Objecting against a designated resolution

When undertaking a major unit title redevelopment, you must first obtain the consent of all owners materially affected by the redevelopment. Then pass a special resolution (designated resolution) agreeing to the new unit plan (section 68(3) of the Unit Titles Act 2010 (“UTA”)).


Construction Companies and Builders Beware!

The High Court has recently passed judgement in the case of Palmer v Hewett Building Limited & Anor [2021] NZHC 1460, and in doing so puts construction companies and builders alike around New Zealand on notice.

Land Transfer Act 2017

A new tool for developers

An act that has underpinned our land transfer system for 60 years was put to bed and the Land Transfer Act 2017 became effective. That change may not impact on you daily, but some things will impact on how you complete your developments in the future.

Overseas Investment Act Amendment

The Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2018

From 22 October 2018 (or potentially earlier if we have orders in Council to that effect) the sale of residential land in New Zealand to an overseas person will potentially require consent from the Overseas Investment Office. Denise Marsden looks at the law change from the residential developer’s viewpoint.


Settling SugarTree – a large apartment sell down

Time lapse video of our office on settlement day.   Bonnie Warburton’s behind the scenes glimpse at five crazy days.   Attempting to settle 270 apartments on one day is no easy task and not for the faint hearted. Whilst the pressure of the SugarTree settlement at times was enormous, the satisfaction at the end…