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Ultimate Geek

#265444 22-Jan-2020 07:46
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Hi All,


I'm just about to embark on buying / building my first home and I dont have a solicitor to check the paperwork etc throughout the process. Does anyone have any recommendations of anyone in the Christchurch area? (Im based in Leeston, building in Rolleston, working in Burnside if it helps :o)



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Master Geek

  #2403319 22-Jan-2020 08:11
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I've used Meares Williams (who have offices in Selwyn if you find that helpful) and SRB, and both were good to deal with.


In fairness a standard property purchase should be bread and butter for most law firms.


Good luck with the first home! I built my first home in Selwyn (well, paid someone to build it for me) so happy to bore you with things I learnt if you go down that route. 

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  #2403322 22-Jan-2020 08:17
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I recently used Stephen Kannangara from Kannangara and Thomson to purchase my first home - really onto it and efficient. My parents have used him for their purchases too.

His office is located in Wairakei Road, so close to your work


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Ultimate Geek

  #2403346 22-Jan-2020 09:00
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Bishopdale Law are fixed price, prices on their website
Have used them for 3 or 4 property transactions

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  #2403347 22-Jan-2020 09:02
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Nick Leeming at Addington Law on Lincoln Rd is worth consideration.  He's been our solicitor for years, and has handled several house purchases and other stuff without fault or hassle.

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  #2404485 22-Jan-2020 11:50
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Strowan Law on Papanui Rd 


Used them for a house purchase in 2018. 

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Ultimate Geek

  #2405558 23-Jan-2020 22:19
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Wow thanks for all of the replies, it's really appreciated. I'll check them out.
Thanks again

And kim587 would love to hear your knowledge/experience as will be getting a house built.

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Master Geek

  #2405642 24-Jan-2020 08:27
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My family have had a nightmare experience with Kannangara and Thomson. Just for a bit of balance. 

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