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The simple things when buying or selling a property

While watching another border security documentary recently, a man was seen arguing with security that his partner completed the document for him which he then signed. Good luck with that as a defence. The question is whether we really know what we are signing (and whether we realise the consequences)? One of the largest transactions […]

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Sale of foreign-owned houses ordered

New Zealand housing market may be in for a second wind as foreign investors in the Australian property market start to fall foul of new investment regulations. Investors may look for new places to invest. The estates were bought illegally by nationals from Canada, China, India, Malaysia and the United States, the statement said. New […]

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New laws for Smoke Alarms Deadline July 2016

 • All rental properties must be insulated by July 2019, though exemptions apply to properties where it is physically impractical to retrofit insulation. • Smoke alarms must be installed in all rentals from July 2016, but tenants will be responsible for replacing batteries and notifying landlords of defects. • New powers to prosecute landlords for breaking tenancy regulations, […]

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QCL Finalists for 2015 NZ Law Awards

In November the NZ Law Awards for 2015 will be announced and Queen City Law is proud to yet again be a finalist in the Prendos New Zealand Property and Construction Specialist Law Firm of the Year category. We would like to thank you all for your invaluable support and confirm that we are always committed to delivering excellent […]

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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 […]

Steeper lending charges on the way?

The NZ Reserve bank is contemplating targeting landlords of investment properties in an effort to cool the NZ housing market. The bank is taking particular aim at the most risky borrowing, solely reliant on rental income for a landlord to repay loans. Reserve Bank announcement that it was seeking feedback on lending to residential property […]

QCL – 2015 Year of the Sheep

Queen City Law are pleased to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Sheep.  Our QCL team attended some of the Chinese New Year events and were pleased to find and enjoy many Chinese delicacies, while enjoying the extensive, exciting and colourful celebrations of Chinese musical performances including the traditional Lion/Dragon Dance. A major holiday in many […]

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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 Law – Construction Law Firm of the Year – New Zealand

Queen City Law has been awarded the 2014 Construction Law Firm of the Year – New Zealand. Queen City Law is a law firm specialising in commercial, property, property development, litigation and immigration law. We caught up with Marcus Beveridge, Principal, to find out more about how the firm is excelling in a competitive environment. Queen […]

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