Chris has significant experience in property litigation. He was counsel in the leading High Court case on Solicitor’s approval clauses in residential conveyancing and has also been counsel in several High Court trials enforcing landowners’ and purchasers rights.
Property disputes involving land can range from trying to enforce or cancel sale and purchase agreements or leases, to disputes about easements (the right to cross or use someone else’s land), boundaries and Resource Management and zoning issues, to disputes between neighbours. Remedies can range from the enforcement of proprietary rights to claims for damages, declaratory relief, and/or injunctions to prevent third parties from interfering with your use of your property. Because property disputes can involve so many areas of law, there is no such thing as a typical property claim and there is no one Act which covers all property disputes.