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.
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.
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.
Trees are a common backyard feature. They are home to wildlife, improve the quality of air and add to the beauty of our landscapes. BUT they also cause problems and occasionally fall down.
If a neighbouring tree is causing problems and interfering with the use and enjoyment of your land, what are your rights and how far do they extend?
The first question we usually ask when assisting someone buying a property, whether residential or commercial, is - do you have the money available to purchase, and if you don’t are you able to borrow to finance the purchase?