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Property

2 Jun 2017

Auction Preparation for Purchasers

Property is often purchased and sold in New Zealand, particularly in a seller's market, via auctions  However, buyers frequently underprepare for an auction and are caught out when the hammer falls... 
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7 December 2016

Building a Boundary Fence

There is a 3-step process that a person must take before building a fence on or near the boundary with a neighbour. Read more

7 December 2016

Strange and Wonderful Land Covenants

Essentially land covenants are rules that the owners and occupiers of land within the subdivision/development must abide by. Sometimes we come across some odd ones.. Read more

9 Oct 2016

What goes on in a Property Transaction?

Exactly how property transactions are completed is not well understood by the general public, and it may, therefore, be useful for existing and potential property owners to consider what lawyers do in the background to complete a sale, purchase or refinance.  Read more

20 Jul 2016

Kiwisaver rules for first home buyers

In April 2015 the Government introduced changes to the Kiwisaver withdrawal for first home buyers...
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31 May 2016

Buying a property - meth testing

Methamphetamine contamination has been described as being so prevalent that it could be worse than the leaky home crisis...
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31 May 2016

Building Warrants of Fitness

A building owner needs to renew a building warrant of fitness (BWOF) every 12 months to prove that the building’s life safety systems...
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18 Mar 2016

How well do you know your lease?

Whether you are a tenant or landlord, it is important that you understand your rights and obligations under your lease...
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15 Mar 2016

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

This article looks at the changes proposed for landlords and tennants...
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15 Mar 2016

Updated Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate

The widely used Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate prepared by the Auckland District Law Society and the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand has recently been update...
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29 Jan 2014

Commercial leases- issues to consider

What are the important considerations when entering into a commercial lease?
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