Property Law

Providing trusted legal advice for more than 130 years.

Property Law Solicitors

Are you buying or selling residential property in New Zealand? There’s a number of complex legal matters you have to deal with. At Carlile Dowling, our experienced team of conveyancers and property lawyers can help make the process stress-free and protect one of your biggest financial transactions.

Whether you’re buying, selling, leasing, investing, subdividing or transferring a title, you can benefit from the extensive experience and expertise of our team. We have a thorough understanding of property law in New Zealand and have the ability to ensure your interests are not lost in red tape or during the negotiation process.


Property transactions can be time-consuming and stressful. Navigating property laws and regulations and dealing with the appropriate paperwork to complete the transaction seamlessly takes skill as well as time and patience. We can help with:

  • Buying or selling a property
  • Commercial & industrial property leasing
  • Subdivisions
  • Property development
  • Finance arrangements
  •  Residential tenancies
  • Retirement accommodation

Our experienced property lawyers assist owner-occupiers and investors to meet their legal obligations and settle their property transaction properly and on time. This includes everything from ensuring documentation is submitted to banks, Housing New Zealand and Kiwisaver providers to having the property inspected.

Rural Property

Our property lawyers can help you with rural property transactions including:

  • Buying and selling rural property
  • Easements
  • Forestry rights
  • Livestock bailments
  • Rural leases
  • Subdivisions

Rural property transaction requires higher levels of due diligence to minimise risks. This includes getting surveys, doing soil fertility tests and investigating the presence of chemical residue, livestock and plant diseases, noxious weeds and animals which may affect the owner’s ability to grow crops or raise livestock on the land.*

Contact Our Property Law Solicitors Today

If you need help with legal matters regarding buying, selling, leasing, financing, or managing your property, consult the property law solicitors at Carlile Dowling. Our team has provided trusted legal advice for more than 130 years regarding property as well as family law, immigration, employment law, commercial law and more.

Get in touch today by calling 06 835 7394 or contact us online.

*Legal due diligence includes checking easements, forestry rights, resource consents, leases, give and take boundary agreements and so forth.

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