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The simple things when buying or selling a property

While watching another border security documentary recently, a man was seen arguing with security that his partner completed the document for him which he then signed. Good luck with that as a defence. The question is whether we really know what we are signing (and whether we realise the consequences)? One of the largest transactions […]


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, […]

Facade Changes to 203 Queen Street

Auckland is always changing sometimes at frenetic pace. You may have observed the facade around 203 Queen Street has been under an extensive renovation program. Most of that renovation is coming to completion and British retail giant Topshop has opened below us in Auckland’s city centre. Famed for the hysteria created when stores have opened in […]

Aaron Starr – September 2014 – Conveyancing

For more than 10 years John Jon has completed my conveyancing and property purchase and sales for me.  He is very knowledgeable and able to deal with issues when they have arisen as well as being a tremendously nice guy, that I enjoy working with.  I particularly like how John Jon is always contactable, I have always had […]

New Zealand Institute of Architects – 2014 Apartment Design Awards

  I represented Queen City Law at the New Zealand Institute of Architects apartment design awards last week, where there was an impressive display of superb construction and property development projects. The Auckland Property Market is continuing its strong run despite cooling effects of the Reserve Banks move on rates.  I was probably only non […]

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Queen City Expands The Team

Queen City Law are delighted to welcome a new member to the team, Melinda Li. Melinda is fluent in both Mandarin and English. Melinda completed her Bachelor of Laws degree in China before she moved to NZ in 2003. She completed her Master of Laws degree at Canterbury University and was admitted to the NZ […]

Useful Legal Checklists – Queen City Law Library

Do you have Enduring Powers of Attorney in place in case you lose capacity to handle your affairs? Have you appointed guardians for your children who are under 18 years of age? Is your mortgage is covered by appropriate Mortgage Insurance cover?Do you understand how your Superannuation Scheme works ? Queen City Law advises all […]

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 […]

Mandarin Speaking Lawyers in Auckland

The lawyers at Queen City Law are speakers of Korean, Mandarin, English, Spanish, Indonesian and Tagalog. We have law teams for Immigration, Property, Commercial and Disputes and can sit down with you to make sure you get your case well represented. We are experts in helping settle Asian migrants in new lives in New Zealand. Our immigration […]

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 […]