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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.

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 […]
July 13, 2021

Changes to tax deductability on interest expenses

In late March earlier this year, the Labour Government announced a number of changes regarding the New Zealand housing policy […]
June 24, 2021

A guide to KiwiSaver withdrawals and First Home Grants

The KiwiSaver first home withdrawal and First Home Grants are two completely separate processes. However, if you are eligible, the […]
May 25, 2021

Recent Change to the Bright-Line Test

The new rules around the bright-line test have been hard to miss in recent days, but what do they mean […]
May 6, 2021

Leaving chattels under a Will

There is a presumption often made by the will maker that they can leave the chattels they have to the […]
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 […]