Property Law


Our Conveyancing Solicitors can assist with all types of residential and commercial conveyancing. Whether you are buying or selling a house, vacant land, unit, townhouse, shop, commercial property or industrial property we will ensure the process is as seamless as possible.


We act for and assist both Landlord’s and Tenants in relation to all types of leasing matters and transactions.

As a Landlord (Lessor) having a binding and legally enforceable lease agreement that complies with all aspects of the law is the most important aspect of protecting your investment as a property owner. At MacGregor O’Reilly our property lawyers ensure that your lease agreement is appropriately drafted and consistent with your expectations. We have the experience and expertise to tackle all types of leasing matters and lease disputes.

As a Tenant (Lessee) we offer you expert advice on your lease agreement and assist you to understand the lease and make sure that your rights are protected under the lease. It is our aim to ensure that that your expectations under the lease agreement are completely satisfied and that you understand the full meaning and effect of the lease that you are entering into and its effect on your business.

Body Corporates

We advise building managers, letting managers, body corporate committees, individual unit or lot owners and developers in relation to their rights, powers and obligations under the Body Corporate and Community Management schemes governed by the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997.

Our lawyers also advise on structuring, managing and establishing body corporates in a number of capacities including:

  • By-law creation;
  • By-law interpretation and enforcement;
  • Issues with management rights;
  • Letting agreements;
  • Management agreements;
  • Community management statements;
  • Body corporate disputes; and
  • Compliance with procedural aspects of the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 and the Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980.

Property Development

We advise property developers in relation to all types of development including land subdivisions, strata & community title developments, commercial and retail building developments and aged care facilities. Our advice covers all aspects of the development process including:

  • Property acquisition;
  • Contract negotiations and structure;
  • Due diligence;
  • Funding arrangements and options;
  • Management of consultants and time limits;
  • Construction contracts and staged works;
  • Strata titling and plan registration;
  • Redevelopment;
  • Joint ventures;
  • Impact, code and self assessable development;
  • Material change of use;
  • Town planning issues.

Due to the complex nature of the various types of property development it is essential to engage an experienced and qualified team to assist you throughout all of the different stages of development including dealings with local council bodies, the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) and ensure compliance with the relevant legislation including the Property Law Act 1974, the Land Title Act 1994, Environment Protection Act 1994, Sustainable Planning Act 2009, Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997and other relevant legislation.