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No punches pulled in Productivity Commission's land use report
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • June 22 2015

The Productivity Commission creates a compelling case for bottom up, top down reform in its draft report released last week on Using land for housing


Tiled showers did you know a building consent may be required?
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • June 18 2015

Tiled Showers have the potential to become the new "leaky" issue for unsuspecting vendors and purchasers. The current trend in bathroom renovations


Lawyer negligence in property deals appeal courts confirm causation test
  • Wilson Harle
  • New Zealand
  • June 16 2015

Two recent cases from New Zealand's senior appellate courts have confirmed and restated the test for liability of lawyers who negligently advise on


Commercial eSpeaking- Winter 2015
  • James & Wells
  • New Zealand
  • June 5 2015

Despite a post-quake construction boom in Christchurch, an unprecedented number of building firms are going bust. Reports surfaced earlier this year


More light shed on social housing transfers
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • April 30 2015

Treasury notes from a public engagement round led by Finance Minister Bill English and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett over February and March


Unravelling trust assets - trustee powers deemed relationship property
  • Wilson Harle
  • New Zealand
  • April 29 2015

When a marriage or relationship breaks down and there are significant assets in trust structures, bitter disputes and attempts to access those trusts


Much more at stake in RMA reform than the Auckland housing market
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • March 18 2015

Auckland is now ranked the ninth least affordable major city in the world on the annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey, with


Doing business in New Zealand
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • March 17 2015

We know what it takes for international companies and investors to successfully invest and operate in New Zealand. We provide an integrated service


Doing business in NZ: overseas investment regime
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • March 17 2015

New Zealand welcomes foreign investment but requires consent from the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) for certain transactions involving "overseas


Can a lender use a Property Law Act notice to call up a loan?
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • March 11 2015

In a decision surprising to banks and other lenders, the High Court has ruled that a lender cannot issue a notice to accelerate a loan before the