Disputes

Property Disputes

Overview
Highly experienced lawyers for a cost effective resolution to your property dispute

Hesketh Henry has more than 150 years experience in resolving property disputes in Auckland and around New Zealand. We have an unsurpassed knowledge of the local property market and the legal issues connected with different types of ownership interests in land.

We act for investors, landlords, commercial tenants, hotel operators, charitable trusts and private owners. Many of our clients have been in Auckland as long as we have – others are looking to invest in a dynamic and sometimes difficult market. Whether your issue arises out of a sale and purchase agreement or the terms of a lease, a dispute with your neighbour or body corporate, or a change in law that affects your property, we can help you find a solution. Our lawyers are experts in negotiation, mediation and – where necessary – both arbitration and litigation.

You can trust our people to achieve a timely and cost-effective resolution to your challenge.

Need advice on Property Disputes?
Contact the expert team at Hesketh Henry.
Examples

Examples of work completed by our team include:

  • Advising a large commercial chain as to their rights under a lease following significant damage to the leased premises during the original Christchurch earthquakes, and assisting with negotiating a commercial settlement with the landlord;
  • Acting for a developer company defendant, and its sole director, in multiparty construction proceedings concerning subsiding residential properties;
  • Advising the purchasers of a residential property, which was subsequently discovered had various building defects, in a claim against the vendors and pre-purchase inspector, and attending a mediation which settled the claim; and
  • Representing a Korean developer in relation to payment claim issues with one of its contractors for a multi-unit residential development.
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