Property Settlements During Lockdown

This gives you some idea of the practical difficulties facing some property settlements during lockdown.
Not all settlements being undertaken through Queenstown Law will be affected though, because vacant possession is not always an issue – either the property is vacant land, or it is a managed apartment and the Purchaser is comfortable not undertaking a pre-settlement inspection.
So it is not a given that settlement should be delayed.
Unfortunately we can already see some parties taking advantage of the situation to seek a delay when there is no “Covid-19” basis for it. That creates problems, particularly if you are part of a “chain” of settlements.
As the PM said, please be kind!