The Government has announced a significant expansion of the mandatory employee Covid-19  vaccination requirement, saying that vaccination is “critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19”.

By the beginning of 2022, many health sector workers, and most early childhood, primary, and secondary education sector workers, will be required to have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Property Law

Are there benefits of converting cross lease titles to fee simple?
Cross leases are a type of title which were favoured in the 1960s by developers as a means to complete a subdivision in a flexible, expedient and less costly manner when compared to fee simple subdivisions.

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?

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.

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.

The Government is proposing changes to intensive winter grazing regulations in order to address practical challenges raised by stakeholders.  The regulations for intensive winter grazing were set to take effect from 1 May 2022. Under these regulations, farmers can only carry out intensive winter grazing without a resource consent if they comply with a series of default conditions, or they have a certified freshwater farm plan in place.

The Government is proposing changes to natural wetland provisions in the Resource Management and the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020

A significant case in relation to development contributions was recently decided by the High Court, in relation to Hamilton City Council’s (HCC) development contributions policy (DC policy) and its application.

Holland Beckett

The health, safety and wellbeing of our team, communities and clients is of the highest concern to Holland Beckett Law. We would like to update you on Holland Beckett Law’s approach under COVID-19 Alert Level 2.

On 23 August 2021, the Government announced its decision to formally require most businesses to keep contact tracing records at all alert levels. These requirements come into force at 11.59pm on 7 September 2021.

Family Law

At Alert Levels 3 and 4 many families/whānau with children in shared care will have questions about whether that contact should continue during this lockdown.

By entering into a Contracting Out Agreement you and your partner can agree to divide your relationship property in a way that is appropriate for you.