New Building regulations come into force from New Year's Day

New Building regulations come into force from New Year's Day

From today, builders will have to provide customers with written contracts and a list of their relevant skills and experience before they start work. The change applies to jobs worth more than $30,000, and those flouting the new rules face fines of $500. Builders must...
New Building regulations come into force from New Year's Day

Investing in New Zealand

New Zealand welcomes foreign investment. It is a country with an open economy which provides plenty of opportunity for investors with capital, entrepreneurial track record and international connections. The World Bank reports that New Zealand has been ranked as the...
New Building regulations come into force from New Year's Day

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...
New Building regulations come into force from New Year's Day

House values soar in tight Auckland property market

A recent article in the NZ Herald by reporter Teuila Fuatai reports Auckland’s housing stock shortage continues to cause havoc for prospective buyers. The latest property figures revealing a sharp jump in prices in the city over the last 12 months. Read the full...