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Changes to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill
If tenants damage property, they either pay the landlord's insurance excess or four weeks rent, whichever is the lesser.
New Zealand
2 Sep 2019
Planning for successful cities – a proposed new National Policy Statement on Urban Development
The Government considers more is required to ensure NZ cities are affordable, accessible and offer quality environments.
New Zealand
29 Aug 2019
Sustainable growth: Government announces protections for highly productive land
The Government proposed to protect highly productive land to ensure that it is maintained for future primary production.
New Zealand
19 Aug 2019
Five tips before you sign a new lease
This video includes five considerations, to think about carefully, before signing a new commercial lease.
New Zealand
29 Jul 2019
Supreme Court decides reinstatement benefits cannot be assigned
Reinstatement Benefits are personal benefits to the original insured party only and cannot be assigned to a purchaser.
New Zealand
11 Jul 2019
Review with caution: trade competitors and judicial review under the Resource Management Act 1991
Trade competitors should tread carefully when considering judicial review of resource management decisions.
New Zealand
15 Jun 2019
Real estate agents – can you believe what your clients tell you?
This article focuses on the liability of real estate agents for incorrect information from the vendor or a third party.
New Zealand
14 Jun 2019
Building law reform – risk and liability proposals
These proposals are found in the Building System Legislative Reform: Discussion Paper (Part Four: Risk and Liability).
New Zealand
10 Jun 2019
What are the restrictions/limitations of a cross lease title?
A cross lease title was one of the two most common ways to subdivide, and contains rights of ownership and rights of use.
New Zealand
12 Apr 2019
What is a cash out / escape / rollover clause in an Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate?
This type of clause enables a vendor to give notice to a purchaser that the vendor has entered into another agreement.
New Zealand
15 Mar 2019
Buying residential property in New Zealand – do you need consent?
Most overseas people are unable to buy residential property in New Zealand, but some can request consent from the OIO.
New Zealand
31 Jan 2019
Change continues in resource management law: what is coming in 2019?
2018 has produced and foreshadowed a number of important changes in the resource management and environmental space.
New Zealand
21 Jan 2019
The pitfalls of Airbnb as short-term rental accommodation
This article examines two common issues of concern with Airbnb rentals: local council rates and district plan compliance.
New Zealand
20 Dec 2018
Eberts retention fund for subcontractors clarified
The decision confirmed the inadequacy of the retention regime for subcontractors in the Construction Contracts Act 2002.
New Zealand
1 Dec 2018
Construction update: Payment claims for deposits – are they allowed?
Deposits or security payments due under a construction contract can be validly claimed in a payment claim under the Act.
New Zealand
17 Nov 2018
The neighbourly bane of boundary trees blocking light: what can you do?
Each case is inherently fact-specific so a rigorous assessment should be undertaken prior to launching legal proceedings.
New Zealand
1 Oct 2018
Draft National Planning Standards – painting by numbers, or draconian straitjacket?
Article queries whether national planning standards may be more of a hindrance than a help.
New Zealand
14 Jun 2018
Hawkins liable for $13.4 million: summary of the latest case involving builder negligence
The judgment is useful for the approach that courts will take to complex cases involving defects and builder negligence.
New Zealand
18 May 2018
Defective earthquake repairs: who should you sue?
This case is currently authority for the position that an insured homeowner can sue their insurer for defective repairs.
New Zealand
17 May 2018
More changes for local authorities and NES for plantation forestry
Amendments have been gazetted that will have implications for how local authorities recognise the NES in their plans.
New Zealand
30 Apr 2018
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