LLB, BCom, Senior Associate
Hayden Baird
Hayden is a member of our national Commercial Property and Projects team and has significant property law experience.

Hayden is an expert in Local Government property matters.  He manages the property work for Environment Canterbury.  He has particular skills in relation to local body land matters including with land status assessment and identification, acquisitions, disposals, land swaps, leasing, licencing and Reserves Act, Public Works Act, Public Bodies Leases Act and Local Government Act matters.

Hayden advises a variety of clients, from national corporates through to personal clients, on a wide range of property and commercial transactions.  His expertise includes the sale and purchase of residential and commercial property, business sales and purchases, financing, leasing, subdivisions and developments, contract review and drafting and company matters.

Hayden’s skills in the property field are complimented by his wider experience dealing with skilled migrant and investor related immigration applications, Weathertight Homes applications and resolutions and his general litigation experience.

"I enjoy working with our clients to facilitate their transactions and enjoy the challenge of finding solutions to any issues they may face.  It is about being there for the client to understand, and meet, their needs and objectives and to add value to the transaction for them"
Contact
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.

Specialities

Recent Projects

  • Acting for ECan in relation to a land swap with a neighbouring landowner to settle a proceeding relating to a plan change. This involved negotiating a land swap and boundary adjustment agreement and was a complex land swap because much of the Environment Canterbury land was still held under the Deeds system meaning we had to obtain land transfer titles for that land.
  • Acted for Environment Canterbury to obtain land transfer titles for some of their land still held under the Deeds system. This work involved detailed land investigation, reconciliation of land designation and purposes and was complicated by a leasehold subdivision including easements and a proposed new lease.
  • Acting for Environment Canterbury in relation to the Northern motorway and the associated taking of Land by the Crown under the Public Works Act. This work involved fee simple and leasehold estates and matters of compensation, surrender of leases, new leases and negotiation of an agreement with the Crown.
  • Acted for Environment Canterbury on their purchase of their new office site at Tuam St from the Crown involving several parcels of land, a subdivision, easements, a park and encumbrance.
  • Acting on the acquisition of a nationwide group of commercial properties by a private investor.
  • Acting on a 3 stage subdivision in central Christchurch involving commercial and residential premises
  • Advising on leases for a New Zealand registered bank.

Recent Articles

4/08/2017

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 – A Landlord's Perspective

This article considers what is required of landlords, whether commercial or residential, under the health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

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Memberships

  • Property Council of New Zealand
  • Canterbury Young Professionals



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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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