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”)).
The High Court has recently passed judgement in the case of Palmer v Hewett Building Limited & Anor  NZHC 1460, and in doing so puts construction companies and builders alike around New Zealand on notice.
Matt Smalberger discusses recent law changes aimed at restoring the affordability of residential housing in New Zealand. Unusually, consultation is taking place now the changes are in place.
To help other first-time buyers, we asked our Legal Exec, Elise Brooks, what she wished she had known before embarking on her purchase.
In April 2019, MBIE released a discussion paper that proposed radical reforms to the building industry. Matt Smalberger looks at the implications.
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.
Are you a property developer mid-way through your apartment build? Have you decided not to apply for an exemption to the new OIO requirements (and save the $25,500 fee)? You might want to consider encouraging your buyers to nominate this month.
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.
There have been a couple of recent decisions concerning bonds under construction contracts. They remind us it’s important to know what kind of bond you are dealing with.
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…
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…
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…