“No access in emergency” lease clause: putting it in context

Much attention has focused on a commercial property lease clause which could mean commercial tenants don’t have to pay all their rent during lockdown, so the Auckland District Law Society is providing more information about it...

Tenancy reform Select Committee hearings to go ahead

The Covid-19 lockdown may have put a halt to most Parliamentary business but not, it turns out, to the progress of the Government’s controversial tenancy law reforms.

Life remains in real estate industry

Open homes are forbidden and real estate transactions are in hiatus during the lockdown, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible for investors to find a deal.

Riccarton - Investor's Opportunity

$POA/Auction Price by Negotiation On offer is a fantastic investment opportunity which ticks all of the boxes. Good yield, tick. Room to add value and increase yield, tick. Great location, tick. Seldom do these present...
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Lockdown market sentiment

Caution might dominate property sector participants’ takes on the market, but independent economist...

How the lockdown is affecting landlords

It’s not just tenants who are feeling the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown – residential...

Payment holidays won't affect credit scores

Banks have quashed speculation that payment holidays will affect customers' credit scores and...

Supreme Court dismisses price-fixing appeal

Two Hamilton real estate agencies have lost their long-running battle with the Commerce Commission...

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Deceased bond recovery
“In my rental unit I had long-term tenants who were previously the owners. Unfortunately, both are now deceased. The issue I am facing is the recovery of the dues from the bond money. There was an outstanding balance of $650 to be recovered from the bond money. We are unable to locate the legal heir to the deceased tenants...”
Our expert Jennifer Sykes responds »

Deductibility of work in flat share structure
“If I have shares in a flat owning company, and rent out the flat I have use of for those shares, can I personally claim tax rebate for things I personally want to do on the building itself (like pull down a chimney externally and internally, re-roof) at my own expense only above my own flat? The constitution doesn't...”
Our expert Mark Withers responds »

Failure in duties
“We have just had tenants vacate our rental property after two years and they have left quite a bit of damage and the place really unclean. It turns out our property management company hadn't been inspecting as per our agreement (every 90 days and four of eight completed). I was only ever emailed two inspection reports...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »

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