June 16, 2017

Many people take comfort in having a will that expresses their final wishes, believing that upon their death the instructions they have set out will be followed.  Therefore, it may come as a surprise to some that your will can be challenged after you die and if success...

May 31, 2017

A house purchase is often the biggest asset (and debt) a person will take on during their lifetime. Rising house prices in Auckland mean that first home buyers looking for a foot on the property ladder often need to consider alternative options such as purchasing a pro...

May 31, 2017

A dry Summer is a timely reminder to consider the importance of water easements, particularly for rural properties.  

An easement grants a right for the owner of one property to do something on someone else’s property. There are several types of easements including the...

May 31, 2017

A vendor is required to sell a property with vacant possession unless the particulars of the tenancy are included in the agreement for sale and purchase.

Vacant possession includes:

  • Giving title to the property free from any tenancy or right of occupation; and
     

  • ...

May 31, 2017

In our life time we all manage to establish something whether it be a property, a business or simply even savings, we still have interests that we would like to see protected. The easiest way to do so is to make sure you have a valid Will. Your Will is one of the most...

May 10, 2017

This is not an unreasonable question to ask given the growing number of New Zealand homes which have tested positive for methamphetamine or “P”. The risk of a contaminated property affects property owners, buyers, sellers and tenants.

If P is manufactured or used even o...

January 2, 2017

Auctions are now becoming a more popular method of selling property. However, vendors have a lot to consider before agreeing to go to auction. For example, vendors need to determine a reserve price, bidding increments and what happens if the reserve price is not met. 
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January 2, 2017

Auctions are now becoming a more popular method of selling property. Purchasing a property through auction is a little different to purchasing through other methods and purchasers have a lot to consider.
 

Sales by auction are unconditional. Once the hammer falls and th...

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