Property

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...

10th edition contains significant changes for buyers and sellers The Auckland District Law Society and the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (ADLS & REINZ) are the authors of the most common template Agreement for Sale and Purchase that is used by the majority of...

Helps mitigate riskThere has been recent media attention on the way property development contracts are structured following the cancellation of a number of Agreements for Sale and Purchase by the developers of a project in Tawa, just north of Wellington. Reportedly, the developers said that...

Frequent buying and selling of property tax rules under review If you frequently buy and sell property, you may want to keep a close eye on Inland Revenue’s review of some property tax rules that was announced in September 2019. One area being targeted is the use of the ‘main...

Affecting both landlords and tenants The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2019 came into force on 27 August 2019. This legislation affects both landlords and tenants in a number of ways including limiting a tenant’s liability for careless damage in rental properties, and how methamphetamine (meth) contamination of rental properties is...

Before you sign the lease Commercial leases come in varying shapes and sizes. Whether you operate a transport business and need a place to park your trucks, manufacture and sell goods from a warehouse or conduct your trade from a boutique store in the heart of the CBD, your...