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 a property investment in New Zealand.

Areas of Specialisation

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

Overseas Investment






Syndication / Joint Venture

Property News

Advances from Parents for a Property Purchase - A Gift or a Loan?

28 May 2017 | Maretta Twentyman

It is not uncommon for parents to advance money to their children to assist with a house purchase, without any clear plan as to how this will be dealt with in the future. Unfortunately this is often without consideration for the potential consequences that...

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How to manage your trust – and how we can make it easier for you
13 March 2018 | Aimee McGowan

Whether you have a family trust, or are thinking about setting one up, it is important to consider how to best manage that trust long-term.  Gone are the...

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Landlords and Bodies Corporate need to do more to comply with asbestos regulations from 4 April
26 February 2018 | Matthew Whimp

From 4 April 2018, the transitional savings provisions in the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 will end, and PBCUs (Persons Conducting...

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Kaikoura Earthquake Claims Revisited
23 January 2018 | Michael Wolff

The 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake caused unprecedented damage in Kaikoura, Hurunui, Marlborough and Wellington.  Thousands of homeowners suffered damage in the...

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