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Cross Leases - key issues

Cross Leases - key issues
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Cross leases are a popular form of subdivision going back to the 1960s, where land and buildings are owned jointly 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 considering how you can help your clients avoid and/or manage these issues at the front end of the process, when buying and selling; tips in relation to obtaining consent; and the steps that you can take if problems do subsequently emerge.

Learning objectives

By attending this webinar you will be able to advise clients on:

  • Issues relating to cross lease sale and purchase transactions and when to requisition or add additional clauses.
  • Consent issues relating to alterations and redevelopment.
  • Maintenance, insurance and other decision matters arising from co-ownership of cross lease properties.
  • Disputes leading to arbitration.

Who should attend

Lawyers at all levels practising in civil litigation and property.

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.

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the multiple registration button below or Click here


  • Webinar 11.00am - 12.30pm, Monday 28 February 2022
  • Registration closes  - 3.00pm, Friday 25 February 2022

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Webinar 28 February
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Joanna Pidgeon 83x96 Joanna Pidgeon
Pidgeon Judd, Auckland

Joanna is a director of Pidgeon Judd and a Past President of ADLS. She is a property law expert and gives expert evidence in property law issues, provides determinations on property issues, and is currently reviewing the cross lease memorandum for ADLS. Joanna chairs the Unit Titles Working Group which has led to the current Unit Titles Bill which looks to reform Unit Title legislation. She is a member of the Land Titles Committee and the ADLS Property Law Committee and regularly makes submissions on legislation relating to property law.

ben Thomson 83x96 Ben Thomson
Pidgeon Judd, Auckland

Ben is a Senior Associate at Pidgeon Judd and is a property lawyer with a particular expertise in subdivisions and developments including fee simple, unit title, cross lease and developments using incorporated societies. He specialises in unit title advisory work and property disputes. Ben regularly appears in the Tenancy Tribunal on Unit Title matters as well as in cross lease arbitrations. He also carries out transactional property and leasing work.


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

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.
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