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Airbnbreach – appeal to the District Court

Filed under: Residential Tenancies, Land Law

In May 2018, in Nice Place Property Management Limited v Paterson, the Tenancy Tribunal ordered a tenant to pay his landlord the profit derived from subletting...

Responsibility for repairs and maintenance – not always straight forward

Filed under: Residential Tenancies

Recently a landlord client with multiple motel properties wanted advice about liability for the repairs, maintenance and replacement of hot water cylinders...

KiwiSaver Plays an Important Role for First Home Buyers

Filed under: Conveyancing

KiwiSaver is becoming an increasingly popular tool for first home buyers. If you are looking to buy your first home, you might have considered withdrawing...

Thinking of gifting your property to a family member…be careful of rest home subsidy limits…

Filed under: Residential Care Subsidy, Residential Tenancies

A retired couple owned a small seaside apartment. One partner’s health was deteriorating, so they decided that it would be best if she entered a rest...

Residential Tenancies Reform Continues to Escalate Meth Testing Costs

Filed under: Residential Tenancies

The Government’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, has released a report revealing current evidence that shows that methamphetamine contamination...

Serving the Correct Residential Tenancy Notices

Filed under: Residential Tenancies

Residential Tenancies can be a minefield for landlords and not serving the correct notices can see landlords in unwanted and easily avoidable trouble.


Filed under: Residential Tenancies

If your tenants sublease your rental without consent you may be able to claim the profits

A Longer Bright-Line Test

Filed under: Conveyancing, Residential Tenancies, Land Law

The bright-line test is a tool implemented in 2015, which essentially taxes gains made on residential property sold within a certain timeframe (subject...

Engaging a House-Sitter? What you need to know

Filed under: Residential Tenancies, Land Law

A couple who were going on holiday asked their friend to house-sit for them while they were away. They had heard horror stories about house-sitters trashing...

2016 Kaikoura earthquake claims revisited

Filed under: Building & Construction, Insurance, Land Law

Issues for homeowners around the Insurance Council of New Zealand and EQC streamlining insurance claims

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