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...
March 26th, 2020
Home-owners who have had their income disrupted by COVID-19 may be entitled to a 6-month mortgage payment holiday, but they should carefully consider whether a mortgage holiday is necessary because it will lead to a greater liability in the future.
March 26th, 2020
- The rent freeze applies for an initial period of six months
- If a landlord has already given a rent increase or termination notice that comes into effect on or after the Bill comes into force (26 March 2020), this notice is of no effect.
March 24th, 2020
The Government has announced a rent freeze in response to the Covid-19 virus. The rent freeze only applies to residential properties ...
Multi-generational households in NZ increased by 49% from 1996 to 2013.
For parents and adult children who own a house together, a Property Sharing Agreement should be put in place. This will ensure that everyone knows where they stand, and avoid misunderstandings that could lead to conflict down the track.
December 13th, 2018
The division of relationship property is regulated by the Property Relationship Act. The purpose of the Act is to set out some rules for the fair division of relationship property at the end of a relationship.
February 21st, 2018
Separate property is all property of a spouse/partner that is not required to be equally shared under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“Act”) when a relationship comes to an end. Generally, inheritance is separate property, however there are exceptions...
May 12th, 2017
Part 8 of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (‘the Act’) deals with the division of property where a marriage, civil union or de facto relationship ends (after 1 February 2002) because one (or both) of the parties has died.
February 27th, 2017
Until we are confronted with death, an emergency or illness, few of us are likely to turn our minds to the interplay between the law, and how it affects the way we deal with a loved one’s remains, let alone the choices we make or leave in respect of our own bodies.