Dear Karen and Co. Just to let you know how much we appreciated your friendly professional manner in dealing with our paperwork in relation to the sale of the house. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to others who are selling/buying property. Thank you so much for your patience.

Marjorie and Robin Williams

We are so thankful for all the kindness and expertise that we experienced from you throughout the sale of our house and the purchase applications. At all times you showed professionalism and humanism in a wonderful balance. Great customer service, reasonable prices and all in all a great experience!!!

Thank you.

Carmel and Craig

Hi Karen, just wanted to say thanks for all your efforts in helping me buy my first home. You made jumping through the hoops a lot easier. I will be using you again in the near future to assist in the sale of my parents home.


Karen was a great aid in helping us get into our new house and the process went smoothly.

I would recommend her for easy transition and friendly service.


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I am writing in support of Karen Faalilo. During our property purchase in January/February this year Karen was prompt, professional and patient through what can be quite a tense process.

She followed up issues quickly as they arose during the due diligence process. She was very knowledgeable and her experience during the process was invaluable.

We would not hesitate to recommend Karen to any potential clients.


Helen Drijfhout

Karen has helped me with both the selling and buying process. She is wonderfully efficient and puts everything into terms I can understand. I highly recommend Karen and the Property Transfer Office Ltd. and will definitely be using her services again in the future. Thanks for all your hard work!

Kind regards


Karen and her team have acted on our family’s behalf in securing two properties over the past 2 years and the selling of one property. We have found the transactions to run smoothly, Karen’s communication is timely, professional and efficient. Given that two of the properties purchased were complete new builds and the associated issues that can arise, Karen provided great advice and a practical approach with the outcome of reducing stress along the way. This was most appreciated.

Karen’s service really is value for money and I highly recommend anyone wanting conveyancing or other services as provided by the Property Transfer Office.

Kind regards

Kathryn Searle

I want to thank you and let you know how much I appreciated the work that you performed for me in the recent purchase of my home.

You conducted all the work with an all equally important friendly, efficient and professional manner!

I liked that you were quick to respond to any of my questions as well as any correspondence that came in from other parties. The information that you gave me right from the outset meant that I knew what I was in for financially and what I was to expect from you. Again I really appreciated this as it took any ‘guess work’ out of the equation.

Thank you Karen for your help with the purchase of my new home. I have no hesitation in using you again and recommending you to family and friends in the future.

Best wishes for the future and kind regards

Rita Tiopira

I was recommended the Property Transfer Office by a Real Estate Agent. At first I was a little bit unsure as I had always thought I needed a Solicitor to facilitate a sale and purchase which unfortunately can come with an exorbitant fee.

Karen and her staff at The Property Transfer Office arranged all of the paperwork required to facilitate both the sale of our old home and purchase of our new one. This was conducted in the latter half of December with tight deadlines however, Karen and her team we easy going yet very professional and organised. They gave me the information I needed to know and kept the communication with interested parties open and concise. As a result, what should have been a relatively stressful process came about to be very easy, stress free and what I believe to be good value for money!

I will be certainly be using The Property Transfer Service again and would highly recommend using to anyone who is about to buy or sell a property.


I have employed Karen at the Property Transfer Office on a couple occasions now and could not speak more highly of her.

Late last year I sold my house and Karen made the whole experience very painless . This year I brought another place and once again the whole procedure went very smoothly thanks to Karen.

I would be very happy to recommend her to anyone else who are either buying or selling premises.

Kind regards

Paul Veitch

We would just like to thank you for all your work with helping us get into our first home. You made what we thought would be a daunting process very easy because of your efficiency and communication. We really appreciate your down to earth nature and the way you explained things in a way we could understand. We would definitely recommend you to anyone and we will be using your services again in the future.


Caitlin & Ziggy

Karen is always approachable, her communication is excellent. She was wonderful to deal with – she approaches every situation with calmness, humour and a desire to move things forward. I will use Karen for all my future property transactions and recommend her to family and friends. If you want great results at a the best price, Karen’s dead set, your bet.

Kind regards

Stephen Crean

We were referred to Karen at The Property Transfer Office by one of her client’s.

So pleased we used this option for conveyancing of our property sale.

Both Karen and Tania handled all the legal work in a very competent, professional and fast manner with a lot less cost than our Solicitors.

We have certainly passed this contact on to our friends who I am sure will be using this company in future.

S&P Eddington

Karen was amazing, she made our purchase and then sell situation as stress free as possible, her personal attention to every little detail made us feel confident that everything was being done. When dealing with lawyers I have never been as well looked after and Karen was half the price with twice the service! We will never use anyone else!

Thanks very much for everything.


I have no hesitation in recommending The Property Transfer Office Ltd to anyone selling or buying properties.

Karen and Tania were amazing to deal with from start to the finish.

Throughout the whole sale and purchase process giving practical advice and professional processing of all the legal requirements, but relating in easy to follow layman’s language.

What was originally a stressful time for me changed as i was given confidence and encouragement by them both and ending up with a relaxed completion of both contracts, and most of all, a very reasonable account which was presented in an easy to understand format.

Why not try them with your next property dealings?


As a first home buyer the whole process seemed very daunting and confusing; thankfully one of my friends had worked with Karen previously and gave me her details. Karen was very helpful and willing to go the extra mile all the while maintaining a high standard of professionalism. I had so many questions throughout my journey and as Karen is so down to earth it was easy to show my vulnerability and I trusted in her completely. Most people say that buying a house is one of the most stressful things you can do in your life and I can honestly say that working with Karen actually made it a pleasant experience. I would highly recommend her services to anyone.



I would like to thank Karen at Property Transfer for all her hard work she did behind the scenes on the purchase of our property. We found Karen to be very knowledgeable, professional and efficient every step of the way. Nothing was ever a problem and she made the whole process enjoyable and easy to understand. Not only is she great at what she does, her services are great value for money too. I would not hesitate in recommending Karen to friends and family.

Brooke Johnson

Karen was easy to deal with and always available. She made the whole process flow on the right timeline and she made sure I understood what was going on. I believe I was well advised and I won’t hesitate to recommend her or work with her again myself.


Sean Walsh

I was recommended Karen from the Property Transfer Office from my Real Estate Agent. At first I was a little bit unsure as I had always thought I needed to use a Lawyer.

Using Karen was one of the most stress free and easy processes I have had when buying or selling a property.  Not only did it save me time but also Money!

I would highly recommend using Karen and the Property Transfer Service to anyone and I will be certainly be using them again.

Steve Suttie

We recently bought a new property that we fell in love with before putting our house on the market. It was stressful time as we didn’t want to lose our new house and only had 3 weeks to sell.

Throughout this process Karen was amazing! She responded immediately to any questions we had and made helpful suggestions.

On the purchase and sale date we waited for a long time for the other lawyers to do their thing but as soon as my purchase went through our funds were immediately transferred for the new property.

I would recommend Karen’s services to anyone wanting an easy and pleasurable experience during a difficult time of selling or buying a property.


Thank you so much for your fantastic work in helping me purchase my first home. I had no idea of many aspects of purchasing property in NZ but you made it a “breeze” for me. Not only that, you were a pleasure to deal with, answering all my questions, quick with communications.

I will highly recommend you to anyone. God bless you.



After a quick Google search for another home transfer service, I stumbled upon Karen’s website to my delight.

The buyers of our property were very challenging which cause us much stress. Karen’s efficient smooth service and words of wisdom put our minds at ease and everything worked out wonderfully!  Also, Karen normally answered her own phone calls, and whenever she couldn’t, there was another knowledgeable nice lady who answered the phone, this was very reassuring.

I highly recommend Karen and the Property Transfer Office to any potential clients.

Don Weaver

Ty and I would just like to thank you so much for your help with purchasing our rental property.  To be honest I really don’t think that we would have been able to buy this property in the deadline we had if it wasn’t for your efficiency, advice and support and of course the beautiful person that you are!

You really did make the whole process less stressful, clean cut and within the time frame. It would have been great if you were around when we purchased our home 10 years ago could have avoided a lot of stress lol.

So again thank you for your services and we will certainly be recommending you to people in the future.

Take care kind regards

Metala and Tyrell

Karen Faalilo acted as our Property Conveyancer for the sale of our Block of Flats.  At all times she was a pleasure to deal with.  She was timely and accurate in all our dealings and replied quickly to all communications.  She handled multiple inquiries from the purchaser and saw the sale through to completion with ease.

We would highly recommend her to others and would definitely use her again for ourselves.

Patrick and Melissa McLuskie

Thank you so much Karen for all of your fantastic work in helping us purchase our first home.  We had no idea where to even start but you made it so easy for us and answered all of our questions while making us feel at ease and in good hands – which we definitely were!  Your attention to detail, efficient processes and excellent communication were appreciated and we always felt like we were ‘in the loop’.  We have no hesitation in recommending you and your services to anyone that is buying a home – especially their first one.  And we definitely plan to use you and your services again in the future.

Rob and Angela Nepia

It was a great pleasure for us working with you in buying our first home, as a first home buyer we don’t really know where to start also what and how to do things but with your help and effective communication it really does make things a whole lot easier for us, you have done all the work for us.

On behalf of my family we would like to say thank you so much for the help we do recommend it to anyone your wonderful service and we wish you all the best in the future and we’ll definitely need that help in the future for our next property.

God bless


Laufiso Family

I have been delighted with Karen’s service. The discharge of the mortgage from the title and all correspondence has been through email. She was very prompt in answering my emails and conducting the transaction. Interestingly I contacted 2 other legal organisations I found on the internet with the same initial enquiry and never heard back from them.  I won’t hesitate to recommend Karen, and have already referred her service to others.

Simon Pownall

Karen Faalilo at the Property Transfer Office recently acted for me on two purchases and a sale.  I found her service to be extremely efficient and super friendly.  Karen always kept me well informed as to progress, time frames and any jobs that I needed to attend to.  The service Karen offers is rather unique as Conveyancing is a new industry to New Zealand.  It is a  very refreshing change from the need to employ a solicitor for your Conveyancing needs.  I have no hesitation at all in recommending Karen and the services she provides to anyone who is looking to sell, purchase or refinance their home.  I will certainly be using the Property Transfer Office again in the future and have already recommended her services to my personal banker at BNZ who has in turn used her services, not only personally but for her customers.  Cheers Karen, the wine’s on me!

Lisa McFarlane

Karen acted for me in the sale of two flats in Christchurch. I found her very friendly and easy to deal with and showed a high degree of professionalism.  She kept me well informed over the whole process and made the whole transaction easy for me. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services.

Pat Curry

I recently utilised the services of Karen Faalilo at Property Transfer Services after she was recommended from a client of mine at the bank where I am a lending advisor. From the outset Karen was professional, extremely efficient and an absolute pleasure to deal with at all times. Her expertise in conveyancing and can do attitude left me in no doubt that I had made the right move in selecting her to undertake the legalities around the purchase of my lovely new home .

I have also recommended her to several of my clients as an alternative to the traditional solicitor as not only did she keep me informed at all times in terms that I understood but was extremely cost effective.  The feedback from them has been awesome and not at all surprising.

Congratulations Karen you are providing a very welcome alternative to the often mind boggling world of property transfer.

All the best for the future of your wonderful business.


Tracy Gallagher

I have just had the pleasure of having Karen at Property Transfer Office help my husband and I go through the enormous task of purchasing a house being our property conveyancer .  We were very overwhelmed by the huge task of all the goings on after the initial offer on a house, Karen helped us with all this and guided us through anything we needed advice on. She was very flexible and answered all my emails very promptly and knew I could ring her and ask absolutely anything. Karen was very professional in her dealings with us and the vendors lawyer.

I would recommend her services.

Melanie and Michael Tapa

This is just a big thank you for all the work you did for me when I bought my section. Your professionalism and efficient service was outstanding and would recommend you to all my friends and colleagues. I felt at comfortable with your company as I felt like I didn’t have to worry about a thing and if I did you were there to put me at ease.

Once again a huge Thank you.

Toni Light

Karen is professional and efficient during my property purchase process. Her diligence helped me a lot in my relatively short settlement period and her price is reasonable compared with the lawyers. I will definitely recommend Karen to my friends.


I highly recommend Karen at Property Transfer Office for any of your conveyancing needs.  She is extremely efficient and a fabulous communicator – she has the fastest response time to e-mails or messages that I have ever experienced with any business!   Her written communication is also thorough and written in easily understandable terms.  Karen also kept me very well informed throughout settlement day and very quickly  dealt with any issues that arose.   I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending her to you if you are selling and/or buying property.

Nicola Robertson

Property Transfer Office provided a fabulous service of a very high standard and at a very competitive rate. The time frame taken to complete the transaction was seamless, exceeded expectations and we were thoroughly happy.  Your team is friendly and very easy to work with and kept us informed at all times and made a complicated process nice and easy which made the whole process a lot easier. We would highly recommend you to everyone and will use your services again. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Kristin Wilson

We would just like to thank Karen from Property Transfer Office for making the sale of our property easy and stress free. Karen was very prompt at answering any questions we needed answered. As we were an overseas client it was nice to know that we could reply on Karen and everything went smoothly. It was a pleasure to use Karen from Property Transfer Office and would thoroughly recommend her for anyone that is looking this type of service.

Amanda and Bruce Wakelin

Thank you so much for taking care of our purchase of our new home. As a first time buyer we were quite nervous and unsure of how to proceed but with Karen’s help we were put at ease as she answered all our questions and resolved all our issues in a very professional but friendly manner. Having Karen there made the purchase so much easier and for a very reasonable price. I believe she does  just as good a job as any solicitor if not better and is probably more experienced than most. I wish her all the best in her future and will highly recommend her to anyone purchasing a property.

Kind Regards,

Joe Pegley

Karen at the Property Transfer Office was absolutely fantastic to work with in purchasing our first property. We had originally been dealing with another lawyer firm who were completely unreasonable and wouldn’t even return emails for weeks. Karen had great communication at a much better price, and handled the situation easily when the bank couldn’t get themselves sorted and ended up get getting documents through to her the day before settlement.. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a conveyancer in buying property – Thanks Karen!


Sam Butcher

I had an urgent need to change the proprietors of a property we had purchased. The important aspect was to have all of this done very quickly since one of the proprietors was going overseas.

I was referred to the property transfer office by the local council office and obtained Karen’s details through a Google search. I emailed Karen via the website and was most pleased to hear back almost immediately. Karen was professional, precise in regards to her requirements, prompt and her expert services were very well priced. Over and above this Karen was most efficient. Thank you Karen, you were wonderful and it is most appreciated.

I would happily recommend Karen to anybody who needed help with property transfer matters.

Thank you and kind regards,

Pravin Hansaraj

Hi Karen, on behalf of my family, I would like to thank you for the excellent job you did for us, the amount of money we paid is not enough compared to the work you have done for us. With the hard work you are doing, I’m sure a lot of people will benefit. I will surely recommend you to my friends and anyone that i know who needs your services.

Good luck and may God bless you.

Once again, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.


We recently purchased and sold properties in Christchurch.  The real estate agent recommended the services of  “The Property Transfer Office” managed by Karen Faalilo, a registered conveyancing practitioner. The use of conveyancing practitioners as opposed to the use of solicitors is a relatively new concept in New Zealand, but has been accepted practice in Australia and other countries for a long time now.

We found Karen very professional, extremely thorough. Very friendly. It was pleasant doing all the legal stuff from her office at her home, rather than having to deal with big legal firms/offices.

No parking problems at her suburban home/office. Her fees are very reasonable, a lot less than solicitor’s at legal firms. Karen even updated our wills for no extra charges. We highly recommended Karen and the services of The Property Transfer Office.

Graham and Gwenda Cripps

We’re both very pleased with the overall service you offered and would be happy to recommend you to anyone needing to buy or sell a property. You managed to steer us through an unexpected difficulty on settlement day and for that we’re grateful.

We really appreciated your friendly manner as well as your very professional approach to both the sale of our house and the purchase of our new one.

Kind regards,

Ormond and Helen Wilson

I have just purchased a property and used Karen at property transfer office. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone. She was professional yet friendly and relaxed throughout the process keeping me well informed throughout, not to mention reasonable! Thank you Karen for a great result in the end. I wouldn’t hesitate to use your services again if I were to buy or sell.

Jackie Bowley

Dear Karen,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your help.  Throughout the entire process you have been of great support and advice.  Your depth of experience and knowledge was a great help to me.  I also appreciated the speed at which you resolved any issues or questions that I had.  Working in conjunction with you has greatly reduced my stress and concerns.

I would recommend you to anyone who wishes to buy or sell a property.  Thank you again for your professional and friendly demeanour.

Yours Truly,


I just wanted to say thanks so much for how wonderfully professional, kind and amazing to deal with you have been. You’ve made our transition much easier and I know I speak for Frank as well.

Janeen K

I recently used the services of Karen Faalilo from the Property Transfer Office Limited.  Everything I asked Karen to do for me was done in a very quick and efficient manner.  Great communication through phone and e-mail and nothing was ever a problem.  I would not hesitate to recommend Karen to anyone that requires the services of a Conveyancing Practitioner.  I would describe Karen as friendly, efficient and professional.

Amanda Smith

I used Karen to sort my Mortgage out for my new home. As a first time buyer, I felt that I was professionally looked after and although it wasn’t a straight forward process, Karen guided me through it all.

Grant Fraser

Karen was fantastic to work with on the final step of our first mortgage in New Zealand.  She made it incredibly simple and so easy, and she was very accommodating of our busy work schedules.  We’ll definitely use her services again in the future.

Helen & Nick

Contact Details

Karen Faalilo Licensed Conveyancer

Office Ph: 03 960-3004

Cell: 027 208 1157


Postal Address: PO Box 16709, Christchurch 8441

Street Address: 65a The Runway,
The Landing, Wigram, Christchurch
(entrance between China Wok & Kingfisher restaurants)

Email: karen@propertytransferoffice.co.nz