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 bought a new apartment, but have six months to go on our
We bought a new apartment, but have six months to go on our old lease. Before we signed we communicated with the management company by email about what the penalty would be to break it. They said $300… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
We have a agreement for a period of one year. I do not see
Good afternoon, we have a agreement for a period of one year. I do not see how we can get out of the contract before the year is over. We are is need of a bigger space and would like to look as other … read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
My cousin has a tenant causing problems and has not paid
my cousin has a tenant causing problems and has not paid their rent for a month. No bond has been deposited with the tenancy tribunal. private agreement only. How does she evict this tenant. This tena… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
If a tenant agrees in writing with the landlord to terminate
If a tenant agrees in writing with the landlord to terminate a tenancy giving 4 weeks' notice, can the tenant later invoke the tenancy act, which provides for a 90 day notice period? Details: We are r… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
I Have been advised by a Tenancy Tribunal Judge at Lower
My Name is Mervyn ******* and I Have been advised by a Tenancy Tribunal Judge at Lower Hutt. District Court to lodge a cross Aplication on the Landlords App Of NU:(###) ###-####to seek redress of bein… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
I own a residential property in Ch'ch, which I occupied
I own a residential property in Ch'ch, which I occupied until about mid-2016. When i decided to move out and rent it, I was approached by acquaintances wishing to rent it as a shared tenancy, and agre… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
I am based in Wellington. Am in a fixed term tenancy. I
I am based in Wellington. Am in a fixed term tenancy. I requested to my landlord to end the fixed term tenancy and offered to find replacement tenants. Landlord refused the offer and insisted the cont… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
I occupy a flat in a 2 x tenancy building. The other has
I occupy a flat in a 2 x tenancy building. The other has threatened to kill me, he also prevents me from leaving the premises by surrounding my vehicle by his and his friends vehicles. I have complete… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
Hello, I signed a fixed term tenancy agreement in September
Hello, I signed a fixed term tenancy agreement in September 2013 for one year. The neighbours above me are up at 3:45am every morning stomping through there place waking me - this is effecting my work… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
Do you have a precedent whereby the Court has ruled that compensation
Do you have a precedent whereby the Court has ruled that compensation costs rewarded to the Landlord will be determined by using IRD depreciation rates?… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 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
25,460 satisfied customers
Question re tenants and property manager. On 13 January
Question re tenants and property manager. On 13 January I signed up tenants on a fixed-term 6 month lease through a property managing agency. The rental is at a reduced rate ($350/ week instead of mar… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
Is it possible to get out of a fixed term lease early? I have
Is it possible to get out of a fixed term lease early? I have friend staying with me who is tied into a lease until the end of June but is terrified to go back to her flat, i suspect her neighbour has… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
hello there, i have just received an email from a friend whom
hello there, i have just received an email from a friend whom has just literally moved from Ireland to New Zealand about 4 - 5 weeks ago. They signed a one year rental contract however are in Christch… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
Hi there We had a tenant whom is on a fixed term tenancy in
Hi there We had a tenant whom is on a fixed term tenancy in a boarding house. During the weekend, an incident occured where the police were involved and this tenant was arrested. Also he seriously thr… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
My daughter signed a Fixed term lease for a four bedroomed
My daughter signed a "Fixed term" lease for a four bedroomed flat in January this year. She wishes to move, as does her flat mate. They notified the Lanlord of their intention to move, and advised the… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
What happens in the case of an Agent appointed by a Landlord
What happens in the case of an Agent appointed by a Landlord orders an eviction notice to a Tenant, without prior authorisation from the Landlord to evict the Tenant. Is the eviction valid if the Land… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 satisfied customers
hello My question is related to fixed term tenancy agreements
hello My question is related to fixed term tenancy agreements on NZ property. I had a job on a 2 year contract and I rented a flat in NZ on a 9 month fixed term lease in May 2010. I stayed there 3 mon… read more
Chris The Lawyer
Chris The Lawyer
Lawyer
Master's Degree
25,460 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:

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

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

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

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

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

25,460 satisfied customers

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

serish khan

serish khan

Lawyer

82 satisfied customers

Solicitor/Partner at Khan & Associates

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

24,667 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

PaulmoJD

PaulmoJD

Attorney

47,816 satisfied customers

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

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

26,452 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

< 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