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How to Buy a House in New Zealand – essential tips for first home buyers

Are you a first home buyer? Have you just moved to New Zealand? Do you know what a ‘conditional’ agreement is or an ‘unconditional’ agreement is? Do you know what the difference is between buying a house at auction or by negotiation? In an ideal world, you would seek legal advice before you sign a […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Leaky Building Purchasers

Queen City Law have published a new article to the Law Library by Ross Dillon This time dispute resolution specialist Ross Dillon has explored a very unfortunate case for Auckland property buyers. Buying houses in New Zealand can harbour unseen dangers as a decade of leaky building claims has shown. Nationally the cost of leaky […]