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To keep up to date with and read about our latest news and events visit here regularly. Our posts will cover events and news that relate directly to our practice, while also updating you on important legal issues and updates.

February 10, 2021

The Dog Control Act 1996 Explained

Dogs are one of the most common domestic pets in New Zealand. Dogs provide companionship, are used to assist people […]
February 2, 2021

Changes to Building Consents

Six new exemptions to the Building Act 2004 (“the Act”) have been added, along with the expansion of four existing […]
January 16, 2021

Fixture or Chattel – Why should I care?

When buying or selling property, fixtures are generally included automatically, whereas chattels are not. This can cause difficulty, as it […]
December 23, 2020

Settlement day – does the vendor have to remove rubbish from the property?

Buying a new house is a positive experience and looked forward to by all purchasers. The Vendors too are looking […]
October 8, 2020

Importance of a Pre-Settlement Inspection

The excited purchasers have found the property and the deed is done – the agreement is signed. They know they […]
September 29, 2020

Rules and Regulations for Evicting a Tenant who Refuses to Leave

With over 34 percent of people in New Zealand renting the property they live in, the passing of the Residential […]
September 18, 2020

Paper Roads Explained

An unformed legal road, more commonly known as a paper road, is a parcel of land that is legally recognised […]
August 20, 2020

Open space covenants

Long before the current focus on climate change and other environmental issues emerged, many indications were already pointing New Zealand […]
August 6, 2020

Importance of insurance in a natural disaster

In light of recent events like the Christchurch earthquakes, and the Australian bushfires and flooding, it really does hammer home […]