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Property Law

Our Property Law Team has extensive experience in all forms of property transactions including; private residential, commercial property, first home buyers and property investors.

Ownership Restructurings


Property ownership structures are becoming more complicated and detailed. There are now issues ranging from the bank of mum and dad, to co-ownership, to shared equity arrangements arranged by Kainga Ora, the bright-line rules, and others. In terms of the bright-line rules, the recent changes introduced make the bright-line legislation the most complicated legislation in New Zealand. It is imperative to take advice before you make the change. Each transaction requires careful legal thought and advice with many considerations needed to be taken into account.

Our team here can cover all of these situations, and more, and has an array of experience in all such matters. We also find that with the variety of restructurings we are now instructed on, other legal areas such as estate and trust law become relevant and we have an experienced team in this area that is available to assist at short notice. In short, the entire team here at Davenports Law, can be called on and in this complicated are, there is no issue too big, nor small, for us.


Contact us to discuss how we can help you reach your goals.


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