Tag Archives: residential property

Residential Property Purchase Building or Builders Report.

Many people buy and sell houses and apartments but how many use a builders report before they sign the deal? If you do use a Residential Property Purchase Report, is this safe and are you getting this done properly? This week Property Lawyer and Queen City Law Associate John Jon investigates the importance of Residential […]

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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 […]

Can I afford an Inner City Executive Apartment in New Zealand?

Many people ask themselves Can I afford an Inner City Executive Apartment in New Zealand? Well for a short time you can. 100 FREEHOLD STRATA Superior Exclusive Residences remaining. Designed for Owner Occupiers and Discerning Investors. This is living. Where Quality, Lifestyle & Location Are Redefined.Only Minutes Walk To The Office.Relax & Unwind Park Residences […]

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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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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 […]

Mortgage checklist (things you should know before signing any bank loan documents)

Property Lawyer Tina Hwang at Queen City Law has recently updated our Mortgage checklist. The Checklist is available for download as a pdf here. You can find many more useful legal resources, infosheets and checklists in our Law Library. Lets look at the things you should know before signing any bank loan documents. In signing […]

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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 […]