Tag Archives: residential property

New Building regulations come into force from New Year's Day

From today, builders will have to provide customers with written contracts and a list of their relevant skills and experience before they start work. The change applies to jobs worth more than $30,000, and those flouting the new rules face fines of $500. Builders must hand over a contract with all the details of warranties and […]

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Investing in New Zealand

New Zealand welcomes foreign investment. It is a country with an open economy which provides plenty of opportunity for investors with capital, entrepreneurial track record and international connections. The World Bank reports that New Zealand has been ranked as the easiest place to do business out of 185 countries. Ranking highly on the ease of […]

NZ Herald Reports on the Suburbs with Best Rental Returns

Outer suburbs of Auckland offer higher returns to landlords than the more expensive central city suburbs such as Ponsonby and Mt Eden. While the rental market in Auckland is as varied and complex as the property market itself, rental yields tend to range from 4.5 through to around 6.5 per cent. There are rental properties […]

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Earthquake Prone Buildings

Are you a building owner worried about earthquake compliance? This weeks article by property lawyer Tina Hwang is a timely examination of the laws, legal issues and ongoing questions surrounding earthquake prone buildings.   To read more articles by Tina Hwang click here. To read more Queen City Law articles on earthquakes and property law click […]

House values soar in tight Auckland property market

A recent article in the NZ Herald by reporter Teuila Fuatai reports Auckland’s housing stock shortage continues to cause havoc for prospective buyers. The latest property figures revealing a sharp jump in prices in the city over the last 12 months. Read the full article here. Queen City Law are experts in the Auckland apartment […]

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NZ Clarifies GST Rules For Bodies Corporate

New changes to body corporate rules will be a change worth noting for landlords and unit owners. Queen City Law are very experienced in dealing with body corporates if you have any other questions don’t hesitate to contact one of our team. New Zealand’s Revenue Minister, Todd McClay, has announced his intention to clarify through […]

QCL Real Estate and Property Development Services – beyond 2014

Queen City Law is uniquely positioned to provide this service to a number of carefully targeted vendors mainly in Auckland some of whom we enjoy a 20+ year relationship with. A significant amount of the property we are mandated to provide real estate services on is off market and may not be in the public […]

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The Bank of Mum and Dad – parents contribution

Queen City Law lawyer Jan Chen explores how the best intentions can become derailed and create difficult situations with dangerous outcomes. To find out more about Jan click here. Are you helping your kids into a new home? Let the property law experts at Queen City Law assist with conveyancing and clear property agreements. Our […]

Smart Tips for Buying and Selling Property

In August 2013 Tina Hwang appeared on TV9’s Finance Weekly with Brenda Lee to discuss leaky houses and buildings which are an ongoing problem for the New Zealand property market. In this short interview Tina Hwang discusses Smart Tips for Buying and Selling Property and also critique of leaky building issues. Tina discusses some of […]

Drug Lab Contamination in Residential Properties

Its a growing trend as Auckland grows as an international city, recently in Auckland more than 250kg of ContacNT and pure ephedrine, both of which can be used to make methamphetamine, have been discovered in a shipping container in Auckland. (see article) . The 264kg haul could have produced methamphetamine with a street value of […]