
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 24 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2019
Rod Thomas, Rouhshi Low and Lynden Griggs
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law, Queensland University of Technology and University of Tasmania
Downloads 8 (609,523)
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land registry, design criteria, automation

18.

Recovery of Art by Vindication of Property Rights

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Oct 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
Downloads 7 (616,067)

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‘art theft’, ‘recovery art’, ‘civil law remedies for art recovery’, ‘legal obligations between artists and gallerists’, ‘art remedies outside of criminal code’

19.

Degraded Property Rights for Unit Titles in New Zealand

(2013) 25 New Zealand Universities Law Review 1023
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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strata title; property rights; interpretation; court intervention

20.

The Changing Face of Conveyancing Responsibility

(2015) 5 Property Law Review 109
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Lynden Griggs, Rouhshi Low and Rod Thomas
University of Tasmania, Queensland University of Technology and Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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Conveyancing Risk, Transfer of Risk with Automation, Recent New Zealand and Australian Examples, Torrens Automation Issues

21.

Can a Body Corporate Tell You What You Can Do in Your Unit?

2 (2016) New Zealand Conveyancing Law and Practice Bulletin
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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airbnb restrictions, strata titles restrictions on use, limited powers of a body corporate to restrict use of a unit

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Who Is Authorised to Do What in Bodies Corporate?

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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strata title committee powers, unit title act 2010 drafting, strata title liability to third parties outside of the development

23.

Points of Tension: Fraud and Challenges under Guarantee of Titles Regimes

Rod Thomas “Points of Tension; Fraud and Challenges under Guarantee of Titles Regimes”” in Robyn Hickey and H Conway (eds) (2017) 9 Modern Studies in Property Law (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2017) 197 – 216
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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The New Zealand 'Adverse' Occupation Regime, Torrens Principles and the Issue of Due Process

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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Squatter Rights, New Zealand Torrens System Squatter Rights, Legislative Reform Needed for Squatter Rights

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Who Suffers the Loss When Leaks Are Found on Common Property in a Unit Title Development?

Leaky Buildings Crisis – Understanding the Issues (Thomson Reuters, Wellington, 2011); ISBN: 978-0-864727-41-1
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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strata title, damage, responsibility for remediation, owners of body coporate, property law, liability issues

26.

Pre-Contract Disclosure Under the Unit Titles Act 2010 - Need for Statutory Action

“Pre-contract disclosure under the Unit Titles Act 2010 - need for statutory action” 2017 Butterworth’s Conveyancing Bulletin 457
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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Strata Title Disclosure, Purchaser Protection Under Strata Titles, Consumer Protection for New Zealand Unit Title Purchasers

27.

Schemes Following Destruction or Damage Under the New Zealand Unit Titles Regime

(2011) 17 New Zealand Business Law Quarterly 371
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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strata title, damage, court imposed scheme, contributions

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Australasian Torrens Automation, Its Integrity, and the Three Proof Requirements

New Zealand Law Review 715 [2013]
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas, Rouhshi Low and Lynden Griggs
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law, Queensland University of Technology and University of Tasmania
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Automation of Registries, Proof Requirements of Automated System for Credibility, Australasian Automation of Registries Progress

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A Disincentive to Service — Committee Members’ Personal Liability Under the Unit Titles Act

[2014] New Zealand Law Review 423
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
Downloads 4 (636,471)
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Knowing Receipt Reasoning Imposed for a Torrens Title Regime: The Troubling Case of Arthur v A-G of the Turks and Caicos Islands

[2013] Restitution Law Review 93
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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Arthur v A-G of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Knowing Receipt, Torrens System, Fraud Finding

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Enforcing Building Schemes Against Torrens Titles

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Oct 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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Enactment of the Unit Titles Act 2010 (New Zealand) – Analyses of Key Provisions With Discursive Commentary

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Aug 2019
Rod Thomas
Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law
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strata new legislation; Unit Titles Act 2010; analysis of strata legislation