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Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2)

23-Aug-2019 06:38:15 Share this:

New tenancy legislation was passed on 30 July 2019 which will affect landlords and tenants. These changes take effect on 27 August 2019. The bill amends the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (RTA) and addresses tenant liability for damage, unlawful residential premises and contamination of rental properties.


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Topics: Industry Update, Property Management, legislation

Building wealth through property investment

26-Jun-2019 06:28:11 Share this:

Owning property is an excellent way to build wealth. Historically, property has been a less volatile investment with real estate values invariably tracking upwards over time. What’s more, you have the added benefit of being able to “leverage” your existing real estate investment to buy an investment property using borrowed money and grow your property portfolio even further.


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Topics: Industry Update, Property Management, Property Management Focus

Landlords and Property Managers: We are in this together – Exemplary Damages

31-May-2019 07:30:00 Share this:

In recent Tenancy Tribunal cases, adjudicators have awarded exemplary damages against both landlords and property managers when there has been a failure to provide and maintain premises in a reasonable state of repair. This will be extended to include failure to meet the new insulation standards from 1st July 2019.


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Topics: Industry Update, Property Management, Property Manager, Harcourts Property Manager

Small footprint department stores could be the next big thing

10-May-2019 09:43:10 Share this:

The retail sector in New Zealand is going through a period of rapid and unprecedented change, and retailers need to adapt fast to stay afloat.


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Topics: Industry Update, Commercial, NAI Harcourts, Commercial Property

Anti-Money Laundering Implications

17-Dec-2018 11:35:51 Share this:

New Zealand is a target for money launderers. It is estimated that well over $1 billion a year from drug dealing and fraud is laundered through New Zealand businesses. 


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Topics: Industry Update, due diligence, legislation

Client Advisory - Anti-Money Laundering

06-Nov-2018 14:40:03 Share this:

The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (the Act) has applied to financial institutions and casinos in New Zealand since 2013.


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Topics: Industry Update, Business Finance, Risk, legislation

What you need to know about the Overseas Investment Act changes?

06-Nov-2018 14:33:42 Share this:

How do the changes to the Overseas Investment Act affect me?


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Topics: Industry Update, Lawlab, Business Finance, legislation