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Property - converting cross leases to freehold and unit title

 Property - converting cross leases to freehold and unit title
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Cross leases are a popular form of subdivision going back to the 1960s where the land and buildings are owned by the occupants as tenants in common and the flats leased. This type of ownership has the potential to lead to significant issues.

This webinar will take a practical approach in examining the factors that you need to consider when advising your clients whether it is viable to seek freehold title, and, if so, the steps to take in order to achieve this. It will also consider the situations when it may be more appropriate to convert a property to unit title. Case law will be examined, and company lease conversions will also be discussed. This webinar also looks at conversion issues for converting company lease schemes.

Topics covered will include:

  • Background to cross leases
  • Law Commission’s recommendations
  • Advantages of converting cross leases to freehold or unit title
  • The decision to convert
  • When freehold or unit title is the best option
  • Converting to freehold with agreement and with objecting neighbours
  • Converting to unit title
  • Converting company lease schemes.

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will:

  • Be better able to advise your clients on cross lease matters.
  • Have a greater understanding of how to convert cross leases to freehold and unit title.

Who should attend

This webinar will be of benefit to all lawyers who are advising clients on buying or selling cross lease properties and who are dealing with cross lease related consent problems and disputes.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.


  • Joanna Pidgeon, Partner, Pidgeon Law, Auckland

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar - 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Registration closes - 3.00pm, Friday 21 February 2020

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar 24 February
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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