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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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Act In Haste, Repent At Leisure

Do your homework before purchasing – that is the message which has been reinforced in a recent case which came before the High Court. In Shabor Ltd v Graham, the purchaser of a large farm in the Waikato sued the vendor for misrepresentation under the Fair Trading Act after the purchaser discovered that the farm did not hold the stock numbers advertised in the marketing material.

Key steps for a unit title subdivision

Unit titles are becoming more popular and more complex as we see limited greenfield space available for housing, and limited funding for greenfields infrastructure, making infill an easier and more efficient land use option. This article looks at the basics of forming a unit title development from a fee simple section.
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