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Things you need to know about land subdivision

Auckland’s population has increased significantly and is expected to continue increasing over the next 10 years. The increased population together with other determinants make Auckland one of the cities worst in the world given the extremely high house prices coupled with moderate wages. Accordingly, recent market trends indicate that medium to high density housing developments […]

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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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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 […]


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 […]

NZ Building & Construction Law Conference

Queen City law are pleased to be attending : NEW ZEALAND BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION LAW CONFERENCE 28-29 April 2015, Crowne Plaza, Auckland New Zealand’s annual update for legal compliance in the building and construction sectors. It starts with  8.30 Registration and coffee then Opening remarks from the Chair – John Green, Mediator, Building Disputes Tribunal http://www.conferenz.co.nz/conferences/building-and-construction-law-conference  Tina […]


Exclusive Agency & Prerelease Opportunities – Apartments. Victoria Residence – Case Study

Queen City Law can offer new real estate listing  before most other agents and we have a bulging folder of off market properties. Outcomes: Queen City Law has recently assisted developers selling apartments off the plans. Our property team guide vendors and purchasers through the legal requirements of property transfer in New Zealand. Services have included Investor Plus ($10M) residence visas, leaky […]

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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, […]

QCL Early Christmas Party

Last week QUEEN CITY LAW got its Xmas party and lunch done and  dusted. Known as first movers QCL got a march on the Christmas festivities and are now ready to do the heavy lifting for you as deals are done and disputes are resolved before the new year. The firm spent a few hours shooting […]

Buying an Apartment in New Zealand

Are you buying an Apartment in New Zealand?  Are you clear on what you need to know before you enter into a contract? This week the Queen City Law team look at more property dangers and what to look out for when you are buying an apartment. We have written extensively on apartments click here to […]

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 […]