Rule changes mean less red tape for some home projects

Change is coming to the Building Act to allow more exemptions for building consents, saving costs and time for homeowners looking to upgrade their property.… Read More

Buying your first property during a pandemic – what do you need to know?

Buying property during a pandemic requires taking a few precautions. Here’s our top five tips you need to know before you sign up for your first home.… Read More

Alert Level 3: a breath of life back into the property market?

The loosening of restrictions under Alert Level 3 means, subject to certain conditions, the necessary steps to complete property transactions can now start to take place.… Read More

The impact of COVID-19 on construction in Northland

The construction sector is among the hardest hit by the steps taken to address COVID-19. With the outbreak forcing a nationwide lock down (and more restrictions to come), the terms of standard construction contracts may no longer be suitable for the current landscape. … Read More

Dealing with property during COVID-19 Alert Level 4

With the country in lock down, it cannot be ‘business as usual’ in terms of dealing with property. For those buying or selling property, this article gives you a heads up on some things you should know.… Read More

Buyer beware: Changes to standard Sale and Purchase Agreement

Vendors and buyers take note, changes have occurred to the standard Sale and Purchase Agreement form used by most agents and lawyers when buying or selling property.  … Read More

Changes proposed to the Residential Tenancies Act

Change is coming for the 1.5 million people currently renting their home in New Zealand. Amendments proposed to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) will put more power in the hands of tenants. The RTA is the primary piece of law governing landlords and tenants renting houses in New Zealand. … Read More

Methamphetamine testing – hoax or threat?

Was the New Zealand public tricked over the threats on methamphetamine contamination or is the threat still real?… Read More

First home buyers: structuring parental support

There are a variety of ways parents and children can acquire property together, and there are risks and benefits to each structure.… Read More

When does the NZ “brightline test” start and finish?

If you sell a residential property in New Zealand within a certain timeframe, you must pay income tax on any gains, unless it’s your main home or other exemption applies.… Read More

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