Our

Property Litigation

Expertise

Cavell Leitch has extensive experience in property law actions, being property focussed since our firm’s inception in 1923.  Our litigation team operates on a national level and partners with clients and our wider property team to deliver solutions across a wide range of matters.

 

Interesting legal conundrums arise within all areas of property law giving rise to disputes and where required, court proceedings.  Our litigation team has extensive experience in a range of property related litigation including:

 

  • Acting for landlords and tenants in commercial and residential disputes;

 

  • Court applications for relief against cancellation of commercial leases (forfeiture), recovery of debt and actions for possession,

 

  • Maori land regulatory matters and Court applications relating to Maori reservation land;

 

  • Sustaining and challenging caveats;

 

  • Charging orders and writs of sale;

 

  • Abandoned land applications and rating sales;

 

  • Mortgagee sales;

 

  • Applications for declarations as to legal interests in land, modification of easements and covenants;

 

  • Property Law Act applications;

 

  • Contractual disputes over the sale of land.

 

Recent work:

 

  • Obtaining orders to extinguish historical and redundant covenants;

 

  • Acting for landlord successfully defending application for relief against cancellation of commercial lease, and obtaining indemnity costs order against tenants.

 

  • Assisting a vendor obtain court orders for damages against purchaser who purported to withdraw from agreement to purchase commercial land without valid grounds;

 

  • Successfully obtaining declaration as to status of 999 year lease following Christchurch earthquake;

Initial Contacts

Susan Bevin

Litigation – Partner

+64 3 339 5631

susan.bevin@cavell.co.nz

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Kirsten Graham

Litigation – Partner

+64 3 339 5633

kirsten.graham@cavell.co.nz

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Level 3, BNZ Centre
111 Cashel Mall
Christchurch 8011

PO Box 799
Christchurch 8140

Telephone: +64 3 379 9940

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