Three consecutive days of settlements for major property developments sets a new company record

On Monday 16th October our team handled settlements for close to 250 apartments and 30 carparks. This huge piece of work was undertaken for property development client, SugarTree. It is the second stage of a three phase development which bridges the suburbs of Ponsonby, Grey Lynn and Freemans Bay with the hub of the inner…

Designation notice improves the management structure options for communal facilities

What’s not to love about modern user-friendly legislation? Nearly a year ago the need to set up Incorporated Societies in order to manage communal facilities on a property development, became a thing of the past.   Incorporated Societies have their place but they require a minimum of 15 members, a common seal and are governed…

We’ve been nominated for the New Zealand Law Awards for the third consecutive year!

We are delighted to have been nominated as a finalist in the New Zealand Law Awards 2017, in the category, ‘Property & Construction Specialist Law Firm of the Year’. The New Zealand Law Awards are the leading independent honours celebrating excellence in the legal profession. They recognise the outstanding achievements of firms, in-house teams and other…

Unit Titles Review 2017

Just before Christmas MBIE announced a review of the Unit Titles Act 2010 and published a discussion document. Submissions on the proposals were due 5pm Friday, 3 March 2017.  Many submissions have been made, including one from us that looks at the changes predominantly from the developer’s perspective. The items subject to review include the…

Airbnb and Leases

The Supreme Court of Victoria was recently asked to consider whether or not a tenant under a residential tenancy was in breach of the provisions of the lease by entering into contracts with Airbnb and allowing guests to stay for a short term, booked via the Airbnb website. The case went firstly to the Victorian…