Tag Archives: nz property law

Leasehold Property

In New Zealand it is very common for a business operator to enter into a lease arrangement with the lessor or landlord. We have all seen Leasehold Property available for purchase but what actually is it? Do you ever actually own the land? Are there special conditions imposed on your use of the property? This weeks […]

The Bank of Mum and Dad – parents contribution

Queen City Law lawyer Jan Chen explores how the best intentions can become derailed and create difficult situations with dangerous outcomes. To find out more about Jan click here. Are you helping your kids into a new home? Let the property law experts at Queen City Law assist with conveyancing and clear property agreements. Our […]

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 […]

NZ Law Awards 2013

Queen City Law are pleased to congratulate the QCL Property Law Team on being Second Runner-up for the Prendos Property and Construction award at the 2013 NZ Law Awards. To see some of the exciting construction and development projects we have been involved with click here. Queen City Law can offer complete Commercial Property legal […]

Buying off the plans

Queen City Law are highly experienced representing clients who buy off the plans and we help purchasers gain complete understanding of the legal implications of the property whenever possible. We advise you to talk to independent valuers and real estate agents, and check recent sales in the area. This is particularly important if you are […]

The Limit for High LVR Mortgage Lending – What is it and how can this affect me?

What is a High LVR mortgage and how does the RBNZ affect what you pay for a mortgage in New Zealand? High LVR mortgages are mortgages or home loans that have a higher loan-to-value ratio (LVR) in comparison to the LVR set for other loans. Basically mortgages with a higher LVR means the amount you […]

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Barker Business Brokerage Ltd – October 2013

John Jon has been the best! I am writing this in appreciation to John Jon for the wonderful professional service we have experienced with Queen City Law recently. John is the most diligent hardest working lawyer we have met to date. He particularly impressed us with his attention to detail and he literally “babysat” his […]

Smart Tips for Buying and Selling Property

Smart Tips for Buying and Selling Property and also critique of leaky building issues Recently Tina Hwang appeared on TV9’s Finance Weekly with Brenda Lee to discuss leaky houses and buildings which are an ongoing problem for the New Zealand property market. Tina Hwang discusses some of the issues relating to leaky buildings and shares […]

Important Changes to House Valuations

Please ensure your house is correctly valued as insurers have changed the policies! Subsequent to the Canterbury earthquakes, insurers in New Zealand have radically changed house insurance and moved away from “full replacement” to a “sum insured”. This means that there is definitely more reasons to properly value your house to provide full protection for […]

Title Review Sections – Easements

Many people reviewing their property title or exploring potential properties to buy will come across easements. Easements can dramatically affect the value of your property, and may signal dangers to your interests. This week QCL property lawyer John Jon discusses Title Review Sections – Easements. To read more about John Jon click here. To download […]