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News & Publications

Tuesday 3 November 2015

New rules on use of retention funds may miss the mark

New legislation has been passed that will place fresh obligations on developers and contractors over their use of retention amounts held by them under construction contracts. Read on

Article posted by Tom Bennett, Partner and Brendan Cash, Senior Associate | Related topics: Construction and Development, Infrastructure and Projects, Restructuring, Insolvency, Property

Monday 31 August 2015

“Clean and tidy” lease clause requires tenant to remediate subsoil contamination

The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision in the High Court, and ordered Mobil to pay NZ$10 million in damages to its landlord, Auckland Waterfront Development Agency Limited, to remediate subsurface contamination in the Wynyard Quarter “tank farm” area. Read on

Article posted by Belinda Green, Senior Associate | Related topics: Property

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Interim report released on Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill

The Local Government and Environment Committee yesterday released an interim select committee report on the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill. Read on

Article posted by Tim Clarke, Partner and Grace Stacey-Jacobs, Solicitor | Related topics: Property, Health and Safety, Construction and Development

Monday 18 May 2015

Surprise Announcement on Property Taxation

On Sunday 17 May 2015 the Government announced proposed changes to the tax rules for property investments (land) as a pre-cursor to its Budget 2015 package. Read on

Article posted by Mathew McKay, Partner and Graham Murray, Senior Associate | Related topics: Tax, Property

Monday 4 May 2015

Residential developers affected by Building Amendment Act 2013

Residential developers and financiers need to be aware of the new consumer protection measures in Part 4A of the Building Act 2004 which were introduced by the Building Amendment Act 2013 with effect from 1 January 2015. Read on

Article posted by Belinda Green, Senior Associate | Related topics: Property, Construction and Development, Banking and Finance

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Government takes steps regarding earthquake-prone buildings

The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill which was introduced on 9 December 2013 had part of its first reading on 13 February 2014. Read on

Article posted by Rachael Brown, Partner and Jane Holland, Partner | Related topics: Employment, Property, Health and Safety

Friday 14 February 2014

Proposals to tax payments for lease transfers abandoned – more targeted measures proposed

In May last year we described changes to the taxation of certain land-related lease payments proposed by Inland Revenue in its April 2013 Issues Paper The taxation of land-related lease payments (the Issues Paper ). Read on

Article posted by Graham Murray, Senior Associate and Harry Cundy, Solicitor | Related topics: Tax, Property

Friday 9 November 2012

A new class of leaky building litigants?

The Supreme Court confirms councils owe a duty of care to owners of commercial buildings. Read on

Article posted by Sophie East, Partner | Related topics: Litigation, Property, Government

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