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...

Read more
Home Start Grant - The Keys to Your First Home
13 July 2018 | Andrew Stewart

Are you looking to buy your first home? Do you know all the options available to you?

Taking that first step onto the property ladder can be tricky, but...

Read more
Residential tenants No Longer Liable for Damage - Not always the case
22 June 2018 | Erica Tromp

A decision of the Court of Appeal in 2016 caused a stir for landlords and insurers in the residential tenancy space.  But is it really as bad as everyone...

Read more
Residential Tenancies Reform Continues to Escalate Meth Testing Costs
5 June 2018 | Matthew Whimp

The Government’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, has released a report revealing current evidence that shows that methamphetamine contamination...

Read more

Get in touch

We’re here to help so if you’d like to discuss your matter or need further information specific to you, talk to us. We’ll listen to your needs and advise you as to next steps.