Residential and commercial real estate disputes generally arise from disagreements over rightful ownership, responsibility for repairs, zoning issues, or situations where one property impacts another. Our property dispute lawyers assist home owners, landlords and tenants solve issues as quickly as possible.
Disputes can arise during the process of buying, selling or renting commercial property, which can adversely affect your business. Our experts can assist you with:
- Disputes about the sale and purchase of land.
- Title disputes including caveats, mortgages and other securities.
- Addressing lease breaches.
- Termination of leases.
- Advising on re-entry and re-leasing.
- Rent review issues.
- Rent recovery and enforcing guarantees.
- PLA notices.
- Body corporate issues.
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We offer a comprehensive suite of legal services with a focus on commercial, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, property, dispute resolution, asset planning, environmental/natural resources, workplace law and Māori land.
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Name Your Discount - What is a “Fair Abatement” of Rent?
On 28 August 2021, the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Bill was passed, and will be rubber stamped into the law shortly. Somewhat surprisingly, the Bill introduces a new “rent reduction in an emergency” clause which will function as the default “rent reduction” clause for leases that do not already have one. This article discusses what the Bill means for landlords and tenants in the commercial space.
Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 (RTA) came into force on 11 August 2020 and introduced staggered changes to New Zealand rental laws. The second more substantial set of changes took effect from 11 February 2021. The RTA reforms will substantially change how renting in New Zealand works, and it is crucial that landlords familiarise themselves with the new rules. In our latest article we summarise of some of the most important changes.
Commercial Leases During COVID-19 – How Does Arbitration Work?
The COVID-19 lockdown has caused significant issues when it comes to commercial leases. The Government has recently announced a proposal for small business commercial tenants and landlords who cannot reach an agreement on a fair reduction in rent to enter into a subsidised, compulsory arbitration process. So what exactly is an arbitration process?
Dispute Resolution at McCaw Lewis
We can also assist with:
- Trust and Estate Disputes
- Relationship Property and Family Disputes
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Construction Disputes
- Debt Recovery and Creditors' Remedies
- Civil and Commercial Disputes
- Franchise Disputes
- Insolvency Issues
- Insurance Disputes
- Property and Lease Disputes
- Tort Claims (including Negligence)
- Rural Disputes
- Claims in Equity
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Iwi Disputes
- Māori Land Dispute Resolution