Residential Property

Land Transfer Information Requirements

With effect from 1 October 2015, new legislation has been introduced requiring that certain information must be provided when property is bought or sold. A Land Transfer Tax Statement will be provided by your lawyer when the change of ownership of a property is registered with Land Information New Zealand (“LINZ”)

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Common Pitfalls when Buying Apartments off the Plans

Some of the issues to watch out for if you are buying an property from the plans or on a non- standard contract form


Bright-line Test

Queen City Law lawyer Brett Carpenter looks at the proposed Bright-Line Test. Make no mistake – this is a capital gains tax. It will tax gains made on the sale of residential land sold within 2 years of acquisition.

Download. August 2015

Common Pitfalls of a Purchaser in Conveyancing


Earthquake Prone Buildings

Queen City Law lawyer  Tina Hwang looks at the laws surrounding Earthquake Prone Buildings

Download.- August 2014

Drug Lab Contamination of Residential Properties

Queen City Law property expert Jan Chen looks at the Aftermath of “Breaking Bad” or The Issue of Drug Lab Contamination in Residential Properties.

Download.- December 2013

House Insurance Changes

Important Changes to House Insurance article. – Introduced by Tina Hwang

Download – August 2013

Leaky Building Promo

Providing a cohesive partnership for leaky building resolution and re-building. Queen City Law and N-Compass Project Managers, two of the best in their respective fields, have joined forces to provide a cohesive partnership for leaky building resolution and re-building.

Download – August 2013

Title Review Easements

John Jon Updates the factors and terms surrounding Title Review and Easements.

Download – August 2013

Mortgage Checklist

Tina Hwang  Updates the things you should know before signing any bank loan documents

Download – July 2013


If you are considering subdividing your property then the process below will give you an idea
of what is involved by Hampson & Associates Ltd.

Download– July 2013


If you are considering going through a Unit Title Survey the following information outlines
the general process by Hampson & Associates Ltd.

Download – July 2013

Earthquake Code Compliance

Ross Dillon Explores code compliance in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake.

Download – May 2013

“Insurance and the Body Corporate” Jan Chen discusses the legal aspects of insurance and body corporates.

Download  -May 2013

“Common  Pitfalls of Vendor” article by Auckland Property Lawyer Tina Hwang on some of the dangers lurking for the seller in a property transaction.

Download – April 2013

QCL – Special Conditions

Download – 2015

Common Pitfalls of Buying an Apartment off the Plans

Download – 2015

NZ Herald Article – Seismic Work put at $100b

Download – November 2012

NZ Law Awards Winner

Download – November 2011

QCL Infosheet on FAP

View/Download  – September 2011

QCL Leaky Building – options infosheet

Download  – September 2011

QCL Infosheet on Mortgage Disclosure

Download – September 2011

QCL on GST Changes from 1 April 2011

View/Download  – April 2011