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Property law

Property law

Most New Zealanders buy or sell property at some point in their lives. The decisions involved are often the most significant financial decisions we make.

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Whether you’re purchasing your first home or you are an experienced property developer, we can provide you with the legal advice you need to protect your property interests. Our aim is to help you achieve your property goals by providing personal service and specialist legal advice about:

  • Buying and selling residential, farm and commercial properties
  • Leasing
  • Subdivisions
  • Building contracts
  • Refinancing
  • Licences
  • Easements
  • Fencing issues

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Land covenants that last – a brief review of recent attempts to modify land covenants

Recently the media has given some attention to circumstances where an owner of property has (or would have but for a settlement reached) been able to modify a land covenant using the provisions of s317(1) of the Property Law Act 2007 (PLA). In most instances, if you have a land covenant registered against the title to your property, it is there forever and cannot be modified or extinguished. This article looks at recent cases attempting to modify land covenants.

Taxing Residential Property Sales – What You Need to Know

This article covers things you need to know on the Taxation (Bright-line Test for Residential Land) Act 2015 in relation to residential property acquired and disposed of within 2 years.
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