Property Law

Are you purchasing your first home? Completing a Kiwisaver First Home Withdrawal and obtaining a First Home Grant from Kāinga Ora may help you get on the property ladder.

Property Law

Every Purchaser, subject to the rights of any tenant, may enter the property on one occasion prior to the settlement date to examine the property, chattels and fixtures that are included in the sale.

On 2 November 2021, Parliament passed the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021. The legislation inserts provisions regarding an implied term for commercial leases in the Property Law Act 2007.

Purchasing a kiwifruit orchard comes with lots to think about and plenty of due diligence to undertake. Often the purchase will be conditional on these further investigations, so what is important to consider?

Property Law

So, after successfully entering into an Agreement for Sale and Purchase for the property of your dreams and having completed your due diligence, you rightfully decide to enjoy a celebratory tipple of having reached unconditional status. The phone then rings, it’s the Real Estate agent advising you of the catastrophically bad news the property has burnt to the ground. As purchaser what are your options in this dreadful situation?

Property Law

Purchasing your first home is an exciting experience but it can also be daunting. There are a lot of things you need to know when you’re looking to make that first step on the housing ladder. Below is a brief guide for first home buyers looking to enter into the property market.

Property Law

As we come out of winter and head into the warmer months, you may be looking to put the cover on the spa pool or fill up the swimming pool. However, before you dive in, have you checked that your pool is compliant with the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016?

Property Law

Are you looking to rent out a residential property? Here’s what you need to know about advertising your property and charging rent in light of the recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act.

Rent increases are limited to once every 12 months and rental increases are not permitted under fixed term tenancies unless the tenancy agreement allows for such rent increases.

Property Law

Recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act have now been in effect for several months.

A landlord can no longer end a tenancy without a valid reason.Under the new rules, a landlord can only terminate a tenancy under certain circumstances. Whether you can end the tenancy will also depend on whether the tenancy is fixed term or periodic.

We answer some questions from landlords on ending a tenancy.

A common issue for commercial tenancies is payment of rent during periods where the tenant’s business cannot operate due to alert levels.

Property Law

The Healthy Home Standards and Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 are now law.