Property transactions

"If it’s important to you, it’s important to us."
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Whether you’re buying or selling a home, a rental or a commercial property, we know it’s important to you. Our job is to make it as easy as possible and to see the transaction through to a successful conclusion with a minimum of fuss.

We are experts in this area and proud members of the NZ Law Society Property Law Section. So let’s de-mystify the process. On a standard residential sale or purchase, our services typically include:

  • Advice on the contract terms prior to signing (including appropriate conditions to be inserted) and advising on the title (note not all titles are equal!)
  • Advice on how you might take title (jointly or in shares)
  • Confirming satisfaction of the contract conditions
  • Preparing title transfer and arranging signing & arranging discharge of mortgage (sale)
  • Preparing new mortgage, arranging signing of bank loan and mortgage documents and confirming insurance (purchase)
  • Confirming no rates arrears
  • Preparing or checking settlement statement including rates apportionment
  • Arranging and attending settlement (payment and title transfer) and notifying Council of change of ownership
  • Registering title transfer (and mortgage) at Land Registry
  • Keeping you informed throughout.

Each property transaction is different. But when broken down to its elements, it’s not so daunting. And we’ll do our utmost to make sure it proceeds smoothly.

The property transaction services we provide include:

  • Sale and purchase of farm property
  • Leases and licences of commercial and farming property
  • Forestry rights and share-milking agreements
  • Residential tenancies
  • Sale and purchase of residential and commercial property (& retirement village units)
  • Building contracts and construction law
  • Subdivisions
  • Mortgages and property financing
  • Fencing issues

Call us today for professional, experienced and practical advice with a smile.