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.
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) is currently before Parliament. Christine Cechova looks at the amendments and considers the potential effects on tenants and landlords. The rental landscape as we know it is shifting.
In light of the changes to the Overseas Investment Act 2005, there has been a lot of discussion about who cannot buy residential land in NZ now. Denise Marsden looks at it another way, considering who can buy residential land in NZ without consent.
We recently assisted Reagen to take up a scholarship with Outward Bound NZ. The organisation helps people see their full potential through outdoor challenge and adventure – it is not for the fainthearted!
Don’t assume converting your cross-lease title will be a complicated and expensive task. With the right people engaged to carry out the work, you can save a lot of time, money and unnecessary administration.
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.
We offer a holistic approach to property law. That’s why we have a specialist practice area for trusts, estates and succession planning. Helping our clients preserve their assets is an integral part of what we do. This is the second in a series of articles on personal asset planning.
Debra Dorrington went along to the Environment Court to listen to a case that will impact significantly on people who own cross lease properties.
On Thursday15th March 2018, the sold-out event returned to Auckland’s Waitamata Harbour in its best form yet.
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…
On Monday 16th October our team handled settlements for close to 250 apartments and 30 carparks. This huge piece of work was undertaken for property development client, SugarTree. It is the second stage of a three phase development which bridges the suburbs of Ponsonby, Grey Lynn and Freemans Bay with the hub of the inner…
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…