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All facets of property law matters have been the backbone of Harris’s 90-year-long history, and we have long-standing relationships with landowners in both rural and urban areas.

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Harris has specialist expertise in all matters related to immovable property, including property development, planning and building law, construction/contracting, neighbouring rights issues, ground leases, ownership, land consolidation, expropriation and land cessions, etc.

Our lawyers are always working on a variety of agreement processes of differing complexity involving immovable property.

We assist landowners andproperty developerswith developing existing properties as well as new builds.

We represent building contractors and a number of small and medium-sizeddevelopers in land-based contracts.

Harris is also engaged in property management for large (and small) landowners in Western Norway, the rest of Norway and Svalbard. We have managed properties for, among others, Norway’s second-largest landowner, namely the Norwegian Church Endowment (OVF), from 2011 to 2016. This included 8,000 lease contracts and large areas of property throughout Norway.

Our clients include:

  • Builders/building contractors
  • Developers
  • Property managers
  • Property companies
  • Financing companies
  • Buyers and sellers of immovable property
  • Private landowners
  • Landlords
  • Tenants
  • Ground lessors/lessees
  • Real estate agents
  • National and local public enterprises
  • Property rights holders

Harris also delivers this part of its business throughAdvocatia, an association of independent law firms from Norway’s seven largest cities and Lillehammer.