You should be aware that from now on your lawyer will be requiring you to provide significantly more information to establish your identity and the source of funds for any transactions involving lawyers.  The new laws are a very significant departure from previous obligations and in summary you will need […] Read More›

Are you a property investor and do you regularly buy and sell properties for profit?  If the answer to this question is yes, then you should read on. Under the previous National lead government income tax was required to be paid on any gains from residential property sold within two […] Read More›

  Commercial tenants often face a decision when their lease becomes due for renewal. Do they renew or do they not renew and if they want to renew, can they negotiate better terms? Often one of the key fundamentals of renewal is what rental will be payable by the tenant […] Read More›

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Residential Tenancies

January 25, 2018

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You may have seen a recent decision from the Tenancy Tribunal in the news, awarding a former tenant a full refund of her rent because the property she had been living in did not have a Building Consent for some renovation work.  The Tenancy Tribunal made that order even though […] Read More›