Debra Dorrington has stepped down as a director and owner of AlexanderDorrington. Her resignation was effective from 31 March 2020. She will continue to work in the business supporting the directors in the short term.
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…
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.
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.
Two recent court decisions considered something that looked like a subdivision and asked whether it really was. Both involved common ownership and exclusive use areas.
Are you a property developer mid-way through your apartment build? Have you decided not to apply for an exemption to the new OIO requirements (and save the $25,500 fee)? You might want to consider encouraging your buyers to nominate this month.
Since January 2005, we’ve worked with Duffy Books in Homes to provide something most children would take for granted – books. We support three schools in the far north of New Zealand, Te Horo, Te Hapua and Tautoro.
Debra Dorrington went along to the Environment Court to listen to a case that will impact significantly on people who own cross lease properties.
A new website, settled.govt.nz recently launched by the Real Estate Authority (REA), is useful for both buyers and sellers new to the process in NZ.
What’s not to love about modern user-friendly legislation? Nearly a year ago the need to set up Incorporated Societies in order to manage communal facilities on a property development, became a thing of the past. Incorporated Societies have their place but they require a minimum of 15 members, a common seal and are governed…
Next year lawyers will be required to retain tax on sale proceeds and pay the tax straight to the Inland Revenue Department. They will need to do this when: • an off-shore person (some Kiwis will be caught) • sells residential land • they have acquired since 1 October 2015 • that have held for…