The team has helped us in many aspects of our business and personal affairs –from day to day property management (leasing), wills, sales and purchases of property, business dealings, the family trust as well as compliance issues with government departments and agencies.

– Val Marshall-Smith, Director, NZ Institute of Fashion Technology Ltd


Our property lawyers have extensive experience acting for private and business clients in residential, commercial, industrial and rural property and in property development work.

Residential Property

We provide a comprehensive service to assist our clients buying and selling residential property. We do not provide cut-price conveyancing services. We have chosen to provide a high quality full service for our clients for their residential property needs including:

  • buying and selling fee simple, cross-lease and unit title properties including off the plan purchases
  • financing and refinancing
  • ownership structuring, property sharing agreements and relationship property agreements

Commercial/Industrial/Rural Property

We act in many commercial, industrial or rural property transactions. Our work includes:

  • buying, selling and the associated financing
  • leasing – commercial, industrial and retail
  • investment structures including joint ventures

Property Development

Our property development lawyers offer expert advice to developers, subdividers and builders of residential, commercial/industrial/rural property, with regard to:

  • ownership structures and project financing
  • small scale subdivisions and conversion of cross-leases
  • multi-title developments including easements and land covenants and off the plans on-sale agreements

What I have been pleased with is their great attention to detail, and the way they manage to make things easy, such as putting legalise into laymen’s terms and giving good, clear advice on every issue.

Examples of our work

  • Completion of a Property Sharing Agreement between two family Trusts in relation to the purchase of a family home and the associated Relationship Property Agreement contracting out of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976.
  • Leasing arrangements for a new medical centre including the subleasing of part of the premises to related businesses.
  • An off the plans purchase of a residential apartment in the Alexandra Park Epsom and purchases in various new Auckland apartment building developments including the completion of due diligence and the negotiation of changes to the agreement.
  • Assisting a national wide retailer with pre-contract due diligence in respect of a proposed new warehouse purchase.
  • The sale and purchase of rural land lifestyle blocks.
  • The sale and purchase of numerous apartments.
  • Nationwide leasing work for New Zealand’s leading tyre specialist.
  • A four stage, 15 title rural residential subdivision with restrictive covenants and the sale of each new lot created.
  • Auckland wide premises leasing work for a radiology business.
  • New Zealand and Australian leasing work for a food manufacturing business.
  • The financing and purchase of a multi-tenanted commercial building in the Wellington CBD including pre-purchase due diligence.
  • Advising part owners of commercial and residential property with regard to property sharing matters and Agreements.
  • The purchase of occupation licenses in numerous retirement villages, and the surrender of licenses.
Get in touch with us to find out how we can help.