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Government takes steps regarding earthquake-prone buildings

  • Bell Gully
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • February 18 2014

The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill which was introduced on 9 December 2013 had part of its first reading on 13 February 2014

Proposals to tax payments for lease transfers abandoned more targeted measures proposed

  • Bell Gully
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • February 14 2014

In May last year we described changes to the taxation of certain land-related lease payments proposed by Inland Revenue in its April 2013 Issues

Securities Act (Real Property Developments) Exemption Amendment Notice (No 2) 2013

  • Bell Gully
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • November 12 2013

FMA has extended the Securities Act (Real Property Developments) Exemption Notice 2007 until the close of 30 November 2016 (in line with the two

Consultation on market level barriers in residential construction sector

  • Bell Gully
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • November 12 2013

The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) is conducting a study into the residential construction sector to identify market level

RMA reforms what's on the horizon for 2013?

  • Bell Gully
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • May 13 2013

The Government has been busy in the RMA space, recently releasing two discussion documents. "Improving our resource management system" proposes a

Further reforms to tax treatment of land-related lease payments

  • Bell Gully
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • May 10 2013

The Inland Revenue has proposed further reforms to the tax treatment of payments relating to leases and other interests in land. The reforms were

OIO releases update on counterfactual analysis for "benefit to New Zealand" test

  • Bell Gully
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • February 7 2013

The Overseas Investment Office has developed an update for applicants about the counterfactual analysis required for the "benefit to New Zealand

Taxation of lease inducement and surrender arrangements draft legislation before parliament

  • Bell Gully
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • January 31 2013

In August and September last year we described changes proposed by the Inland Revenue to the taxation of lease inducement and surrender arrangements

Clarity on contamination standard sought through declaratory proceedings the NES in its first year

  • Bell Gully
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • November 29 2012

On 24 November 2012 Hastings District Council issued a public notice that it had filed an application for declarations with the Environment Court relating to the application of the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health

A new class of leaky building litigants?

  • Bell Gully
  • -
  • New Zealand
  • -
  • November 9 2012

In a landmark Supreme Court decision last month, the Court held that a Council's duty of care under the Building Act 1991 extends to non-residential or commercial buildings (Body Corporate No 207624 & Ors v North Shore City Council 2012 NZSC 83 (11 October 2012) (Spencer on Byron