The recent elevation to Covid-19 alert level four ("level 4") means there are difficulties with many property transactions around New Zealand going ahead. If you’re worried about your settlement, here’s some advice that may help.
The Government has announced substantial changes that will affect both property investors and first home buyers. The key changes are summarised in this article
On 27 March 2021, the bright-line test rules changed. What does this mean for you?
In this note we examine the implications of the move from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 for landlords and tenants of commercial leases.
What is the effect of the change from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 on leases? Will ADLS clause 27.5 still be relevant?
This is the story of how Body Corporate Apartment X (BCAX) has responded to COVID-19. Other Bodies Corporate may find this useful in determining their own courses of action.
I anticipate that the vast majority of contractors will not be throwing in the kitchen sink on delay costs and letting the contract become a battleground. Pragmatism needs to win the day because it is very likely that none of the current contracts adequately deal with all the financial implications of the current lockdown.
Home-owners who have had their income disrupted by COVID-19 may be entitled to a 6-month mortgage payment holiday, but they should carefully consider whether a mortgage holiday is necessary because it will lead to a greater liability in the future.
The Overseas Investment Regulations were recently amended with the aim of reducing overseas purchases of New Zealand property, and making residential housing more available and affordable to New Zealanders.