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Articles: Commercial Law

Covid-19: Mortgage Holiday

26 March 2020

Covid-19 is infecting my mortgagee repayments!

New Zealand’s property market over the past few months has been buoyant. First home buyers have been missing out on a property when multiple offers are presented with buyers making offers above the asking price.

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So you've broken your Poopsie Unicorn...now what?

11 December 2019

The holidays are a time for joy, relaxation and spending time with loved ones, but there is one thing in particular that can ruin everyone’s holidays: a broken Poopsie Unicorn. Knowing your rights as a consumer and how to address such issues can help alleviate the stress and mend such festive tragedies.

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Accidental damage to a rental property - who pays?

6 August 2019

Are you a Landlord or Tenant or been in a rental property that has been accidently damaged? Who fronts the cost of accidental damage to a rental property has been an ongoing issue since 2016 when a court ruling determined that landlords could not recover the excess of an insurance claim from the tenants.

This resulted in some Landlords having to pay the excess for damages where the tenant damaged the property, and in some circumstances, pay multiple times.

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