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28 Commercial Property and Leasing Articles

New legislation requires owners to strengthen their quake-prone buildings

The issue of earthquake-prone buildings remains a hot topic. You may have seen recent reports in the media including:

“Wellington considers new earthquake laws that could cost homeowners thousands” –, 21 January 2017

“Earthquake-prone Hurunui and Marlborough buildings could have just one year to reach building code ...

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Review of the Unit Titles Act 2010

Triggered by a report from property professionals, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) have announced a review of the Unit Titles Act 2010 (Act). It is a timely review of the Act especially as the number of unit title complexes are increasing.
The objective of the review is to ...

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Meetings of the Body Corporate

A Body Corporate holds meetings to discuss and make decisions about matters affecting the unit title, but what are the requirements of such meetings and how can a Body Corporate ensure they fulfil these obligations.

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