New Zealand Law

Have New Zealand Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer Online.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related New Zealand Law Questions
We purchased a 2021 American caravan in October 2022 through
We purchased a 2021 American caravan in October 2022 through a NZ agent. The hot water cylinder has sprung a leak. The agent is going to come and spot weld it but he said it's out of warranty now but … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
Can a tenant have their fixed term tenancy terminated for
Can a tenant have their fixed term tenancy terminated for arrears after not paying rent only because landlord had refused to get a qualified tradesmen in to have concerns about the electricity and plu… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
We wondered why our power bill was so high. It turned out
We wondered why our power bill was so high. It turned out the hot water cylinder has been leaking because of a faulty valve and could have exploded. It wasn't checked or maintained until we found the … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
There is a leak in the bathroom which was fitted off about
There is a leak in the bathroom which was fitted off about 10 years ago by Steves Plumbing. They said that they guarantee their work for 1 year. … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
I have two housing questions this time. Im in a flatting
I have two housing questions this time. Im in a flatting arrangement where a family upstairs are renting the whole home and then subrenting/subletting/somethingrather, the downstairs portion of the ho… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
My daughter had a. My Daughter had her hot water cylinder
My Daughter had her hot water cylinder replaced in May this year. It leaked a little water straight away the plumber came back and assured her it was fine. A bigger leak appeared this so she called the plumber who arranged for it to be looked at. The person who came informed her they would take bit out and test it but if there was nothing wrong she would have to pay for the testing and reinstatement . It is a Rhem cylinder. Could you please help me to understand where she stand. She lives in Parnell Auckland … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
We are having significant issues with our tenancy. Would you
Hi There, We are having significant issues with our tenancy. Would you mind please reviewing my letter and advising on action/best practice, entitlements etc? … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
We lease a shared premises (three in one building) plus the
We lease a shared premises (three in one building) plus the landlord has another building across the shared carpark (three tenants also) which is considerably older and is constantly being repaired. I… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
We rent out our building to a supermarket. They are closing
We rent out our building to a supermarket. They are closing down early, we think our lease means they are not allowed to leave the building vacant, and must remain in the food retail business, can you… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
I have just moved into a rental property 3 months now which
Hello, I have just moved into a rental property 3 months now which was meant to have a Hot water cylinder fixed but as yet nothing has been done and the extra money on power is in the hundreds. Have c… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
A person wants to rent a couple of bays to store s welding
Hi A person wants to rent a couple of bays to store his welding equipment at our property. I have offered him a standard storage agreement form. he said that the agreement doesnt apply to him. i think… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
Our property was burgled in while it was vacant and was been
Our property was burgled in while it was vacant and was been advertised for rent. The burglers took the hot water cylinder and left the tap open. As a result all rooms inside the house was submerged u… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
My question is about an "Agreement to Lease" document for a
My question is about an "Agreement to Lease" document for a commercial property (specifically, lease payments and deposits). Commencement date of the Lease is May 1st 2013. The landlord has granted th… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
Can a landlord pass on to tenants the fixed service charges
Can a landlord pass on to tenants the fixed service charges (as distinct from the variable volumetric charges) levied by Watercare Services Ltd on a residential property that is rented in Auckland? I … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
I am getting Dermatitis from the house I am living in, because
I am getting Dermatitis from the house I am living in, because of the dampness of the house. I spent $1000 on a dehumidifier 3 weeks ago and I am still currently pulling out 5 litres water out a day. … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
We won a case in the Disputes Tribunal and were paid back for
We won a case in the Disputes Tribunal and were paid back for faulty goods. The components revert back to the supplier. We emailed the supplier to see if he would like them back and he said he had no … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
Our hot water cylinder was faulty (less than 4 years old) and
Our hot water cylinder was faulty (less than 4 years old) and was replaced by the manufacturer. However, we received a bill for installation amounting $1,600. Are we liable for this cost or is it a co… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers
Have recently sold house , new occupants want us to pay towards
Have recently sold house , new occupants want us to pay towards a new Hot water cylinder which broke down a few days after they moved in. We were unaware of the "rust" which they say has caused the br… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
32,043 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris The Lawyer

Chris The Lawyer

Lawyer

32,043 satisfied customers

42 years qualified as a lawyer; LLB, MMgt and FAMINZ.

LawNZ

LawNZ

Other

31 satisfied customers

Trusted advisor to businesses and individuals on company, consumer, employment, IP, and trusts issues, among others.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,699 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

LawEducator

LawEducator

Attorney

52,174 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

33,811 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer

8,261 satisfied customers

Providing information, not representation

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x