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Residential Property Transactions 2019

Residential Property Transactions 2019
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This small group intensive workshop guides you step-by-step through three transactions: a stand-alone fee simple residential dwelling, a cross-lease dwelling and a unit title property.

Learning objectives

The course covers how to:

  • Deal with matters such as requisitions, undertakings, special conditions, and settlement.
  • Use standard forms and procedures, particularly agreements for sale and purchase and land registration documents.
  • Distinguish between and become more familiar with various types of titles and different ownership and funding options.
  • Recognise and develop file management practices that reduce the chance of error or poor service to clients.
  • Apply risk management practices that recognise areas requiring decisions or input from your employing principal, including identifying conflict issues.
  • Advise on Authority and Instruction witnessing, Residential Land Withholding Tax obligations, and tax statements.


You are required to complete at least two hours of preliminary work before attending. You will then work through the three case files in a small group, coming back to the large group to discuss problems and solutions.

Who should attend

This course is a must if you are a lawyer, legal executive or litigator with limited practical experience in property law.

Please Note:
  • Participants are expected to have completed at least 3-6 months in a legal environment and be familiar with the ADLS standard form agreement for sale and purchase of real estate.
  • Places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.


You will receive a manual which covers most aspects of residential property transactions in detail, along with three files of documents and fact situations dealing with a variety of potential and actual problems.


  • Day 1: 9.00am - 5.15pm
  • Day 2: 8.30am - 5.30pm


  • Lauchie Griffin, Wakefields Lawyers Ltd, Wellington
  • Michael Hofmann-Body, Gillespie Young Watson, Lower Hutt
  • Nick Kearney, Schnauer and Co, Auckland
  • Michelle Moore, Automio, Christchurch
  • Duncan Terris, Terris Legal, Christchurch
  • Anita Wan, Anderson Lloyd, Auckland

Fee (incl GST)


  • $695 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $745 - Non-members

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here
Download PDF brochure & registration form here.

Christchurch 15 - 16 July
Wellington 29 - 30 July
Auckland 12 - 13 August
Course full, please register for Hamilton or see below to join waiting list
Hamilton 26 - 27 August

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $100 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.

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