Property Law

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill comes into force on 1 July 2016 imposing new obligations on residential landlords in relation to insulation.

Employment Law

All employees must be paid at least the minimum wage for every hour that they work.

Commercial & Business Law

Leases are important - they are long-term, binding commitments.

Property Law

Buying and selling, in principle, is quite a straightforward matter. The standard form Auckland District Law Society agreement which has been evolving over many years (assisted by interpretation in the Courts) provides additional support and certainty on most issues. However, any transaction still requires individual careful thought.

Environment & Resource Management

The Environment Court has sent a sharp lesson to expert witnesses (and counsel) about the dangers of failing to comply with the Expert Witness Code of Conduct in two recent decisions.

Commercial & Business Law

The new Financial Markets Conduct Act - has changed the way in which disclosure in the financial markets sector is made.

Property Law

Despite the Unit Titles Act 2010 being in force for over four years, the disclosure regime is still misunderstood and misapplied. It is important for any discerning property investor to understand this disclosure regime to complete proper due diligence prior to purchasing a unit in a Body Corporate.

Environment & Resource Management

The recently announced Māori Housing Strategy cites planning restrictions as a key aspect of why Māori are under-represented in housing ownership.

Environment & Resource Management

The Resource Management Journal published this article written by Vanessa Hamm and Bridget Bailey from Hobec Lawyers Tauranga in their April 2014 edition.

Property Law

Entering into an Assignment of Lease - Don't trip on your way in - Look both ways before entering. Senior Solicitor Tim Neil shares his legal knowledge.

Holland Beckett

Holland Beckett has acquired the Rotorua based practice of McKechnie Quirke & Lewis, effective from 1 February 2014.

In the Community

Holland Beckett Law staff dig deep to help stretched food bank. Read the news article here.