It is relatively easy to buy commercial property in New Zealand, either as an investment or as a base for your own business.

Commercial properties are widely available. Options include:

  • Offices in all shapes and sizes, anything from either a single floor or suite in a larger building, to entire buildings
  • Light industrial units, warehouses and showrooms from a few square metres to 3000+
  • Heavy industrial premises
  • Retail premises, usually small, sole-operator premises although entire shopping centres occasionally come onto the market
  • Development projects, including major residential or retirement complexes and tourism enterprises.

Our commercial property focus extends across a wider range of clients and industries and includes:

  • Sales and acquisitions of land and buildings
  • Financing
  • Investment structures including property funds and syndicates
  • Construction
  • Commercial leasing (such as industrial and retail at high street and mall locations)
  • Unit title developments
  • Retirement villages
  • Lease negotiation and dispute resolution

Our commercial property lawyers can assist you with:

  • Review the Agreement for Sale & Purchase
  • Due diligence on  LIM Report & Building reports
  • Zoning advice and the permitted use of the land
  • Research on title and any interests
  • Review existing lease documentation
  • Review existing tenant guarantees
  • Finance advice and funding responsibilities and liabilities
  • Letting you know your obligations as owner-occupier or as landlord
  • Review compliance obligations
  • Advice on your personal and business liabilities
  • How to structure the purchase
  • Your GST obligations on sale and purchase of a commercial property