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Rent disputes – is there a cost effective resolution?

September 9th, 2021 Rhys Williams

Rent disputes – is there a cost effective resolution?

You want me to discount your lease payments? Say again!
A landlord might earn kudos and a devoted tenant by reducing your rent for a lockdown period but are you legally entitled to a reduction?

 
Who pays for repairs and maintenance in a unit title development?

September 9th, 2021 Dahl Calder

Who pays for repairs and maintenance in a unit title development?

Do you live in an apartment or unit and pay body corporate fees?

Who do you think should be paying for repairs and maintenance?
 
We have opportunities, we need to maximise these and intellectual property is no exception

September 9th, 2021 Kate Duckworth

We have opportunities, we need to maximise these and intellectual property is no exception

I wish that I had bought shares last year in a ventilator company, a breathing mask company, a hand sanitiser company, and a toilet paper company. Now is the time to invest in intellectual property.
 
Thinking of subdividing to pay off the mortgage?

September 6th, 2021 Julie Millar

Thinking of subdividing to pay off the mortgage?

If you are considering completing a subdivision, here are a few hints to make the process as streamlined as possible
 
COVID-19 - Issues for employers at Alert Level 3

September 2nd, 2021 Mike Gould

COVID-19 - Issues for employers at Alert Level 3

Requirements for workplaces at Level 3 are:

  • People must work from home if that is possible,
  • Contactless,
  • Physical distancing for workers,
  • Contact tracing.
 
COVID-19 How your business can weather the storm (updated)

August 27th, 2021 Nigel Moody

COVID-19 How your business can weather the storm (updated)

Is your business feeling the immediate effects of COVID-19 on your livelihood? What are your options and what can you do? It may not be easy, but it’ll be worth it.

 
COVID-19: Property Transactions Under Alert Level 4

August 25th, 2021 James Wilkinson, Julie Millar

COVID-19: Property Transactions Under Alert Level 4

The recent elevation to Covid-19 alert level four ("level 4") means there are difficulties with many property transactions around New Zealand going ahead. If you’re worried about your settlement, here’s some advice that may help.

Topics: COVID-19 , Property
 
No Jab, No Job?

August 24th, 2021 Nikki Farrell

No Jab, No Job?

We’ve put together some helpful questions and answers about the vaccine and employment rights.

 
Brett Gould – It’s time to master the perfect swing

August 19th, 2021 Gibson Sheat

Brett Gould – It’s time to master the perfect swing

With plans to retire later this year, life has thrown another twist at Brett, resulting in a decision to retire this month, sooner than he had hoped.
Topics: News
 
Do I need a Will?

August 3rd, 2021 Georgia Osmond

Do I need a Will?

You don’t need a Will right? Are you sure?
 
Healthy Homes Standards – Getting it right

July 30th, 2021 Michael O'Flaherty

Healthy Homes Standards – Getting it right

Landlords just cannot catch a break at the moment.

 
Fixed Term Tenancies - is a fixed term really a fixed term?

July 23rd, 2021 Sam Pinson

Fixed Term Tenancies - is a fixed term really a fixed term?

The rights of tenants are now stronger than ever. Regulations around Fixed term tenancies have changed in light of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 which took effect in February.
 
Residential Care Subsidies - A Guide

July 6th, 2021 Marcia Read

Residential Care Subsidies - A Guide

The decision to move to residential care can be difficult and stressful. It is often brought about by factors outside of anyone’s control.  As well as this, the prospect of expensive care fees can be daunting...

 
Why your free will may cost your family thousands

June 28th, 2021 Bryce Williams

Why your free will may cost your family thousands

The old saying “You get what you pay for” generally rings true.
 
More Sick Leave on the Horizon

June 17th, 2021 Michael O'Flaherty

More Sick Leave on the Horizon

Did you know that from 24th July 2021 sick leave entitlement increases from 5 to 10 days a year? Whether you’re an employee or employer, here’s some things you should know.