Retail Property
Significant expertise in the retail space
Wynn Williams has completed many successful retail projects over the past 20 years. These include a number of regional shopping centres and mega-centre developments.

Our specialist team is able to add real value to each project, by working closely with the owner and other members of the project team. We’re also skilled at navigating the complexities of retail leasing in New Zealand, and ensuring robust systems are in place to support the ongoing leasing programme.

We regularly advise on:
  • initial project advice and feasibility
  • land acquisition strategies
  • RMA consents & plan changes
  • agreement to lease negotiations
  • implementation of leasing programmes
  • finance agreements and securities
  • company and joint venture structuring
  • advice on property management & tenant issues


Recent Projects

  • Acting for the property arm of a national trading bank, for all its property requirements in the South Island.
  • Providing legal advice to landlord clients on issues arising from the Christchurch earthquake and in particular in relation to "tenantability" and termination issues.



COVID-19 Commercial Leases and Pandemics

Do you understand your obligations and if rent will be payable during the lockdown? Many businesses are non-essential business and will not be able to access or operate from the commercial premises they lease during lockdown.

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Updated Auckland District Lease Form

The Canterbury Earthquakes have been a major catalyst for the revision of the widely used ADLS Lease form. 

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Reported Decisions

  • Hall v Warwick Todd Ltd (2000) 9 TCLR 448

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Wynn Williams Christchurch
Level 5, Wynn Williams House, 47 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand.
PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
Wynn Williams Auckland
Level 25, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
+64 9 300 2600
+64 9 300 2609

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