Property

Increasing in popularity The current combination of increasing living costs, rising house prices and low interest rates has seen more than property-seekers signing up to home loans. On the other side of the coin, some older homeowners are seeking ‘reverse mortgages’ from their lenders in order...

A variety of clauses to suit different situations Negotiating commercial leases can involve a significant amount of crystal ball gazing – particularly when some leases can last decades. As recent times have shown, the landscape at the start of a lease can be miles away from...

Things to consider before you sign With any new build comes a mass of plans and decisions to be made - the location, the floor plan, the exterior cladding, the internal decor and the fittings. However, before shovels even hit the soil, one of the most...

With any new build comes a mass of plans and decisions to be made - the location, the floor plan, the exterior cladding, the internal decor and the fittings. However, before shovels even hit the soil, one of the most important foundations to be laid...

WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU SIGN Commercial leases come in varying shapes and sizes. Before you sign your lease, there are a number of core issues for you to consider. THE RENT It’s good to remember that the initial rent stated in the lease can change over time...

In response to the COVID pandemic, changes continue to be made around tenancies – both residential and commercial – as well as mortgages and lending. Healthy homes standards compliance To accommodate delays arising from the COVID restrictions, the deadline for landlords to provide healthy homes standards compliance...

Some temporary changes Due to the COVID lockdown and the ensuing impact on the country’s economy, the government has made temporary changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. These changes restrict a landlord’s ability to increase the rent or to end residential tenancies. If you are...

Clause 27.5 and inability to access premises In the past three months, most landlords and tenants would have become more familiar with the details of their lease. In particular, most will be looking at how clause 27.5 of the Auckland District Law Society (ADLS) lease applies...

Our office will be re-opening Thursday 14th May. For this week, our hours for Thursday and Friday will be from 9a.m and closing at 4p.m.  From Monday 18th May we will be back to our usual hours.  8.15a.m to 5.15p.m.    We are looking forward to seeing you all...

Agriculture continues to be the mainstay of our economy The COVID-19 virus that is sweeping the world will impact upon us all and pretty much everybody in the world one way or another. The repercussions will differ depending on where you live, what age you are...