Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act mean that from 1 July 2019 landlords must ensure their residential rental properties meet the minimum insulation requirements for underfloor and ceiling insulation. Action can be taken against landlords through the Tenancy Tribunal and the District Court and fines of up to $4,000 apply […] Read More›

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) passed its third reading in Parliament last week bringing about significant reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. Of particular importance is the Bill redresses issues relating to liability for accidental and intentional damage to rental properties caused by the Tenant and now […] Read More›

Buying a brand new home/apartment “off the plan” can seem exciting and very appealing.  It can be hard to resist the marketing and glossy advertising material promoting an idyllic lock and leave lifestyle. What could be better than buying a brand new property at a fixed purchase price and built […] Read More›

Registered for GST under the GST Act?  Simple question.  Simple answer?  Unfortunately not quite. A recent case that went to the Court of Appeal was dismissed and the risk as to GST registration was determined to lie with the Vendor. By way of brief background, in an Agreement for Sale […] Read More›

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