Property Law

Each client’s needs are different when it comes to Property law and requirements often evolve as projects move forward. Our Property & Projects Team can help whether you are buying or selling a commercial property, managing a large retail development or subdivision, or considering investing in New Zealand from abroad. Our property lawyers have the breadth of expertise and experience to provide you with practical advice. Our approach is both sound in law and meets your individual requirements.

Our team have wide-ranging experience in Property law and related projects. We work alongside clients on significant commercial and retail developments; advise clients with substantial landholdings, including retail holdings; and have managed the legal aspects of large-scale residential developments and subdivisions.  With specialist expertise in retail leasing, we advise some of New Zealand’s largest retail landlords.

Our team are able to assist with a variety of matters, including:

  • Commercial property sales and purchases.

  • Acquisitions and divestments.

  • Portfolio leasing.

  • Commercial property developments.

  • Retail leasing and projects.

  • Overseas investment consent.

  • Residential developments and subdivisions.

  • Project and property finance.

  • Rental arbitrations and disputes.

Notable experience:

  • Advising on a $250m regional shopping centre and multi-use development.

  • Acting on the sale of a $10.8m 'as is, where is' unit title development.

  • Representing a number of commercial property owners in property acquisitions by the Christchurch Central Development Unit for the redevelopment of Christchurch's central city.

  • Acting on the purchase of a $9m group of 'as is, where is' commercial properties.

  • Acting for property owners on compulsory acquisitions by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

  • Acting for prominent Canterbury and Wellington focused residential property developers specialising in high density terraced housing, including negotiating the terms of equity financing from private lenders.