Welcome to the Property Law Section

The Property Law Section is part of the New Zealand Law Society and aims to assist the public and support the profession in property law matters.

For property law practitioners

Property taxation legislation – new requirements from 1 October 2015
From 1 October 2015 Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) will be collecting additional information when property is transferred, bought, and sold. These new changes will affect most transfers of property from 1 October 2015. 
Find out what property lawyers need to know about these new requirements
See our property taxation legislation flowchart for a visual overview of the new changes. 

Membership of the Property Law Section gives access to guidelines and other resources on this website, a copy of our quarterly publication The Property Lawyer and the opportunity to participate in and benefit from the work of the section technical committees. Join the section here.

Access to some property law information, including the Property Transactions and E-dealing Practice Guidelines, is available to lawyers and associate members of the Law Society. 

For the public 

The Property Law Section offers guidance on what is involved in property law and information about some of the potential problems. We have explained some common terms and answered some frequently-asked questions, as well as provided some useful links. You can also Find a Property Lawyer near you and get more information on property issues from the Law Society's Guides to the Law series.  

Contact us

We welcome inquiries and suggestions about the section and the website - contact property@lawsociety.org.nz

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