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Building a Boundary Fence

December 7th, 2016 Gibson Sheat

Building a Boundary Fence

The Fencing Act 1978 prescribes the steps that a person must take before building a fence on or near the boundary with a neighbour.
Topics: Property
 
What goes on in a Property Transaction?

October 9th, 2016 Gibson Sheat

What goes on in a Property Transaction?

Many kiwis will, during their lifetimes buy and sell property. The process of buying and selling is not as simple as one might think, and given the importance and value of the asset involved, property transactions necessitate a degree of complexity and care.
Topics: Property
 
Residential Land Withholding Tax - What is it and does it apply to you?

July 1st, 2016 Gibson Sheat

Residential Land Withholding Tax - What is it and does it apply to you?

In certain circumstances Residential Land Withholding Tax (“RLWT”) is a tax deducted from proceeds of the sale of residential property.
Topics: Property
 
Building Warrants of Fitness

May 31st, 2016 Gibson Sheat

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 (called specified systems) have been maintained and inspected. The BWOF is obtained by the building owner and provided to the Council, and must be displayed in the building in a visible place at all times.
Topics: Property
 
How well do you know your lease?

March 18th, 2016 Gibson Sheat

How well do you know your lease?

The most common form of commercial lease used in New Zealand is the Auckland District Law Society deed of lease (Lease). Whether you are a tenant or landlord, it is important that you understand your rights and obligations under the Lease.
Topics: Property