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Chelsea Bay and Other Construction Projects.

With a client-centric team of lawyers, and the nimble nature of the practice coupled with a proven track record and the seniority of several of its lawyers, the firm is a highly sought after legal provider. Recently we developed the first apartment development in NZ using LP GP structure and qualifying the candidates for the […]

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Update on Residential Land Tax

Where to start? The new data collection requirements and ‘bright line test’ have now been in place for a few months. The new Bright Line Tax applies to all residential property with a house on it in the following instances: • It is acquired after 1 October 2015 and sold within 2 years of acquisition; […]

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Cross lease titles, why they are not so simple

Cross lease titles were invented to get around the minimum area rate and subdivision restrictions on certain types of smaller subdivisions. Subsequently, there are now a big number of properties on the property market that are cross lease properties. QCL Lawyer Melinda Li talks through Cross lease title issues and why they are not so […]

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Good Fences make Good Neighbours – Boundary Disputes

Is your neighbour accessing your property to complete boundary work? Has your neighbour started construction work which will compromise your property, or it’s value, access or enjoyment?  If you are worried about a neighbours construction work or think it may affect the title boundary, then both parties should attempt to consult before work progresses. Without good consultation boundary […]

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Granny Flat or Home & Income?

With the growing number of property transactions in 2015, we have noticed frequent reference to “granny flat or home & income” from property advertisements and agreements that have been sent to our office. With the growing shortage of suitable property and escalating property prices, home buyers and investors have preferred the option of purchasing a […]

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Property Tax Rules – Bright-Line Test

Following on from Brett Carpenters blog last week the New Property Tax Rules – post budget 2015, Brett talks this week about the proposed Bright-Line Test. The issues paper describing the proposed Bright-Line Test has been released. To download the PDF version of this blog click here Make no mistake – this is a capital gains […]

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House prices surge

The average price for a three bedroom home in the old Auckland city boundaries now stands at over $1 million. Median house prices excluding Auckland were flat in March, but there was a 13pc jump in Auckland’s median house price. This mornings article in the NZ Herald reports Auckland house prices surged 13 per cent annually and are […]

The Subdivision Process – How to add value to a subdivision

Ready to develop your land bank? Want to know how to subdivide your property? Read on below for a simple step guide to subdividing your property. Queen City Law are experts in property development. Green fields or Brown let Queen City Law smooth the process. Find out more about our law team here. Visit the […]

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Queen City Law – Property Developments.

Queen City Law are pleased to announce some changes in how we list our properties for sale and how we present our off market listings. We are currently migrating listings and property tools and information to a new website exclusively dedicated to the Queen City law property team. Follow our lawyers here as they present, […]

Queen City Expands The Team

Queen City Law are delighted to welcome a new member to the team, Melinda Li. Melinda is fluent in both Mandarin and English. Melinda completed her Bachelor of Laws degree in China before she moved to NZ in 2003. She completed her Master of Laws degree at Canterbury University and was admitted to the NZ […]