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The New Zealand Law Society’s Property Law Section is a national body specifically representing property lawyers.

The Section was established in April 2000 to help property lawyers meet the changes and challenges of law practice in the 21st century, and to support them as they deliver the highest possible quality service to their clients.

What does section membership offer you?

Whether you are new to property law, working your way up the career ladder, or an experienced property lawyer, Property Law Section membership has much to offer:

  • Membership of a national body specifically representing property lawyers
  • Up-to-date information on property law changes likely to affect you and your clients
  • Quarterly publication The Property Lawyer dedicated to property law matters and written for lawyers
  • Marketing assistance through national promotion of property lawyers within an overall master brand
  • Use of the 'Property Law Section member' brand to qualifying members
  • Strategies to respond to competition and technological developments
  • The opportunity to participate in the section's accreditation scheme
  • Continuing access to seminars, conferences and other continuing education opportunities on property law issues
  • A website with a members-only area containing membership resources
  • A free listing in the website's 'Find a property lawyer' directory
  • Opportunities to share expertise and knowledge with other property lawyers
  • Involvement in law reform and development of national guidelines, standards and procedures
  • Membership of a body that has and will continue to develop key strategic alliances

Apply for membership

Full membership of the Property Law Section

Membership of New Zealand Law Society is a prerequisite to membership of the Property Law Section. Full membership of the Property Law Section is available to those holding a current practising certificate.

Apply for full membership of the Property Law Section using this form: Property Law Section Full Membership Application Form (PDF, 642kb)

Associate membership of the Property Law Section

Membership of New Zealand Law Society is a prerequisite to membership of the Property Law Section. If you do not hold a current practising certificate, and are not already an associate member of the Law Society, you need to apply for Law Society Associate membership, as well as PLS Associate membership. You can apply here for NZLS associate membership. This application is processed in conjunction with your application for Property Law Section associate membership. If your application for NZLS associate membership is not successful, your payment will be returned.

Apply for associate membership of the Property Law Section using this form: Property Law Section Associate Membership Application Form (PDF, 681kb)

Note that the membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June.  If you join the Property Law Section after 1 August your fees will be pro-rated.  Do not include payment – you will be invoiced the pro-rated fee.

Summary of Fees

(Fees are + GST)

Lawyers - Full membership

(applicants who hold a practising certificate)
Property Law Section Full membership fee:

$180 if first member in firm

$150 if subsequent member in firm

Non-Lawyers - Associate membership

(applicants who do not hold a practising certificate
and are not Registered Legal Executives)
Property Law Section Associate membership fee:

$180 if first member in firm

$150 if subsequent member in firm

PLUS

NZLS Associate membership fee: $75

Registered Legal Executives

(Full members of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives (NZILE)

Fees POA.  Obtain an application form directly from NZILE:

enquiries@nzile.org.nz

Discount on fees for 2020-21 membership year

The Property Law Section will be offering a one-off 25% discount on the current PLS membership fees of $180 to $135 (first member joining) and $150 to $112.50 (subsequent members joining).

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the PLS Executive had agreed that there would be no fee increase for the 2020-21 year.  In response to the pandemic, the Executive reversed this decision at its meeting on 5 May 2020, and agreed to offer the discount.

We acknowledge that these are very difficult economic times, and the Section greatly appreciates the financial support of its members.

Need help?

Please email us or call us on 04 889 4466

Last updated on the 19th May 2020