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…

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…

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…