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Property Law

Whether you’re a first home buyer or a seasoned property developer, we can help you achieve your property goals and protect your assets with our property law services.

Residential Property

We offer expert advice and help you to feel at ease throughout the buying and selling process. Whether you need help with mortgages, refinancing, KiwiSaver or first-home buyer subsidies, we have it covered.

  • Sale and purchase of all types of residential property

  • Property due diligence

  • Property development, including subdivisions and boundary adjustments

  • Resource management and planning issues

  • Construction contracts

  • Unit titles

  • Leasing (landlord/tenant)

  • Cross leases

  • Building contracts

  • Refinancing

  • Residential tenancy (landlord/tenant)

  • Relationship property issues

  • KiwiSaver applications

  • Home start grant / First home buyer subsidy

Commercial Property

  • Sale and purchase of all types of commercial property

  • Property due diligence

  • Property development, including subdivisions and boundary adjustments

  • Resource management and planning issues

  • Construction contracts

  • Unit titles

  • Cross leases

  • Building contracts

  • Refinancing

  • Residential tenancy (landlord/tenant)

 

Client Testimonial

“Kathryn assisted us with a sale and purchase of a new home. Throughout the process she was wonderful to deal with. She answered all my questions quickly and explained everything so clearly. She was also lovely and friendly to deal with and I would definitely recommend her.”  

Susan

“I enjoy getting to know clients and helping them to understand their legal requirements while taking a friendly, relaxed and professional approach”

Kathryn Horton
Senior Legal Executive 

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