Are you an Aussie Retailer leasing across the ditch?

The 5 reasons why you need a Property Advisor NZ

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Looking to Lease across the ditch?

If you’re an Australian retailer looking to lease retail premises in New Zealand, you might be tempted to think that the lease agreement in New Zealand will be similar to what you’re used to in Australia.

Well… it won’t be.

Leasing laws and processes vary significantly between states and territories within Australia – and those differences are even greater when you look at New Zealand’s regulations. While it’s possible to lease retail premises in New Zealand without using a New Zealand property advisor, doing so can be time-consuming and risky. You are unlikely to be aware of all the legal requirements and (sometimes strange) regulations in New Zealand… a small assumption or gap in information can easily result in a costly error, an irreversible loss, or even legal trouble down the road.

It is essential to be fully compliant with New Zealand leasing laws and regulations, and by having an expert in New Zealand leasing working on your behalf, you can avoid expensive mistakes and get the best possible lease terms.

A local property advisor will ensure that you’re fully compliant with New Zealand leasing laws and regulations, This can save you time and money in the long run, and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’re making informed decisions based upon unbiased, trusted, independent property advice.

Use a Property Advisor NZ

Here are the 5 big reasons why you should use a New Zealand property advisor…

1. Knowledge of local laws and lease processes

New Zealand has its own unique set of leasing laws and processes – we may speak almost the same language as Australians, but that’s really where the similarities end. A property advisor well-versed in New Zealand’s leasing laws can provide you with valuable guidance and advice, protecting you from common traps and pitfalls, and ensuring that you don’t accidentally break any rules or laws during the leasing process.

2. Understanding of local market conditions

The New Zealand retail market is also very different to the Australian retail market, and a local property advisor will have a better understanding of those unique local market conditions. And don’t think you can rely upon the landlord’s real estate agent’s advice when making your property decisions – they are acting in the landlord’s interest, not yours.

The local property advisor will negotiate better lease terms for your business, regarding rental rates, lease length, and renewal options – which means more peace of mind for you, and more profit for your business.   

3. Customised lease agreements

A New Zealand property advisor can negotiate a lease agreement customised to the specific needs and requirements of your business. They will negotiate terms such as fit-out allowances, rental holidays, signage rights, and tenant improvements that are tailored to your business needs. So, you save money in the long run by avoiding unnecessary expenses, and save money in the short term by capitalising on opportunities you would have missed.

And you can rest assured that the final lease agreement you sign will be legally binding and enforceable in New Zealand – giving you more protection, and more peace of mind.

4. Access to local industry contacts

A property advisor who has been working in the New Zealand leasing industry for some time will have established relationships with local industry contacts such as landlords, real estate agents, and property managers. This can be an invaluable resource for you (especially if you are a new entrant to the market) – it means you can get the “inside scoop” on properties that might not be publicly available.

5. Time and cost savings

Finally, by using a New Zealand property advisor, you’ll simply be saving yourself a lot of time and money…

You avoid any lengthy familiarisation process (researching regulations, markets, local conditions, etc.).

The entire process is navigated smoothly, efficiently, and perhaps most importantly… swiftly.

And there is no ”learning curve” involved. The local expert already knows the ins and outs and finer details involved with successfully leasing premises in New Zealand – so you hit the ground running.

Are you looking for trusted, accurate, and reliable New Zealand property advice?

Are you wary of some Kiwi landlord taking advantage of the foreigner?

Are you looking to avoid costly mistakes?

Leasing retail premises in a foreign country can be a daunting process… but it doesn’t need to be – provided you have a local expert by your side to guide you through the process. By using a New Zealand property advisor, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re making informed decisions in the best interests of your business.

If you’re an Australian retailer looking to lease retail premises in New Zealand, we are happy to share our local market knowledge and insights. We’ve delivered great results for our clients in both jurisdictions for many years – so call now for a free, no obligation chat.

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Marcus Bosch

Managing Director