- Buying an Apartment
- Court Orders for the Removal of Trees & Structures
- KiwiSaver for First Home Buyers
We have extensive experience spanning over 30 years in all aspects of residential and commercial property including sales, purchases, leases, overseas investment advice, refinancing, apartments, company shares, cross leases, unit titles, farms, vineyards, litigation and dispute resolution.
Our property lawyers regularly assist with routine matters such as property sales, purchases and refinancing, through to complex matters such as unit title, property and cross lease disputes involving multiple parties and issues, overseas investment and more.
Buying and Selling: Residential
We can guide you through the property sale & property purchase process, whether this is your first home purchase or if you are a seasoned investor.
There are a number of recent changes to be aware of including AML/CFT, Bright-Line, Resident Land Withholding Tax and Overseas Investment.
We can review your tender or pre-purchase documents and advise on appropriate conditions to include. We would be happy to advise you on body corporate rules, cross lease plans, building contracts, off the plan agreements, company licence agreements, easements, covenants and more. We can assist with your KiwiSaver First Home Withdrawal, Kainga Ora Grant, and advise on any lending arrangement, from the bank or your family.
We handle all aspects from the due diligence process through to settlement.
We would be happy to assist you with your commercial property sale or purchase, whether negotiating a suitable agreement, advising on appropriate conditions, reviewing the current leases, reviewing reports such as Land Information Memorandums and building reports, checking the building warrant of fitness & NBS, liaising with your accountant, reviewing the Certificate of Title and the District Plan.
We strongly suggest you obtain advice before any contract is signed, to ensure you are adequately protected. We can assist with all aspects of your commercial property matter, from negotiation to settlement.
We are experienced in advising and negotiating commercial leases for both landlords and tenants and would be happy to assist you to negotiate acceptable terms. We can assist you to draft appropriate terms for a new lease, prepare renewal documents, assist with an assignment, rent review or variation and protect your interests if a dispute has arisen.
Disputes and Litigation
We have acted in many disputes, mediations, court cases and difficult situations.
We have assisted clients to successfully resolve complex unit title and cross lease disputes, retaining wall and boundary issues, interpretation of covenants and easements, co-ownership disputes, building claims and more. If you are a mortgagee pursuing a mortgagee sale or a mortgagor involved in a defence of a sale we can help you.
We have an emphasis on resolving issues as expediently as is practical in the circumstances but we are experienced in taking matters through the courts if that is required to achieve the best outcome for you.
Other Property Matters: Subdivision, Cross Lease Conversions, Unit Titles & More
We have extensive experience advising in all areas of property law including subdivisions, cross lease to freehold conversions, unit title disputes, interpretation of leases, wrongly placed structures, adverse possession and more. We provide helpful, comprehensive advice to allow your matter to proceed as smoothly as possible.
Estate / Asset Planning & Trusts
If requested, we can review your asset structure and advise on restructuring your property for asset protection or investment purposes. We run a professional Trustee company that may be able to act as a Trustee in your Trust, or it may be better to set up your own trustee company of which we are a shareholder. We have extensive experience in trusts and estates and can help advise on an appropriate structure for you. See our Trusts & Estates page for more information
We can advise you on all aspects of relationship property law and the implications for your property. We can assist you to come to an agreement or structure that ensures you and your family are protected and can take proceedings as and when required to protect your interests.
See our Relationship Property page for more information.