Commercial Property Law

Commercial Property Lawyers Auckland
Commercial Property Lawyer AucklandOur Commercial Property Lawyers are based in Auckland and specialise in the area of commercial leasing, buying commercial property and selling commercial property.  Your Commercial Property Lawyer will provide you with commercially sound advice tailored to your specific situation, and can help you get the best deal. Whether you’re a commercial landlord, commercial tenant, property developer or simply looking to buy premises for your business, the right advice will help ensure your interests are protected, that you get the best deal for you and that you fully understand all your liabilities and obligations. Leasing, buying and selling commercial property are complex transactions and can carry significant financial risk, commercially astute advice can save you money, protect your investment and make management of your commercial property easier and more efficient.  All our commercial property clients also receive free access to commercial property management software NomosOne.



Buying Commercial Property

Buying Commercial Property Lawyers
Buying commercial property is a significant investment for your business or your commercial property portfolio. Whether you’re looking to develop the property, lease it to existing or new tenants or occupy the premises for your own business our skilled commercial property experts will guide you through the process in plain language and ensure you fully understand the property you are purchasing.

Many years of experience ensures we can advise of any fishhooks and provide commercially appropriate advice tailored to your situation and your plans for the commercial premises, including thorough reviews of the lease documents for existing tenants.

Our commercial property lawyers can assist you with: 

  • Draft/Review the Agreement for Sale & Purchase
  • Due diligence review including advising on LIM Report & Building reports
  • Advice on zoning and the permitted use of the land
  • Advice on the title and any interests (e.g. easements) on the title
  • Review existing lease documentation including the agreement to lease and any writen or verbal variations to the lease
  • Review existing tenant guarantees
  • Advice on finance and funding responsibilities and liabilities
  • Advice on your obligations as owner-occupier or as landlord
  • Advice on compliance obligations
  • Advice on your personal and business liabilities
  • Advice on how to structure the purchase – who or what entity should be purchasing the building i.e. individual, trust or company
  • Advice on whether GST is payable on the purchase

Selling Commercial Property

Whether you’re a commercial landlord selling one of your properties or a business owner moving to new premises our commercial property law team will help you ensure all the documentation is up to date so that you can achieve the best price at sale.

Our commercial property lawyers can assist you with: 

  • Negotiations with commercial real estate agents
  • Review sale documentation e.g. tender documents
  • Draft/Review the Agreement for Sale & Purchase
  • Advice on your GST obligations
  • Advice on unit title disclosure requirements
  • Ensuring you are released from any ongoing liability ie PPSR
  • Commercial property conveyancing


Commercial Leases

We specialise in helping commercial landlords maximise their investment and helping commercial tenants to get the best deal for their situation whilst managing their risk and liabilities. For commercial leasing - talk to the experts and get the right advice for your commercial leasing situation. 

Commercial Landlords
Commercial property and commercial leasing for landlords can be a risky business if your legal foundations are not sound, or if you don’t manage your commercial property portfolio efficiently. But with sound advice, solid documentation that supports the landlord and robust systems for keeping on top of key dates in your leasing calendar you can ensure your investment is protected and that you are maximising your yield on that investment.

Our commercial property lawyers provide our landlord clients with leasing documents that are tailored to their building and their situation with clauses added and amended to ensure that returns are maximised, and investments are protected.

Our commercial landlord clients receive free access to lease management software Nomos One meaning that rent reviews, lease renewals and other important dates are never missed. 

Commercial Tenants
Our commercial lease lawyers can help you negotiate your lease to reduce your liability and or make amendments favourable to you as a tenant. The commercial lease for your business premises can be one of your biggest business expenses. Commercial leases can also be a large personal liability depending on the length of the lease and whether you sign a personal guarantee. 

With the right advice based on a sound understanding of your business and its situation, tenants can negotiate many of the lease conditions. It is important you understand what you are agreeing to for before you sign a Deed of Lease or Agreement to Lease. Our commercial property experts can also advise when it comes time to negotiate lease renewals, rent reviews or assigning your lease to a third party. 

Whether landlord or tenant, our commercial leasing lawyers can assist you with: 


Free Commercial Property Management Software

Smith and Partners’ commercial property clients receive free access to commercial property management software Nomos One. Nomos One stores all your lease documentation online and automatically reminds all parties when important events such as rent reviews, lease renewals etc are due.

As our client, you can give access to as many users as they need to – including your accountant, property managers and you and any relevant staff. Logging in to the easy-to-use dashboard gives you a quick snapshot of your property portfolio, and email reminders are sent in the lead up to important dates.

You can store an unlimited number of documents attached to each property, such as building warrants of fitness and insurance information, along with the Agreement to Lease, variations, subleases etc.

Because all your lease documents are in one place you never have to waste time locating them. This accurate record of everything that has happened with that tenant/property. i.e. variations, renewals and rent reviews help reduce risk.

Our commercial property law experts can assist you with:

  • Access to documents and reminders at anytime, anywhere
  • Centralised storage of all lease and property documentation
  • Email reminders for important events such as reviews and renewals
  • As many users as you wish to give access to
  • No start up or ongoing costs 

For a demonstration or to arrange to have your lease documentation loaded contact Wendy Alexander by phone on 09 837 6844 or email