Important COVID-19 Update: specialist service launched for commercial lease disputes

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9 April 2020: In light of increasing demand, NZDRC has today launched a new reduced cost and fixed fee arbitration and mediation service to assist parties to commercial leases who find themselves in a dispute as to their payment obligations due to the ongoing lockdown.

Further information may be found here or by contacting our Registry staff.

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Subsidised Commercial Lease Arbitration Scheme

The government has announced that it will legislate to ensure businesses that suffered as a result of the COVID-19 response will get help to resolve disputes over commercial rent issues.

You can access the Cabinet Paper and Minute relating to this scheme here.

Register below and we will keep you informed as to when and how to access the arbitration scheme. 

 

Commercial Lease Arbitration: register for more information

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