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Pre-Auction Report

Service Name: Pre-Auction Report
Service Code: prereport1
Duration: 1 ~ 3 working day

Price: $300.00
(GST inclusive)

What is a Solicitor’s Pre-Auction Report?

These days, auctions are frequently touted by real estate agents because this allows the sellers to put their properties on fast track to "SOLD".  A winning bid at auction will create a biding agreement to buy that property and a 10% deposit is usually being paid on the day. There will be no going back if you get cold feet after the hammer comes down. A prudent purchaser should ideally undertake all the necessary checks and enquiries before the day of the property auction to avoid any nasty surprises. The legal aspect of these checks is the Solicitor’s pre-auction report.

An auction agreement called "Particulars and conditions of sale of real estate by auction" which is mostly used by all NZ real estate agents contains clause 7.2 which states that the purchaser is deemed to have accepted the vendor's title to the property and the purchaser may not make any requisitions or objections as to title. This means that if the purchaser, who has not done all the necessary investigation before the auction, may have no legal right to make a claim against any defect in title.

We provide Pre-Auction Report service for you at a fixed fee and notwithstanding the fixed fee, you will receive a quality service by having a fully qualified property lawyer or registered legal executive deal with you and your matter directly. Furthermore if you become a successful bidder and instruct us to act for you, you will get 20% discount (Not valid with other promotions or special pricing) on our professional fee for the purchase.

If you would like a Pre Auction Report, please click here to instruct us now. You can also call us on 0800 000 547 or e-mail us directly on advising us of your requirements.

What is included in the Pre-Auction Reports?

We get a search of the title and all relevant encumbrances on it. We provide some problems associated with titles, particularly leasehold, cross lease and unit titles, which cannot be requisitioned. We provide a copy of the satellite photo (if available) so that you can easily identify the correct property on a suitable plan. We also explain the effect of any relevant interests, restrictions or encumbrances on the title to you.

If LIM reports are provided to us (LIM report are now commonly provided as part of the Seller's property information pack by the agent, otherwise you shall obtain a LIM report from the local council and provide the copy to us. Under the Local Government and Meetings Act the Council has 10 working days to issue a LIM) , we then also summarise the information contained in the LIM report that you need to be aware of. This includes, but not limited to, the zoning of the property, whether the proper building consents have been obtained and fulfilled for additions or alterations to the buildings, payment of rates or public works in the area. This information varies from local authority to local authority, depending on the extent of its records. Failure to check some matters could have direct consequences. For instance, a LIM will show if a fire burner has been installed legally. If it has not this could invalidate insurance on the property in the case of fire.

If you wish us to prepare Pre-Auction Reports in 1 working day you can simply click here to instruct us. 

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Pre-Auction Report

Step 1

- Property Details

Please input the address of the property for a Pre-auction Report.

If auction documents were provided by the Vendor in electronic file (eg, PDF), please upload that file by clicking the below button. (Optional).

Step 2

- Client Details

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Convey Law respects your right to privacy. Our privacy statement explains Convey Law's policy regarding collection, use, disclosure and protection of your personal information as well as how you can correct or change it. Convey Law will not make your personal information available to third parties without your consent, subject to this privacy policy.

Step 3

- Terms of Engagement

These Standard Terms of Engagement (“Terms”) apply in respect of all work carried out by us for you, except to the extent that we otherwise agree with you in writing.

1 Services

1.1 The services we are to provide for you are outlined in our engagement letter.

2 Financial

2.1 Fees:

  • The fees we will charge or the manner in which they will be arrived at, are set out in our engagement letter.
  • If the engagement letter specifies a fixed fee, we will charge this for the agreed scope of our services. Work which falls outside that scope will be charged on an hourly rate basis. We will advise you as soon as reasonably practicable if it becomes necessary for us to provide services outside the agreed scope and, if requested, give you an estimate of the likely amount of the further costs.
  • Where our fees are calculated on an hourly basis, the hourly rates are set out in our engagement letter. The differences in those rates reflect the experience and specialisation of our professional staff. Time spent is recorded in 6 minute units, with time rounded up to the next unit of 6 minutes.

2.2 Disbursements and expenses: In providing services we may incur disbursements or have to make payments to third parties on your behalf. These will be included in our invoice to you when the expense is incurred. We may require an advance payment for the disbursements or expenses which we will be incurring on your behalf.

2.3 GST (if any): Is payable by you on our fees and charges.

2.4 Invoices: We will send interim invoices to you, usually monthly and on completion of the matter, or termination of our engagement. We may also send you an invoice when we incur a significant expense.

2.5 Payment: Invoices are payable within 14 days of the date of the invoice, unless alternative arrangements have been made with us. We may require interest to be paid on any amount which is more than 7 days overdue. Interest will be calculated at a cumulative rate of 1.5% per month calculated monthly from the date payment became due. You will pay us all debt collection agency costs and legal fees at the cumulative rate of 1.5% per month calculated monthly from the date on which they are paid by us.

2.6 Security: We may ask you to pre-pay amounts to us, or to provide security for our fees and expenses. You authorise us:

  • to debit against amounts pre-paid by you; and
  • to deduct from any funds held on your behalf in our trust account any fees, expenses or disbursements for which we have provided an invoice.

2.7 Third Parties: Although you may expect to be reimbursed by a third party for our fees and expenses, and although our invoices may at your request or with your approval be directed to a third party, nevertheless you remain responsible for payment to us if the third party fails to pay us.

3 Confidentiality

3.1 We will hold in confidence all information concerning you or your affairs that we acquire during the course of acting for you. We will not disclose any of this information to any other person except:

  • to the extent necessary or desirable to enable us to carry out your instructions; or
  • to the extent required by law or by the Law Society’s Rules of Conduct and Client Care for Lawyers.

3.2 Confidential information concerning you will as far as practicable be made available only to those within our firm who are providing legal services for you.

3.3 We will of course, not disclose to you confidential information which we have in relation to any other client.

4 Termination

4.1 You may terminate our retainer at any time.

4.2 We may terminate our retainer in any of the circumstances set out in the Law Society's Rules of Conduct and Client Care for Lawyers.

4.3 If our retainer is terminated you must pay us all fees due up to the date of termination and all expenses incurred up to that date.

5 Retention of files and documents

5.1 You authorise us (without further reference to you) to destroy all files and documents for this matter (other than any documents that we hold in safe custody for you) 7 years after our engagement ends, or earlier if we have converted those files and documents to an electronic format.

6 Conflicts of Interest

6.1 We have procedures in place to identify and respond to conflicts of interest. If a conflict of interest arises we will advise you of this and follow the requirements and procedures set out in the Law Society's Rules of Conduct and Client Care for Lawyers.

7 Duty of Care

7.1 Our duty of care is to you and not to any other person. Before any other person may rely on our advice, we must expressly agree to this.

8 Trust Account

8.1 We maintain a trust account for all funds which we receive from clients (except monies received for payment of our invoices). If we are holding significant funds on your behalf we will normally lodge those funds on interest bearing deposit with a bank. In that case we will charge an administration fee of 5% of the interest derived.

9 General

9.1 These Terms apply to any current engagement and also to any future engagement, whether or not we send you another copy of them.

9.2 We are entitled to change these Terms from time to time, in which case we will send you amended Terms.

9.3 Our relationship with you is governed by New Zealand law and New Zealand courts have non-exclusive jurisdiction.

10 Acceptance of Terms of Engagement

10.1 By instructing us to provide you with legal services you are deemed to have accepted these terms of engagement.

Step 4

-Information for Clients

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Set out below is the information required by the Rules of Conduct and Client Care for Lawyers of the New Zealand Law Society ("Law Society").

1 Professional Indemnity Insurance

We hold professional indemnity insurance that meets or exceeds the minimum standards specified by the Law Society. We will provide you with particulars of the minimum standards upon request.

2 Lawyers' Fidelity Fund:

The Law Society maintains the Lawyers' Fidelity Fund for the purpose of providing clients of lawyers with protection against pecuniary loss arising from theft by lawyers. The maximum amount payable by the Fidelity Fund by way of compensation to an individual claimant is limited to $100,000. Except in certain circumstances specified in the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006, the Fidelity Fund does not cover a client for any loss relating to money that a lawyer is instructed to invest on behalf of the client.

3 Complaints:

We maintain a procedure for handling any complaints by clients, designed to ensure that a complaint is dealt with promptly and fairly. If you have a complaint about our services or charges, you may refer your complaint to the person in our firm who has overall responsibility for your work. If you do not wish to refer your complaint to that person, or you are not satisfied with that person’s response to your complaint, you may refer your complaint to Jay Park. He may be contacted as follows:

    • by letter;
    • by email at;
    • by telephoning him at 09 475 5027.

The Law Society operates the Lawyers Complaints Service and you are able to make a complaint to that service.

To do so, phone 0800 261 801 and you will be connected to the nearest Complaints Service Office, which can provide information and advice about making a complaint.

4 Persons Responsible for the Work:

The names and status of the person or persons who will have the general carriage of or overall responsibility for the services we provide for you are set out in our letter of engagement.

5 Client Care and Service:

The Law Society client care and service information is set out below. Whatever legal services your lawyer is providing, he or she must:

    • Act competently, in a timely way, and in accordance with instructions received and arrangements made.
    • Protect and promote your interests and act for you free from compromising influences or loyalties.
    • Discuss with you your objectives and how they should best be achieved.
    • Provide you with information about the work to be done, who will do it and the way the services will be provided.
    • Charge you a fee that is fair and reasonable and let you know how and when you will be billed.
    • Give you clear information and advice.
    • Protect your privacy and ensure appropriate confidentiality.
    • Treat you fairly, respectfully and without discrimination.
    • Keep you informed about the work being done and advise you when it is completed.
    • Let you know how to make a complaint and deal with any complaint promptly and fairly.

The obligations lawyers owe to clients are described in the Rules of Conduct and Client Care for Lawyers. Those obligations are subject to other overriding duties, including duties to the courts and to the justice system.

If you have any questions, please visit or call 0800 261 801.

6 Limitations on extent of our Obligations or Liability

Any limitations on the extent of our obligations to you or any limitation or exclusion of liability are set out in our letter of engagement.

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