What we can offer you.

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Joanna is a property law expert and is frequently asked to speak at conferences and seminars on all aspects of property law, as well as a member of Auckland and New Zealand Law Society Property Law Committees.

Pidgeon Law represents the full range of people involved in property from developers, investors, financiers, surveyors, property managers to residential property owners.

We have been involved in large residential, retail, commercial and industrial developments, as well as hotels, serviced apartments and conference centres. We can advise on all aspects from land acquisition, construction contracts, financing, development and subdivision, leasing, the on-sale, and property management and body corporate matters.

We represent overseas investors in New Zealand.

• Buying and selling property from residential to large commercial properties
• Property development
 • Property Subdivision - including unit title, fee simple
   and leasehold
• Leasing - landlord and tenant
• Finance
• Contract negotiation and drafting
• Real estate sale and purchase
• Construction Law
• Structuring
• Property due diligence
• Overseas Investment
• Unit Title rules and management and administration
• Property management
• Expert evidence


Our experience in business assists us in providing
practical advice to business clients.

• Company formation and ongoing administration
• Business sale and purchases
• Company and other business structures such as partnerships
• Acting for franchisors and franchisees
• Contract negotiation and drafting
• Insolvency


Unit Titles

Pidgeon Law provides specialist legal advice on all aspects of unit title developments. We have expert knowledge on the new Unit Titles Act 2010 and Unit Titles Regulations 2011 that came into force on 20 June 2011, as well as the previous 1972 Act.

Liza and Joanna are frequently asked to present at seminars and conferences on various unit title matters and Liza was invited by the Auckland District Law Society Inc. to draft the Society’s Model Operational Rules released in October 2011.

Our clients value the practical and professional approach we take to resolving unit title issues and our expertise are often sought after in this area.

We advise Bodies Corporate, Committees, Chairpersons, unit owners, Body Corporate Managers, vendors and purchasers, developers and real estate agents on a wide range of matters including:

• Unit title conveyancing and disclosure regime
• Body Corporate Operational Rules
• Maintenance obligations and cost allocation
• Unit property and common property boundary issues
• Remediation works and s74 applications
• Body Corporate Governance and the Chairperson role
• AGM and EGM procedures and proxies
• Committee procedures and delegation
• Body Corporate Manager Agreements
• Financial management
• New unit title developments
• Redevelopments
• Reassessment of ownership and utility interests
• Insurance
• Disputes
• Transition from the 1972 Act to 2010 Act


Trusts and Asset Planning

We offer asset planning and structuring advice in the following areas:
• Trust formation and management
• General asset protection advice
• Wills
• Powers of Attorney
• Estates