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Landlord claws back Airbnb profits and more

Landlord claws back Airbnb profits and more

Recently, the Tenancy Tribunal ruled that landlords can claim for the profits that a tenant makes in illegally subleasing their rental premises, especially for the purposes of an Airbnb rental. In this case, the landlord discovered that his apartment had been rented out 46 times over a six month period on Airbnb for approximately $249 per night.

By Pierce Bedogni - 25 May 2018

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Government's proposed ban on foreign buyers of residential dwellings

Government's proposed ban on foreign buyers of residential dwellings

The government is to introduce a ban on foreign buyers from buying existing dwellings. What could this mean for developers?

By Steven Lee - 14 Dec 2017

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Do you have the authority to execute a mortgage?

Do you have the authority to execute a mortgage?

It is not uncommon for credit application forms to include a clause that charges in favour of the creditor all property held by the debtor. This is typically accompanied with a clause whereby the debtor appoints the creditor as its attorney for the purposes of executing a mortgage over the charged property (if the debtor does not do so).

By Tony Johnson Kay Keam and Alden Ho - 25 Aug 2017

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Summary judgment as the defendant

Summary judgment as the defendant

Legal proceedings are time consuming and expensive. This can be seen to be a waste of resources if you are a defendant facing hollow claims.

By Alden Ho - 28 Jun 2017

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Good fences make good neighbours

Good fences make good neighbours

Do you know your rights under the Fencing Act? The Fencing Act covers a multitude of possible scenarios, including the commonly asked question of who should pay for a shared fence.

By Alden Ho - 27 Mar 2017

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How to improve your chances of recovering your debt

How to improve your chances of recovering your debt

If you're a builder, you have a number of options open to you if you don't get paid. In this blog, Geoff Hardy gives some practical advice on how you can help protect yourself and your business.

By Geoff Hardy - 8 Nov 2016

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Treat your building contract like a live hand grenade

Treat your building contract like a live hand grenade

Building contracts are not pieces of paper to sign and then put in the bottom drawer. They are like a ticking time bomb waiting to go off.

By Geoff Hardy - 21 Oct 2016

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Insights from the latest OIO decisions

Insights from the latest OIO decisions

The OIO has just released decision sheets on consents granted in February.

By Craig Nelson - 11 Apr 2016

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Martelli McKegg welcomes new property partner

Martelli McKegg welcomes new property partner

We are delighted to announce a new partner to our property team. Elise Markwick advises on commercial property and business transactions including associated banking, finance and leasing and on private client property and trust law matters.

By Melissa Clark - 7 Apr 2016

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New Associate

New Associate

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Lesley Thomson to Associate. This appointment reflects Lesley's level of experience and commitment to the firm.

By Melissa Clark - 6 Apr 2016

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