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Actionable Misrepresentations

22-Jul-2021 13:36:21 Share this:

When selling a business, it is important that any statements regarding the business are accurate. Generally, a statement as to possible future events is regarded as being an opinion, which is not typically actionable if it turns out to be incorrect. However, in some circumstances an opinion can amount to a negligent misrepresentation. The following is a case example.


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Topics: NAI Market Leader

Harcourts Tops Auctioneers Awards

20-Jul-2021 14:30:00 Share this:

Once again, Harcourts New Zealand has dominated the (REINZ) Real Estate Institute of New Zealand’s National Real Estate Auctioneering Championships with four of our own taking top honours ahead of scores of competitors in two days of intense competition.


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Topics: Home Buyers, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus, Buyers market

How to make your offer stand out from the rest

20-Jul-2021 08:49:08 Share this:

Everyone knows just how hard it is to compete in New Zealand’s red-hot property market at the moment, so are there ways to make your offer more attractive and appealing to sellers than all the rest? Here are five ways that just might tip the balance
in your direction.


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Topics: Home Buyers, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus, Buyers market

Property buyers increasingly fear missing out on purchase opportunities, says survey

19-Jul-2021 12:34:09 Share this:

FOMO is beginning to reappear in buyers, according to a New Zealand licensed real estate agent survey released this week. The results show that more than 60% of Kiwi agents have evidence that the ‘fear of missing out’ trend is starting to reappear in the market once again.


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Topics: Home Buyers, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus, Buyers market

Unenforceable clauses

29-Jun-2021 13:11:38 Share this:

Landlords cannot write clauses into tenancy agreements that conflict with the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Tenants

Educating Tenants

29-Jun-2021 12:54:17 Share this:

At Harcourts, we take our obligations to tenants seriously and it is important that we help them to understand their responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and also understand what the landlords’ responsibilities are.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Tenants

Landlords to keep records

28-Jun-2021 13:07:28 Share this:

From 11 February 2021, the requirement for landlords to keep records has been extended to include documents related to both the tenancy and property.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Tenants

Mould & Dampness

04-Jun-2021 07:00:00 Share this:


Rental homes need to be free from mould and dampness before being rented out. During a tenancy, tenants need to keep the house well-aired and remove any mould straight away.


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Topics: Advice, Tenants

Dude, where’s my heat pump!?

03-Jun-2021 13:19:25 Share this:


From 1 July 2021, private landlords must ensure their rental property complies with the healthy homes standards within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy.


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Topics: Property Management, Advice, Tenants

New Pathway to Address Anti-social Behaviour

28-May-2021 10:43:21 Share this:


The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 provides landlords with a new pathway for responding to anti-social behaviour in periodic tenancies. These changes were effective from 11 February 2021.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Advice, Tenants