Tag Archives: nz property law

DBH releases market rent for 1 January 2012 – 30 June 2012

Market rent is described (in the Residential Tenancies Act) as what a willing landlord might reasonably expect to receive, and a willing tenant might reasonably expect to pay for the tenancy, in comparison with rent levels for similar properties in similar areas. Market rent is a useful guide when you are deciding what the rent […]

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Residential Construction Agreements- things to watch out for!

Residential Construction has often thrown up difficult problems in NZ property law. Contracts and Agreements are widely used and tested in court making most problems expensive, stressful, and slow to resolve. This week Tina Hwang, Queen City Law Construction lawyer, examines some of the upcoming changes that will be brought to bear by The Building […]

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How can I use my KiwiSaver for a first-home withdrawal?

Are you buying your first home? Do you have a KiwiSaver account?  You may qualify for a KiwiSaver first-home withdrawal! If you have been KiwiSaver member for more than 3 years, you maybe able to withdraw your savings, your employer’s contributions and all returns (government contributions (including the $1,000.00 starter) will NOT be paid out […]

Home Buyers Guide

A few months ago Marcus Beveridge, Queen City Law principal, authored a brief guide to buying a home in Auckland. The guide was based on over a decade of conveyancing work in the Auckland property market. Queen City Law has often had to represent clients who have had property deals go sour, or property deals […]


Auckland Construction Projects Gallery

Queen City Law are proud to represent a variety of dynamic Central Auckland property developments and construction projects. We have over fifteen years experience in navigating construction and development from drafting board to sale. Queen City Law are well placed to assist you. We are committed to excellent service for our clients and are focused on […]

How does my body corporate deal with insurance?

Queen City Law property and commercial lawyer Jan Chen has written a new guideline for Insurance and the Body Corporate. To read the full article click here. To read more about Jan click here. Guidelines for Insurance and the Body Corporate. Pursuant to Section 135 of the Unit Titles Act 2010 (“UTA”), a body corporate […]

Common Dangers for Property Sellers

“Common Dangers for Property Sellers” is the latest article by Auckland Property Law expert Tina Hwang uploaded to the Queen City Law Property Library. Selling a property can be very stressful for a vendor so here are 10 key points to look out for. Tina is a key component of Queen City Law’s property law team […]

Auckland conveyancing- A home buyers guide

Queen City Law  is a law firm based in Auckland. We are specialists in providing legal services for conveyancing and property transactions of all descriptions. Our lawyers speak Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian and English. We are extremely experienced in conveyancing in the Auckland region, but for that matter have acted on property deals throughout […]

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 […]