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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.

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 […]
April 10, 2017

Building a Boundary Fence

The Fencing Act 1978 prescribes the steps that a person must take before building a fence on or near the […]
January 19, 2017

What goes on in a property transaction?

Many kiwis will, during their lifetimes buy and sell property.  Property transactions are not simple; nor should they be.  The […]