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Publications

Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act update

By Thomas Gibbons - March 2019

The recent Enterprise Miramar Peninsula Incorporated v Wellington City Council [2018] NZCA 541 provides important commentary on how Councils should approach Qualifying Development Resource Consent applications – that is, on how section 34 of the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 should be interpreted - and on bias in local authority decisions.

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No more letting fees

By Dale Thomas - January 2019

This article discusses the Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Act 2018 where the charging of letting fees to tenants is now deemed an "unlawful act", and landlords now have to meet these costs.

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Cross leases and Re McKay

By Thomas Gibbons - November 2018

Thomas' LawTalk article.

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Encumbrances, indefeasibility, and beyond

By Thomas Gibbons - October 2018

Thomas' LawTalk article.

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Tax treatment of lease surrender payments to landlords

By Luke Paerata - September 2018

In Easy Park Limited v Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2018] NZCA 296, the Court of Appeal has affirmed that a lease surrender payment to a professional landlord is a revenue receipt under the Income Tax Act 2007.

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