Property briefs

First Home Partner scheme: on pause; Council delays for property developers; Short-term accommodation – take care; Election impact on property issues

Alternative methods to sell your property

A more buoyant market means that sellers and their real estate agents will be looking to offer alternatives to advertised price, deadline sale or by negotiation methods. We give an overview on how the closed tender and auction processes works.

What happens if your builder goes bust?

Building a new home is an exciting process. It can, however, be quite daunting with risks of unexpected delays, cost increases and, in the worst scenario, your project going completely off the rails. In this article, we discuss how choosing your builder carefully can help to give you some peace of mind as you embark on your build.

Property briefs

Unit titles legislation updates; First Home Grants thresholds increase; Loan to value restrictions eased

Owning a heritage building

In this article, we outline some things you need to think about when owning or buying a heritage building.

Kāinga Ora First Home Partner scheme

In the Winter 2022 edition we discussed what to consider when co-owning a property with friends or family. Another co-ownership option to consider is the Kāinga Ora First Home Partner scheme.

Property briefs

In today’s property brief: Update on legislation; Changes to LIM information; Replacement of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Subdivision consents

In the Autumn 2022 edition of Property Speaking we discussed different types of resource consents. Since then, the government has released a new National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land (NPS-HPL), which you can read here.

Storm damage to properties

With historic amounts of rain and flooding in many regions, this year has so far been challenging for many communities in the North Island. It is anticipated that these extreme weather events are likely to become more frequent in the future.

Property briefs

Victims of domestic violence can terminate tenancies; Body corporate rules beefed up; Buying a property with unconsented works