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Property Law

Whether it’s a commercial or residential property transaction, you can rely on us for well-considered legal advice and prompt service.

​ We can advise you on:

  • Sale and purchase of all types of commercial and residential property
  • Property due diligence
  • Property development, including subdivisions and boundary adjustments
  • Resource management and planning issues
  • Construction contracts
  • Unit titles
  • Leasing (landlord / tenant)
  • Crossleases
  • Building contracts
  • Refinancing
  • Residential tenancy (landlord/tenant)
  • Relationship property issues
  • Kiwisaver applications
  • Home start grant

Meet our Property Law Experts

Mark Davies


Alex McIvor


Priya Takhar


Pam Fitzgibbon


Kathryn Horton


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Read the latest property law updates from our blog

A Family Affair

John Forlong lived a long and happy life, spending the last 35 years at his rural property in Pokuru. When he passed away, the Forlong / Te Brake family sought the help of Priya Takhar at Brent KellyRead more

Tenancy Law and Farm Landlords

Are you a farm owner providing accommodation to employees? Many farmers don’t realise they are legally obligated to comply with the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. In this blog, we recap the rulesRead more

What you need to know: Buying Property off the Plans

With residential land and housing in short supply, and an incredibly competitive housing market, buying a new home off the plans is becoming more and more common. Here we look at what you need toRead more

What are the bright-line and investment property tax policy changes?

Earlier in the year the Government announced new policy for residential property including extension of the bright-line test period from 5 to 10 years, and removal of tax deductions on investmentRead more

Property counteroffers – don’t get caught out

With a hot property market like New Zealand’s, it is common to see some back-and-forth negotiation on price, including making a counteroffer. In this blog we drill down into a recent High Court casRead more

A dream come true

When Courtney Kahura and husband Anthony bought their first home in Te Awamutu, they sought help from Brent Kelly Law Partner Alex McIvor to help them make their dream a reality. Read more

Alex Passionate about Property

Brent Kelly Law Director Alex McIvor is passionate about property, both as a Lawyer specialising in property law and as a property investor with his wife Jen when they’re not working at Brent KellyRead more

Are You Up to Speed with the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020?

Phase 1 changes related to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 came into force on 12 August 2020, affecting both tenants and landlords. In this article, we recap the key changes. If you’reRead more

Feels Like Home

Relocating back to New Zealand, Cameron Gray and fiancé Emma were looking for a place to call home. They called on the help of Brent Kelly Law Director Alex McIvor, who helped navigate them throughRead more

Priya goes out of her way

It’s easy to see why Brent Kelly Law Associate Priya Takhar is popular with both her clients and team members. Well liked by everyone, she goes the extra mile to get the job done. In this profileRead more

LVR changes - how will they affect me?

The New Zealand LVR (Loan Value Ratio) restrictions have recently been removed. In this blog post, we look at what the changes mean for you, whether you’re a first home buyer, existing homeowner orRead more

Problem Solving Pam

Senior Legal Executive Pam Fitzgibbon loves a good puzzle. It’s why she gets such a kick out of solving problems for her clients, whether it’s for their properties, subdivisions, estates orRead more

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"I've been a client for 3 years or more. During this time Alex has been thoroughly professional and mindful of my goals with each transaction. I can recommend Alex without hesitation."



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