Tag Archives: property dangers


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, […]

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 […]

Warnings to be wary of get-rich-quick property investment schemes

Recent NZ Herald article By Susan Edmunds looked at  how the rate of the nation’s property market growth has also led to an increase in the number of companies offering to show newbie investors how to make their fortunes. Some claim investors will be able to substitute their incomes within a matter of years, retire young on […]

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Earthquake Prone Buildings

Are you a building owner worried about earthquake compliance? This weeks article by property lawyer Tina Hwang is a timely examination of the laws, legal issues and ongoing questions surrounding earthquake prone buildings.   To read more articles by Tina Hwang click here. To read more Queen City Law articles on earthquakes and property law click […]

What to look for when investing in Apartments

Compared to purchasing a free standing family home, Apartments require special considerations. Queen City Law are experts in the Auckland Property Market and can recommend steps for you to invest carefully. What are some of the special issues associated with apartment living? Who is responsible for maintenance of the common areas – is there an […]

Buying and Selling Property

Smart Tips for Buying and Selling Property and also critique of leaky building issues In August 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 […]

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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Commercial Lease – Guarantee

In New Zealand it is very common for a business operator to enter into a lease arrangement with the lessor or landlord. This is commonly done at the stage of agreement to lease and also in the  actual  deed of lease. This weeks White paper is authored by Queen City Law Senior Associate John Jon, […]

Effective resolution of leaky units – leaky building issues.

Just a reminder that our Leaky Building Partnership PDF has been uploaded to the Residential Property Law Library. To read the complete PDF click here. We are pleased to announce Queen City Law and N-Compass Project Managers, two of the best in their respective fields, have joined forces to provide a cohesive partnership for leaky […]

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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 […]