News & Insights
Healthy Homes Requirements for Landlords
Since 1 July 2021 New Zealand rental properties have had to be compliant with the Healthy Homes Standards within 90 days of the start, or the renewal, of a tenancy (subject to certain exemptions). Consequently landlords need to be familiar with their obligations and turn their minds to whether or not their rental property meets the requirements. So what are the requirements?
- Personal Law
Where there's a Will, there's a way
Do I need a will? What happens if I don't have one? What will happen to my assets? Who will manage them and who will they ultimately go to? These questions are important ones, too often neglected amongst the general business of life. In this article we explain why almost everybody needs a will and the unfortunate consequences if you don't have one.
- Resource Management
Make way for Medium Density Housing
The Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act was quickly passed into law in December 2021. Its significance on future urban development and planning cannot be understated, enabling housing intensification in certain areas.
- Personal Law,
Is New Zealand’s Succession Law ready for a shake up?
In late 2021, the Law Commission completed its review of succession law in New Zealand. The Government is now considering the report. What are the possible outcomes for New Zealanders?
Change to COVID-19 rules and vaccine mandates
The New Zealand Government has just made a significant announcement on the COVID-19 rules and vaccine mandates. Here is what you need to know.
- Personal Law,
- Resource Management,
Key Legal Highlights from 2021
2021 has been a busy year with amendments and development in many different areas of the law. We take this opportunity to reflect on some key legal highlights from this year.