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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 […]
December 30, 2021

Tenants in common – when only one wants to sell

Property sharing agreements are becoming more prevalent as individuals seek certainty of outcomes, where unforeseen circumstances intervene after property purchases. […]
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? […]
October 5, 2021

Modifying or extinguishing restrictive covenants

A restrictive covenant is a contract between two parties that is restrictive in nature; a promise not to do something. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]