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Property - subdivisions

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Property subdivisions can entail a myriad of issues that need to be worked through and can prove to be a risky, exciting and potentially profitable venture for your clients. This seminar will take a practical approach to subdivisions from the viewpoint of the suburban developer and working effectively and efficiently with local government to give effect to consents.

This seminar will include:

  • A practical guide to the subdivision process with steps to follow to ease the process when acting for developers and to assist the interface with local government, including:
  • initial due diligence/title investigations
  • discussion of the different types of subdivisions and applicable requirements
  • review of Part 10 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and the requirements on both the local government and land owners
  • reviewing resource and subdivision consents, including local government conditions and statutory timeframes for release of s 223 and s 224 certificates under the RMA
  • reading LT Plans and Unit Plans, and associated schedules showing required instruments for registration
  • Preparation for and deposit of subdivision plans and the registration of titles, including:
  • obtaining approved local government documentation, such as consent notices, easements, covenants, bonds
  • general e-dealing procedure and obtaining consents from interested parties.

Learning Objectives

After attending this seminar you will gain:

  • Greater understanding of the process and steps to go through when subdividing.
  • An awareness of common pitfalls to look out for and how to be best prepared for subdivision.

Who should attend

Junior to intermediate property solicitors and general practice lawyers.


A short paper, in PDF format, together with a copy of the powerpoint presentation will be emailed out prior to the seminar.


  • 4.00pm - 6.00pm (tea and coffee available on arrival)

Fee (incl GST)

In Short

  • $115 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $165 - Non-members
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Auckland 5 April
Live Web Stream 5 April


grania-small WEB EDIT Grania Clark
Senior Associate, Brookfields, Auckland

Auckland lawyer Grania Clark practices in the area of property law advising local authorities and private commercial clients. She provides advice on a broad range of property matters including, leasing, sale and purchase of commercial and residential property, compliance matters that arise from resource management applications and consents, Unit Titles Act, Local Government Act and Public Works Act.

Rae-Hill-Small WEB EDIT Rae Hill
Senior Associate, Brookfields, Auckland

Rae has extensive experience in a wide range of commercial and property transactions in both private practice and in-house as a solicitor for a previous local authority.

Rae practices in the following areas:
  • Property – this includes sale and purchases (residential and commercial), refinancing and subdivisions
  • Business – this includes sale and purchases, commercial leases, shareholder arrangements, terms of trade and private lending

Cancellation and refund policy

If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of $40. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute - to correctly assign CPD credit, CLE must be notified in advance. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.
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0800 333 111


04 472 7837

04 463 2986
Law Society Building
26 Waring Taylor Street
Wellington 6011

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PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand