Buying, selling and developing property and land is part of the New Zealand way of life. Property is an area that’s rich with opportunity, but risk is always a factor. Morrison Kent’s property law specialists are experts in helping you realise your goals while minimising the risk. You can be certain of excellent advice and timely, proactive legal services.

Make better property decisions

In the property law arena, our clients know us as problem solvers who strive to add value at each stage of every transaction. We have one of the most experienced teams of property lawyers in New Zealand and are involved in many high-profile and innovative property projects around the country.

Our property lawyers are committed to keeping up-to-date with real estate law changes and market factors related to residential, commercial, rural and forestry property ownership. You can consult us about any aspect of property law, from acquisitions and leasing arrangements to financing and joint ventures. Our property solicitors can also help if you are an overseas person considering property investment in New Zealand.

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Areas of Specialisation

Within each of the areas shown here, our property experts will listen to your needs, explain the law and legal processes in plain language, consider practical solutions to efficiently action your plans.

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Property News

Buying off the plans - Property Lawyers

Buying Off The Plans - Risk vs Reward

27 November 2020 | Jamie Nunns

For many of us, buying off the plans represents an opportunity to enter the housing market, and a buy a new product with all the latest building specification, making this a particularly popular option among first home buyers and investors.

Buying a...

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A Handy Guide to Due Diligence in Business Purchases
7 February 2023 | Matthew Whimp

When buying a business (through the purchase of business assets rather than shares), it is important to conduct a thorough due diligence to ensure that the...

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When the Sunset Clause Goes Down - with Informed Investor
28 January 2022 | Tessa Doherty

With many Kiwis now buying off the plans, some buyers are worried about ‘sunset’ clauses. Tessa Doherty of Morrison Kent explains what they are – and...

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How to use KiwiSaver to buy a home
3 December 2021 | Sarah Wild

Purchasing your first home can be a minefield of talking to banks, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, builders and lawyers. You may be using funding from...

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