Domain Legal has built a strong name for itself as a specialist in property law, and the firm sets the standard for quality in this area.  We have been a finalist at the New Zealand Law Awards for each of the past 3 years in the category of Property & Construction specialist Law Firm of the Year.  We have also received the Corp Intl Global Award for Property Law Firm of the Year in New Zealand for each of the past 3 years.

​Our property team has extensive experience in a large range of property matters, and regardless of your circumstances we are confident we will have the skills and knowledge to assist.  This includes helping clients of all levels, from standard residential property transactions to large scale developments or disputes.

Property Transaction

Buying or selling a property can be an intimidating process for many clients.  We limit the guesswork and risk-taking of these matters by providing a complete service to help you through the process.  Property transactions often involve reviews and work on a range of legal documents, including complex purchase agreements, LIM reports, lease, Titles, easements, covenants, encumbrances and various other items.  We will work through these documents with you in advance, to ensure that you understand the paperwork and procedures, and to detect and address any hidden obligations. 


Our team is here to offer our assistance with these matters in order to relieve any stress or concern you have. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and astute knowledge of key risks, so we can help you to be as informed as possible.  As we provide a complete service, we will continue adapting to the unique circumstances of your matters right up to settlement.

Property Development

Property development and/or construction projects are complex and delicate, usually involving a series of parties and obligations relying on a large number of steps.  We will break down the complexities and steps for you and provide comprehensive assistance from start to finish, so that you can be sure that the legal side of your development has been competently dealt with.


Domain Legal has developed a strong proficiency in this area, and this is reflected in more and more developers seeking our advice and engaging us throughout their activities.  Our firm is well versed in all aspects of these projects and has the skills to address any unexpected difficulties as they arise.  The services that we will provide include all aspects of preparing and supervising pre-sale agreements, meeting development funding requirements, preparing documentation for new titles (including unit title subdivisions), consulting on building contracts, and all matters in between.

Financing/Private Lending

We understand that present market conditions offer opportunities and difficulties alike for anyone providing or receiving property lending.  Our team is here to provide high quality legal advice and services to help you with these opportunities and difficulties.  We act for numerous private lenders who have identified strategic commercial opportunities and who need experienced representation to limit their financial risks.  We also assist many clients in obtaining the lending they need, despite frequently encountering challenging requirements.

Other Areas

The firm has specialised experience in a number of more niche practice areas, including property dispute resolution, lease management, sensitive land consultation, relationship property matters and many other fields.  Please arrange a consultation with our helpful team to discuss any particular requirements or concerns you may have.