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Buying Your First Home
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.
Residential Tenancies - Rent and Advertising
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.
Residential Tenancies - Termination
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.
Commercial Leasing: Do you have to pay your rent during Lockdown?
A common issue for commercial tenancies is payment of rent during periods where the tenant’s business cannot operate due to alert levels.
Healthy Homes Standards and Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020
The Healthy Home Standards and Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 are now law.
Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016
These regulations were introduced and came fully into effect on 1 April 2018 and impose additional duties on Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (“PCBU”), including landlords, managers and tenants, in relation to work involving asbestos.
The Fenton Agreement The Contract That Created Rotorua
In the 1870’s the Government sought to gain access to land in the District. Its vision was to create a township that would be the gateway to a thermal wonderland including the world-renowned Pink and White Terraces.
How much meth would you be prepared to buy?
Contamination results when the residue of meth (from either use or manufacture) remains in a property. This may have a financial impact on a number of people, including: vendors, purchasers, investors, property managers and real estate businesses.