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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.

June 23, 2022

Rollover relief to the Brightline rule

The Brightline property rule applies to properties purchased after 1 October 2015. It looks into what period the property was […]
May 31, 2022

Changes to Kāinga Ora First Home Grant

Changes to Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities’ (“Kāinga Ora”) first home products were recently announced as a part of […]
February 11, 2022

Getting a Mortgage in 2022 – what you need to know

You may have heard that banks have been tightening their belts but why has this happened and what can you […]
November 3, 2021

Partner with Kainga Ora to buy your first home

Are you a First Time Home Buyer who doesn’t quite have enough to buy a home that meets your needs? […]
September 7, 2021

New purchase price allocation rules

The purchase price allocation (“PPA”) income tax rules came into effect on 1 July 2021. These rules are particularly significant […]
September 1, 2021

How does Alert Level 3 affect property transactions?

All of us here at Pier Law are working remotely from our homes and will continue to so during Alert […]
April 8, 2021

Traps when buying a used car

While the process of buying a used car is usually completed without legal advice, it is useful to refresh the […]
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 […]
April 8, 2020

Buying or Selling Property During the COVID-19 Lockdown

If you are in the middle of buying or selling property during the COVID-19 lockdown, it is likely that this […]