Rural Property Lawyers

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Rural Property Lawyers



Your Farm or Lifestyle Block is one of your most valuable assets, so it makes sense to choose rural property lawyers you can trust when you’re buying or selling.


Our professional, experienced property law team will act in your best interests, ensuring your transaction is dealt with in a prompt, efficient manner. Deals can be complex in today’s competitive property market, with finance coming from multiple sources, and friends or family members involved. We’ll make sure your deal is set up in the best way possible, and avoid any traps.


We know that when you see the property you’ve been searching for, you need to act fast. The breadth of our legal team means we’ll always have someone available to help you when you need it.


We help clients with property due diligence, drafting contracts for sale and purchase, conveyancing, negotiating terms and conditions and arranging finance, including KiwiSaver and HomeStart Grant applications.


Our Legal Executives are highly experienced, and work closely with our lawyers so you get the best of both worlds: cost-effective, efficient service, with strong quality control processes in place.



Whether you have a farm sale or purchase, lease, or a query on land use, easements, water rights, forestry rights or livestock  –  we can help.  We know that our rural clients’ needs are distinctive, which makes our team the perfect legal partners for your rural business.



Our team of Rural Property lawyers specialize in all areas of farming, forestry, livestock and environmental law.  We are committed to providing efficient, tailored advice in all aspects of rural law.  Our approach is practical, allowing our clients to maintain their focus on the job at hand, leaving us to dot the i’s and cross the t’s.



We know that choosing a rural law firm is not an easy task. We listen, evaluate, and offer solutions. Our advice is practical and cost effective, aimed at resolving things proactively while minimising stress. From our experience, the best way to do this is through developing understanding and rapport by treating clients with empathy and dignity.



Our team of lawyers are highly regarded with a depth of experience and credibility which underpins Norris Ward McKinnon’s solid reputation in the legal market and our community. Put simply, we are real people dealing with the real issues that affect our clients day-to-day.


PH: 07 834 6000



Jensen Waymouth Lawyers are a medium sized Taupo law firm which was established in 1995 by Tony Jensen and Craig Waymouth.  Craig still remains within the firm but is now joined by Kathy Wiltshire and Ian Jensen forming the core management group.  


We operate a general practice in the areas of property, rural, business, family and personal legal services.  We give practical and usable advice on many legal areas required by our clients.  We have a good referral service for those occasions where expert legal advice is outside our expertise.

PH: 07 378 9200

Bay of Plenty


Based in the productive Bay of Plenty, Holland Beckett Law is perfectly placed to advise on rural challenges and opportunities. Our team of experts aim to ensure your rural goals are achieved in a friendly, knowledge and proactive way.



The rural sector continues to provide a significant contribution to New Zealand’s economy, but at the same time is coming under increasing scrutiny, legislative changes and social pressure.



We are also seeing new opportunities for rural landowners, including in relation to solar farms (see more on our Energy page). It is paramount that you obtain sound advice when faced with these challenges, and to ensure you can capitalise on the huge opportunities the sector can provide.

07 578 2199



As Palmerston North Lawyers, in private and commercial practice, we provide legal advice to individuals and businesses for all Property, Business, Rural and Personal legal needs.

The business was established  by Alison Green (Director) in 2007 and quickly joined by Mary Chapman. Our local team has a wealth of experience and has grown from strength to strength and there are now 10 additional staff including registered legal executives Haylee PhillipsDiana Bowie and Caitlin Day

Sam Green joined as a Director in September 2023.  Sam adds to our commercial and property practice having worked for about a decade in Wellington at top tier national commercial and property law firms, Russell McVeagh and Greenwood Roche.



Agribusiness has long been the foundation of the New Zealand economy and is Canterbury’s largest industry. Those in the rural sector have recently faced large amounts of regulatory and compliance change. This has made running an effective business in the agribusiness and rural sector more difficult than ever.


Farmers, growers and those servicing the primary sector need an advisor they can trust, someone who can simplify complicated situations and respond within tight time frames. Our Rural law team pride themselves on getting the best results for clients. We are committed while being down-to-earth and responsive with our advice delivery.


Our team has considerable experience working across the primary industry on a breadth of matters representing a variety of individuals and businesses involved in dairying, sheep, beef, horticulture, viticulture, forestry and fisheries. We have specialist experience working with family operations and advising on farm succession.

PH: 03 377 4470



The Waitaki has a burgeoning economy thanks in large part to the efforts within it’s primary industry sector. The specialist advisors in our rural legal team are working hard each day to ensure this success can continue.


There is always a lot going on in the agricultural landscape throughout the wider Otago region. Lawyers working here need to have an in-depth understanding of the primary industry sector and the myriad issues directly affecting the complex, ever-changing area of law that affects it.


We have the experience to deliver these results – with a multitude of happy clients and, occasionally, the dirt under our fingernails to prove it. Across a wide range of rural activities, from dairy to marine farming, cropping to irrigation to engineering to farming workplace safety, our robust, pragmatic advice provides the impetus for successful changes and thriving businesses.

PH: 03 434 5128



The rural sector is the cornerstone of the Southland and Otago economies, and rural and business law is an area of specialty for Cruickshank Pryde. If you need assistance in setting up an ownership structure or peace of mind knowing that your best interests are safeguarded, contact one of our experts today.


From the very beginnings of the firm, the founders set in place a unique partnership, culture and personality for the firm and throughout the years we have maintained a commitment to these values and we are proud to say they are as distinctive a trademark today as they were in the 1930s.


PH: 03 214 4069