Property Law

The new Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 came into force on 1 January 2017 and aims to ensure increased safety around swimming pools.

Property Law

A construction project might be a multi-million dollar commercial complex, a modest residential renovation or something in between, but there are similarities in the reasons why the project is a success or failure.

Property Law

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

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.

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.

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.

Property Law

Body Corporates will have to adopt new operational rules by 1 October 2012. If they do not, the default operational rules in the Unit Titles Regulations 2011 will apply. Tauranga lawyer Ben Eagleson explains.