Articles: Property Law

New restraints for Landlords

29 January 2021

The New Zealand rental market is in hot demand with many renters experiencing issues in securing a rental property, as they are competing with home buyers in a property market where house price show no signs of slowing.

There are a number of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act taking effect from February 2021 with more restraints placed on a Landlords. Here are the key changes.


Turn Your Water into Wetland

28 September 2020

With the long grey winter coming to a close, spring has seen new life with leaf buds and spring flowers starting to grow. If you are a green enthusiast, enjoy gardening or have a naturally wet area on your property then why not consider fencing it off and creating a pond.


Covid-19: Property transactions under Alert Level 3

27 April 2020

Many New Zealanders who are in the process of buying and selling a house will be affected by the Covid-19 Alert Level 3 guidelines.

Under Level 4 restrictions, many settlements could not be completed because the vendor could not move out and the purchaser couldn’t move in.


Covid-19: Mortgage Holiday

26 March 2020

Covid-19 is infecting my mortgagee repayments!

New Zealand’s property market over the past few months has been buoyant. First home buyers have been missing out on a property when multiple offers are presented with buyers making offers above the asking price.