Property Law / Conveyancing

March 16, 2021

Landlords: Can you cut electricity to collect arrears or evict?

A landlord battling a problem tenant may be tempted to bypass the delays and cost of legal action with some robust “self-help” action, like cutting electricity […]
March 16, 2021

Buying and selling property: Nine important questions

Buying and selling property can seem to the layperson like a complex process, fraught with arcane legal terminology and risk. Relax, help is at hand! To […]
February 24, 2021

Buying a property: Check the seller’s marital status!

“…a third party is expected to do more than rely upon a bold assurance by another party regarding his or her marital status” (quoted in judgment […]
January 20, 2021

Building a home in 2021: The dangers of not being NHBRC compliant

2021 is shaping up to be a busy year for both property sales and home builders, thanks in no small measure to the pandemic-induced concept of […]
November 10, 2020

Parking bay disputes – Enforcing complex rules

A common source of friction in community schemes is parking spaces. Homeowners Association and Body Corporate rules are aimed at regulating usage of parking areas but […]
October 6, 2020

Landlords and tenants: Alert level 1 and the new eviction rules

The flood of lockdown lay-offs and salary reductions has left many tenants struggling to find rent money, and their landlords wondering how to cover their bond […]
September 3, 2020

Options to renew leases – Risks for landlords and tenants

Leases often give tenants an option to extend or renew at the end of the current term, and tenants who lose sight of the value and […]
September 3, 2020

Buying a business? Make sure the seller publishes notice of the sale

With our economy in trouble and the ongoing pandemic and lockdown damaging more and more businesses by the day, sales by distressed companies and traders are […]
September 3, 2020

Property: Don’t pay double commission!

With many property sellers allowing multiple estate agencies to market their properties in their attempts to sell during what is still (for the moment at least) […]
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