We are one of the few New Zealand major law firms with dedicated property teams in each of our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offices. With that capacity, our team provides a full range of property law services throughout New Zealand, combining practical local knowledge with national expertise and depth.
In each of our offices we have dedicated specialist teams for:
Acquisitions and divestments
Build and lease
Property Development and urban regeneration
Real estate finance
Local Government and Public Works
Insolvency and workout
Rental Arbitrations and disputes.
In addition to the wide range of commercial property expertise outlined, the firm continues to maintain its place as one of the few full service national law firms advising individuals on personal property matters. Our personal services team advise on a diverse range of personal property matters including all types of conveyancing, preparation of wills, administration of estates, estate and trust planning, relationship property and the law relating to the elderly.
Our clients include listed and private companies, the managers of listed property funds, utilities, multinationals, local and central government bodies, financiers, educational institutes, Crown-owned or partly owned entities, developers, foreign pension funds and private investors.
"Buddle Findlay has a full-service nationwide practice offering a seasoned team of real estate practitioners and in-depth knowledge of complex property acquisitions and high-value leasing negotiations across an impressive range of sectors."
"The property team at Buddle Findlay really know their stuff. They have enormous institutional knowledge which we regularly plug into. The people in the team are knowledgeable, friendly and easy to deal with and we feel valued as a client."
"They provide advice based on our commercial reality, not the risk-averse law firm approach, which is good. They tailor advice to suit the client and it isn't cookie-cutter. They are very responsive, able to go above and beyond if in a tight spot, and are very thorough with legal advice."
Advising Tauranga City Council
on its Te Manawataki o Te Papa Civic Precinct project
Advising Greater Wellington Regional Council and Hutt City Council
on existing licence and lease/sublease arrangements, relating to land required for the RiverLink project
Acting for Hotel Management (Featherston St)
as well as over 150 different unit owners, on the sale of Rydges Wellington to NZ Hotel Wellington Asset LP (a partnership between Russell Property Group, Lockwood Property Group and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund)
Acting for the Department of Internal Affairs
on the development and leaseback of a bespoke archives facility to house Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Archives New Zealand, on the site of the old Defence House on Aitken Street in Wellington
Acting for Olam International (and its New Zealand subsidiary Olam Food Ingredients New Zealand)
on the development and construction of its dairy processing plant in Tokoroa
Assisting with arrangements for medical and social detox facilities
at the new Auckland City Mission HomeGround facility