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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.

October 8, 2019

An overview of Mortgagee sales

If you buy a property at a mortgagee sale, be aware that you are entering a contract that is quite […]
August 31, 2019

Rental Property Standards

The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 requires landlords to provide and maintain rental properties in a reasonable state of repair for […]
August 13, 2019

Different Ways Titles are Held – Crosslease, fee simple, stratum in freehold, leasehold

A title is a way to record the land and properties information, such as lot numbers, how big the section […]
July 30, 2019

Why do we pay rates?

Rates provide income to councils around NZ to help fund services and facilities that benefit the public. Rates are collected […]
July 12, 2019

How can you requisition a title?

Under an agreement for sale and purchase of land, a requisition of title is a request made by the purchaser […]
May 31, 2019

What is the purpose of a LIM report?

When purchasing a property, obtaining a Land Information Memorandum (“LIM”) report from the relevant council is strongly recommended. A LIM […]
May 15, 2019

Meth Contaminated Properties

A property that has been used to manufacture methamphetamine, or has had methamphetamine smoked inside, can be contaminated with methamphetamine […]
July 24, 2017

The Bright Line Test

In 2015, the government introduced the “bright-line test”, a method which attempts to tighten the property investment rules. The bright-line […]
July 8, 2017

Strange and Wonderful Land Covenants

Land covenants are standard in residential developments. They are essentially the rules that the owners and occupiers of land within […]