Property Council AlexanderDorrington Regatta 2018

We are pleased to announce the Property Council AlexanderDorrington Regatta is back!  The last time we were on the water for this Regatta was 10 years ago. Either bring along your own boat, or borrow one of the boats along with the skipper from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.  The afternoon will include a…

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Why you need to get your Will right

Holiday season and a new year gets many of us thinking about those important jobs we need to get to. If you haven’t already made a will; you may want to add this near the top of your list.   A will is one of the most important legal documents you ever put in place. However, many people…

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Settling SugarTree – a large apartment sell down

Time lapse video of our office on settlement day.   Bonnie Warburton’s behind the scenes glimpse at five crazy days.   Attempting to settle 270 apartments on one day is no easy task and not for the faint hearted. Whilst the pressure of the SugarTree settlement at times was enormous, the satisfaction at the end…

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Drone

Easing the way for drones

Commercial uses for drones   Dr Catherine Ball is a world leader in the non-military application of drone technology. She highlighted some really important issues for property owners at The Property Council New Zealand National Conference held in Melbourne, 13-15 September.   Firstly it’s important to note that there are all sorts of drone use…

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Future-proofing the legal design of subdivisions

There is a lot of discussion around the physical design of subdivisions and how that impacts the community that is created and the ultimate owners’ use and enjoyment of the land. The legal design is just as important.   Recent agreements I have reviewed for some new developments cause me concern as to what we…

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Is a 10% deposit reasonable ?

A deposit amount is a matter for negotiation between the parties. Whilst the customary figure is 10% it need not always be the rule. The Auckland District Law Society and Real Estate Institute of New Zealand Agreement for Sale and Purchase template (ADLS Agreement) provides that a vendor can retain a maximum 10% deposit when…

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NZ Law Awards Finalist

New Zealand Law Awards – AD nominated for the third consecutive year!

We are delighted to have been nominated as a finalist in the New Zealand Law Awards 2017. The New Zealand Law Awards are the leading independent honours celebrating excellence in the legal profession. They recognise the outstanding achievements of firms, in-house teams and other industry professionals across New Zealand. Our category, ‘Property & Construction Specialist Law…

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