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Property and real estate law

Kensington Swan has one of the largest property and real estate law teams of any New Zealand firm. Working with our construction law and corporate law teams, we provide proven expertise in all aspects of property law, from residential conveyancing to complex development agreements and leasing arrangements, to major public infrastructure projects. We also provide expert legal advice on trusts, wills, and estates. Our clients recognise us as being easy to work with, reliable, accessible, and responsive.

Commercial leasing

Commercial leasing can be complex and difficult. Kensington Swan’s expertise and market knowledge will help you maximize the value of your assets and avoid costly disputes, whether you’re a landlord or a tenant. More >>

Commercial property and development

Kensington Swan’s property and real estate lawyers have extensive experience in the sale and purchase of commercial properties and subdivision of commercial land. We are skilled in handling multi-tenanted commercial properties and act for many institutional investors. More >>

Overseas investment

New Zealand welcomes foreign investment, but consent is required for business acquisitions that exceed certain monetary thresholds, and for the purchase of ‘sensitive’ land. Obtaining consent promptly and on satisfactory terms is one of Kensington Swan’s specialist skills. More >>

Property dispute resolution

Property litigation can cover a wide range of issues, requiring expertise across many aspects of the law. We are experts in conducting property-related litigation efficiently and effectively to save you time and money. More >>

Public Works Act

Public works and infrastructure projects require expert advice and insight into the different legal, political, financial, and strategic issues involved. The Public Works Act processes allow property rights to be acquired, managed, and ultimately disposed of when no longer required. More >>

Residential conveyancing

If you are buying, selling, or investing in any sort of residential property, Kensington Swan has the experience and expertise to help you make well-informed decisions. Our residential conveyancing lawyers and legal executives will protect your interests at every step of the process. More >>

Unit Titles Act

Major changes to the unit titles legislation and regulations have turned the way unit title developments are administered on its head. The changes are many and complex. It is essential to get early legal advice to avoid unnecessary expense and delays. More >>

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Partner, Wellington

+64 4 498 0872

john.meads@kensingtonswan.com

Managing Partner, Auckland

+64 9 915 3350

matthew.ockleston@kensingtonswan.com

Partner, Wellington

+64 4 498 0868

ish.fraser@kensingtonswan.com

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Updates and Media

Further guidance provided by the Overseas Investment Office

18 May 2017 Property and real estate law, Overseas investment

Asbestos and commercial leases

16 Mar 2017 Corporate and commercial law, Property and real estate law, Commercial property and development

Investing in property syndicates

15 Mar 2017 Property and real estate law, Commercial leasing

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