Whether you’re buying a family home, entering into a commercial lease or developing a major subdivision, we understand the significance of your decisions and we’ll stand by you through the process.

Our property team are hugely experienced with wide ranging expertise in residential property, rural property and commercial property matters. Our experience includes:


Residential Property

  • Sale and purchase agreements
  • Residential tenancies
  • Building contracts
  • Unit titles and cross leases
  • Bank lending and mortgages
  • Residential subdivision and section purchases

Rural Property

  • Buying and selling farms and orchards
  • Orchard, farm and forestry leases
  • Rural subdivision and Resource Management Act issues
  • Water consents
  • Fencing and boundary disputes

Commercial Property

  • Buying and selling of commercial and industrial land
  • Commercial lease drafting and negotiation
  • Sub-leases
  • Rent review disputes and mediation
  • Overseas Investment Commission consent applications
  • Commercial and industrial subdivisions

We have been represented better than I could have ever imagined. Our needs were put first and we were treated as a friend rather than a number. Our opinions were valued and our doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Karen Wood went above and beyond and did everything she could do for a great outcome professionally in every aspect that we have dealt with her. Highly recommended.

Colleen & John

Our experience with Govett Quilliam was nothing short of exceptional! Priyaanka (PK) expertly guided us through purchasing our first home with remarkable care and professionalism. She showed a genuine interest in our journey, making us feel truly valued and providing great comfort and assurance along the way. PK and her support team, Stacey and Greer, provided outstanding service and excellent communication—swift, efficient, and incredibly helpful at every turn. This dream team exceeded our expectations in every way. If you're looking for top-tier legal services, look no further than Govett Quilliam.

Mitch Kemp

From the moment we met with Priyaanka and started the journey of house sales, it was all simple steps, although a significant undertaking for us having never gone through this process for at least 44 years. Any questions were answered in a very clear and professional manner, nothing was ever a problem, any dates mentioned for certain things to happen were met. Priyaanka is an absolute delight as a person, the whole process was a pleasure and made simple by her. I would have no hesitation in recommending Priyaanka to act on their behalf.

Pete Johnston

Thank you to Priyaanka for her assistance, positivity & proactive approach. Really enjoyed the purchase process.

James & Yvette Wallace

Priyaanka handled the sale and purchase of my house. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with and a testament to the GQ brand. I have and will recommend her services to my colleagues and friends. Thanks again for your support.

Duncan Cumming

Alice and Suzanne have a real strength in listening- they have always given me practical advice tailored to whatever my circumstances at the time may be. Sorting out the legal side of property transactions is a chore, but they seem to be able to make it pain-free every time. They will be my go-to wherever I might buy property in NZ.


Priyaanka Khatri made the emotional roller coaster sale of my business so much easier by showing such compassion & understanding on a personal level with a professional knowledgeable manner when required. Such a caring happy lady. Thank you Priyaanka.

Robyn & John Sanders

GQ has prepared our legal work DA & DG Keene Family Trust, Naki Developments Ltd and Darcy Keene Earthmoving Ltd for many years now and in this time we have found them to be very professional and obliging. We feel very relaxed in their company and hope we can continue doing business with them for many years to come.

Darcy & Debbie Keene

I found [Priyaanka] an absolute pleasure to deal with. She made the whole process very straight forward - explaining each step as we went along. I trusted her judgement and found her answers to my questions easy to understand.

Donna Bunyan

It was a pleasure working with Priyaanka. I particularly appreciated being able to get her advice at short notice when I was putting the offer in for a property - that was an exciting time! I also found the first home buyers guide that I downloaded from Govett Quilliam last year to be a good reference. I'd definitely recommend Priyaanka if I come across someone needing a lawyer for a house purchase.

Timothy Aldridge

Beth assisted us through the purchase of a property and provided excellent service! Will definitely engage you again next time.

Sarah Woods

Property Specialists

Alice Tocher


Richard Williams


Priyaanka Khatri

Senior Associate

Rod Gordon


Katrina Lyons


Margaret Steiner-Joyce


Karen Wood

Senior Legal Executive

Sandy Ellice

Senior Legal Executive

Suzanne Duke

Registered Legal Executive

Beth Seaver

Registered Legal Executive

Greer Anderson

Registered Legal Executive

Carolyn Voce

Registered Legal Executive

Nola Hall

Trust Account Support & Administration

Julie Peterson

Legal Support

Stacey Duckett

Legal Support

Maureen Tunnicliff

Legal Support

Megan Rookes

Client Experience & Legal Support

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