The trust landscape in New Zealand will change significantly from 30 January 2021 following the introduction of the Trusts Act 2019.
As we transition to a new Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate in NZ, Denise Marsden looks at the implications for both vendors and purchasers.
To help other first-time buyers, we asked our Legal Exec, Elise Brooks, what she wished she had known before embarking on her purchase.
If you are selling or plan to sell unit title property, we recommend you take a close look at the warranties you agree to provide.
Are you are a landowner with property bordering a waterway? Is that waterway polluted and in need of restoration? Don’t know where to turn? There is help at hand…
In April 2019, MBIE released a discussion paper that proposed radical reforms to the building industry. Matt Smalberger looks at the implications.
Many businesses and individuals are examining their global impact. Debra Dorrington reflects on a growing new urgency worldwide, echoed at a recent conference she attended.
New Zealanders wishing to enter the property market or to save for their home have often occupied a property while doing it up, then sold it at a profit. Exclusions have meant that the profit made hasn’t been taxed. Now the opportunity to use this process is tightening up.
On 20th November Debra Dorrington will set off from Cape Reinga and walk all the way to Bluff, passing through nine distinct regions on the way. She will walk the Te Araroa Trail, New Zealand’s premier long-distance hike, stretching 3,000 km across both islands.
Residential investors often perceive buying commercial property as the ‘next step up’. Commercial property can be lucrative but it’s far more complex than you may realise. There are a number of important considerations to bear in mind before taking the plunge! First-time commercial property investors need to be aware of the risks and make…
Unit titles have their own idiosyncrasies so it’s worth taking time to understand how they operate if you’re buying one for the first time.
Contracting Out Agreements / Relationship Property Agreements – what they do and why you might want one
We are seeing more and more clients in relationships wanting certainty around the assets they own. These clients are at different ages and stages of life. They want to know what they would walk away with if the relationship was to end, either by separation or death.