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…

Leases – Setoff Against Outgoings

A recent decision Drake City Limited v DJ Tasman-Jones & Anor (High Court, Auckland 20 December 2016) concerned a lease for one of the restaurants in the Victoria Park Market precinct.  There were arrears under the lease and the tenant had gone into liquidation.  The guarantors were being pursued for sums due.  These included unpaid…