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December 2017
More and more people are establishing trusts, be it for family assets or as an investment/business trust.
September 2017
Many body corporates are grappling with the issue of Air BnB rentals and whether it is possible to restrict Air BnB, and if so, how.
August 2017
Principal unit owners have the right to make alterations, additions, or improvements to their unit, as long as they follow the requirements of the Unit Titles Act 2010 (the Act).
August 2017
The Public Works Act 1981 (the Act) provides the Crown, and local authorities, with statutory power to acquire land for public work. We are finding more and more people are affected by these acquisitions.
July 2017
Buying property off the plans may seem like a daunting or uncertain prospect but if you take the time to understand the process, weighing up the advantages and disadvantages, you will find yourself in a better position to consider any opportunities that come your way.
June 2017
If you own a unit title property, deal with a body corporate or manage a body corporate, you’ll know that there are a wide range of issues that can arise.
July 2016
If in doubt, test. Toxic waste resulting from the “cooking” of meth contaminates homes and the problem of P-labs is increasingly prevalent, particularly in rental properties. We have noticed a particular increase in contaminated homes over the past six months and it is important to be aware of the risks when buying and selling.
July 2016
It is often said that every man and his dog in New Zealand has a trust and it is true that we have one of the highest numbers of trusts per capita in the world (some of which may even be involved in the Panama Papers). However many of us with trusts do not necessarily need them and many of us without trusts would benefit greatly from establishing one.
July 2015
The birth of the second royal baby was a refreshing change to the trite issues of the Auckland housing crisis that once again front the NZ Herald. However, such issues are apparently relentless and as more and more Kiwis see their ¼ acre dream (or even the 28m2 apartment with no carpark) fade into the abyss, many are turning to the bank of mum and dad.
July 2015
When Apple and Samsung tell us that their terms and conditions have changed, we don’t read them, we just click, wait impatiently for the update and then play with the cool new app on our phone. This time round, please read.

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