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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 […]

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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Small window in apartment development

Pro​jects not yet un​der way could strug​gle come sale time according to an article by Cather​ine Har​ris for the Sunday Star Times on 30 Nov 2014. Read the full article here or read more of Marcus Beveridge’s comments on development in the Auckland CBD in his recent commentary here. The Sunday Star Times goes on to suggest fresh for​eign in​vest​ment in […]

Migrant exploitation 'must be avoided'

Queen City Law strongly urge all migrants starting businesses in New Zealand to get familiar with the Employment laws as running a business in NZ is very different to running a business in the home country. Sometimes this can lead to a very unpleasant situation where abuse arises and eventually it becomes a very expensive […]

The country's first large-scale Urban Development Agency – Auckland

Good story on Aucklands regional development by Todd Niall of RNZ. The country’s first large-scale Urban Development Agency to be set up in Auckland to lead a multi-billion dollar revamp of suburban centres. The council continues its drive to redevelop Aucklands suburban centers could be interesting to property developers and home buyers in the suburbs […]

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What $1 million buys in Auckland: Mt Eden

Auckland is one of the most expensive places in the world to buy a home – an Economist report found that the average house price in Tāmaki Makaurau exceeds annual household incomes by eight times (the recommended ratio is three times a family’s earnings). In a recent series of articles in Stuff every week they take an in depth […]

Top selling price tipped for home with rotting floors and lacking power and water.

The Auckland property market moves from strength to strength, recent falls in the NZ dollar may see overseas investors rechecking their investment plans or taking advantage of their improving buying power. Even houses in the worst condition but are close to Aucklands more desirable suburbs are getting a bid.  The late-1800s two-bedroom settler’s cottage at 2 […]

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Aaron Starr – September 2014 – Conveyancing

For more than 10 years John Jon has completed my conveyancing and property purchase and sales for me.  He is very knowledgeable and able to deal with issues when they have arisen as well as being a tremendously nice guy, that I enjoy working with.  I particularly like how John Jon is always contactable, I have always had […]

Statutory Demand – what is this?

Statutory Demand – what is this? If you are a shareholder and/or director of any company, you should read the new article by Queen City Law Senior Associate John Jon, an expert in commercial and property law. To read and download the complete article as a PDF click here. To read more about John click […]