Property & Real Estate

It takes a special person to invest in the property market. You need self-belief, persistence, a long term view (most of the time), and the courage of your convictions.

You also need a powerful legal partner.

Glaister Ennor is rightly regarded as one of the leaders in property and real estate. That reputation is based not only on our deep understanding of the law in this area, but also on the wealth of technical, strategic and practical expertise we bring to the table. (A number of our partners are experienced property investors, so they know what it takes to succeed here.)

Our specialties include industrial and commercial property. We’ve managed some of New Zealand's largest and most complex property transactions and consistently achieve the results that our clients want.

We advise land and building  developers from large scale green field sites to city centre apartment blocks. We work with developers, builders, planners and surveyors to make sure there are no unexpected surprises.

Our focus is always on the business result. That may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how often, in an effort to ensure all legal issues are covered, law firms forget that what they are dealing with is essentially a commercial venture.

We also have extensive experience in bodies corporate and working with overseas investors.

If you are interested in buying a home, land, an investment property or a second home, we can help. Our dedicated residential conveyancing team, who work with home and investment sales on both the buying and selling sides of the equation, will advise you on how to best structure the deal and then work with you to complete a successful transaction.

Finally, talk to us if you are planning to sell a property. Having an expert in property law on your side can make all the difference – not just to ensure the sale itself goes smoothly, but also to minimise conflict (and its costs) after the sale.

Our expertise includes:

  • Acquisition and disposition
  • Apartments
  • Body Corporate issues
  • Construction
  • Conveyancing
  • Development
  • Due diligence
  • Expert opinion
  • Financing
  • Leasing
  • Overseas investment
  • Real estate agency compliance
  • Real estate agency commission claims
  • Securitisation
  • Structuring titles, easements and encumbrances
  • Subdivisions
  • Unit titles



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