Buying your first home – FAQs

We’ve helped many a nervous buyer through their first purchase and so we’re well practised at anticipating the things you might want to know. Here are some of the most frequent questions our team is asked…

Property settlement

Property Settlements and COVID-19

As we enter week 2 of lockdown, issues are starting to emerge around property settlements. Denise Marsden looks at the key areas of concern and takes a practical approach to each.

Selling a unit title

Selling a Unit Title

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.

financial support

Providing financial support to your parents

Clients are loaning their parents cash. These loans are being secured in one of two ways. A mortgage over the parents’ family home, with repayment expected upon the death of both parents. Or children are being sold a portion of the family home in consideration.

consent - sensitive land

Overseas Investment in Sensitive NZ Land

The Overseas Investment Act 2005 provides that a transaction needs consent when there is an overseas investment in sensitive land. What is sensitive land? What type of property transaction is caught?

Land Transfer Act 2017

A new tool for developers

An act that has underpinned our land transfer system for 60 years was put to bed and the Land Transfer Act 2017 became effective. That change may not impact on you daily, but some things will impact on how you complete your developments in the future.