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 31, 2017

Planning a funeral used to be a taboo subject, but let’s face it dying is a part of life and it happens to all of us at some point in time.

Have you ever thought “what if?”  What if I were to pass away suddenly?  Would my family know what to do?  Who would take the lead...

May 31, 2017

Tenancies in New Zealand typically fall into two categories - residential or commercial. It is important for a landlord to understand the difference between the two.

A residential tenancy refers to a tenancy where a property is being rented to live in. Residential tenan...

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...

April 12, 2017

When purchasing a property, it’s advised a purchaser obtains a Land Information Memorandum Report (also known as a LIM Report). A LIM Report can be obtained from the local authority for a fee, and contains valuable information about the property such as soil contaminat...

April 12, 2017

In 2009, tenants Kenji and Tieko Osaki caused substantial damage to their rented home when Mrs Osaki left a pot of oil unattended on the stove, resulting in a fire breaking out through the property. The property was repaired through the landlord’s insurance, but the in...

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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