6 August 2019
Are you a Landlord or Tenant or been in a rental property that has been accidently damaged? Who fronts the cost of accidental damage to a rental property has been an ongoing issue since 2016 when a court ruling determined that landlords could not recover the excess of an insurance claim from the tenants.
This resulted in some Landlords having to pay the excess for damages where the tenant damaged the property, and in some circumstances, pay multiple times.
13 February 2019
Hopefully my weather forecast isn’t right, and it’s not raining as you read this. However it’s a good time now to think about insulating for the winter. It’s nice to be able to light your fire, and not have the heat leave the room within minutes of the fire dying down.
12 December 2018
With the festive season rapidly approaching us with family time, sun and relaxation to look forward to, this period can also bring with it a heap of unwelcomed stress. One unfortunate event that that can put a real dampener on anyone’s Christmas day is a broken gift. Whether it is a broken part to a new toy, a malfunctioning electronic device, or an item that just does not work the way it was advertised, knowing your consumer rights and how to address such issues can alleviate this stress and disappointment.
21 November 2018
A franchise can be a great business opportunity. They give the ability to purchase into and run a well known brand, they have an established supply chain and usually provide an the equipment and training to get a new franchise up and running. Given the extra resources available they can make an easier path into running a business.
9 October 2018
Many of us have done our own renovation work to our property. One of the main ways onto the property ladder is still to purchase a dated property and do some renovation work to make it fresh and new again.
However when looking to do renovation work you need to consider the extent of the works you are contemplating and whether you will need building consent.