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New laws for Smoke Alarms Deadline July 2016

 • All rental properties must be insulated by July 2019, though exemptions apply to properties where it is physically impractical to retrofit insulation. • Smoke alarms must be installed in all rentals from July 2016, but tenants will be responsible for replacing batteries and notifying landlords of defects. • New powers to prosecute landlords for breaking tenancy regulations, […]

Steeper lending charges on the way?

The NZ Reserve bank is contemplating targeting landlords of investment properties in an effort to cool the NZ housing market. The bank is taking particular aim at the most risky borrowing, solely reliant on rental income for a landlord to repay loans. Reserve Bank announcement that it was seeking feedback on lending to residential property […]

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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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 […]

Rich people 'block' housing growth

The Government is taking aim at wealthy landowners on city fringes who it claims are blocking efforts to build more homes in order to protect their lifestyles and multi-million dollar property values. Check out the full article on the – Sunday Star Times. Queen City Law  are experienced at representing off shore interests. We will […]

What potential new Earthquake “Code Compliance” means to Building Owners

Are you a building owner worried about earthquake compliance? Ross Dillon has updated our property law library with a new article on the legal issues surrounding the ongoing questions about earthquake prone buildings. To read the full article as a pdf please click here. To read more about Ross Dillon click here. Queen City Law […]

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