Working days

Through the Christmas period what “working days” means will depend upon what your contract or the relevant legislation says. As a general rule statutory holidays and weekends are not “working days”. Beware though, some contracts and legislation refer only to “days” (and weeks or months).  When that happens those days where we are all celebrating the…

Buying a bach?

If you become tempted to purchase a bach over the Christmas period (as a certain partner of ours did one year) then an agreement on an envelope will certainly be legally enforceable if done properly.   Debra bought her family bach by recording an agreement on an envelope that included adoption of the standard ADLS/REINZ terms…

Summer trading hours and leases

At this time of year with Christmas trading and summer there may be lessors who are approached by lessees requesting a change to their trading hours.  Leaving aside resource management restrictions, retail leases commonly give the lessor an unqualified right to approve any modification in trading hours.  Further these retail leases tend to include a "keep open" covenant. …