Conveyancing / House Purchases / Sales / Property

Attention to detail is paramount to ensure that legal aspects of the sale and purchase of property, whether residential or commercial are smoothly and effectively dealt with. Working for homeowners, land and property developers, investors, or contractors, we provide comprehensive, results-focused advice in all areas related to land, real estate and construction.

It’s a big deal buying and selling a home

Buying and selling your home may be the most important legal transaction you ever undertake so it is important to get the right advice from experienced property law specialists. The team at TMF are experts in all types of property including:-

  • Freehold                                
  • Leasehold
  • Unit titles
  • Cross leases
  • Subdivisions
  • Retirement Villages

Our depth and breadth of practical experience in the Wellington and wider New Zealand property markets will ensure that your transaction will proceed as smoothly as possible - we guarantee it. Wherever you live in New Zealand or overseas we can handle your New Zealand property transactions. Call us now on 0800 TMFLAW (863 529).

First Home Buyers

We really enjoy helping people buy their first home and have lots of experience with first home buyers. We strongly recommend that you read the information on Kiwisaver or download this booklet.


Our Conveyancing Fees

The legal process of buying and selling or refinancing a home is commonly called conveyancing.

There are many steps in the process and people are often surprised how complex it can be. We do our best to keep it simple.

We are happy to provide you with a fee estimate. Call us now on 0800 TMF LAW (863 529).

Click below to see what our fee will cover.


Our strong recommendation – get us involved early on

You will often save heartache and cost if you get us involved early on in your property transaction. There are many pitfalls to avoid and the “devil is in the detail”. Please don’t sign an agreement to purchase or sell your property until you have had it checked over by one of our property experts. The agreement may be “standard”, but having the right conditions with the right wording is critical and some conditional agreements can still be very difficult to get out of. Either have your agent email us the agreement before you sign it or ring us on 0800 TMFLAW to have us check the agreement before you sign it.

Why choose the TMF team?

We are knowledgeable and experienced – team members have been acting for buyers and sellers for over 40 years – we know the pitfalls to avoid and how to make the transaction run smoothly.

We are accessible – you can ring us anytime.

We communicate with you every step of the way.


For more information please contact Bev Roche (DDI 04 494 1590) or David Murphy (DDI 04 494 1591)


Some useful sources of information on Buying and Selling Property


We highly recommend It is an excellent source of useful information and checklists on buying and building a home. There are also some very useful house inspection checklists on

We also suggest that you download and read the NZ law Society publication on Buying and selling property

The Real Estate Agents Authority website also has some useful guides at is an excellent site and also has a comprehensive NZ House Buying Guide available as an e Book is useful site for budgeting advice



The main trading bank websites have useful information on buying and selling, home loans and loan calculators


Weathertightness and Energy/Insullation Efficiency

If you are concerned about weathertightness issues check out

To obtain  FREE independent assessment on you home's energy/insullation efficiency,  go to  or




If you wish to engage the services of a valuer go to or check out is also a useful source of information


Mortgage Brokers

If you wish to locate a mortgage broker go to or check out for some useful information especially for first homebuyers


Pre-Purchase Inspections

If you want to get the property you are buying checked by a Building Surveyor locate a registered surveyor at


Land Information Memoranda (LIM Reports)

For information on what local authority your property is in go to is a very useful site to check information and aerial images of properties located in Wellington City.


We recommend that you obtain a Land Information Memorandum prior to you proceeding with any property purchase. These can be applied for online from:-

Wellington City

Hutt City

Upper Hutt City

Porirua City


Land & Title Information

Go to


Unit Titles

Please see section of our website on unit titles.  

For a useful guide on unit titles go to



For information on withdrawing from Kiwisaver go to and


Overseas Ownership Issues

For information on foreign ownership of New Zealand property







Contact Us

Office Address
Level 2
38–42 Waring Taylor Street
Wellington 6011
Postal Address
PO Box 5003
Wellington 6140
DX SP 22509
Fax: (04) 473 3696