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Articles: Property Law

Kiwisaver withdrawals for previous home-owners

12 March 2019

Want to use your kiwisaver to purchase a house, and have owned a property previously? If you meet the criteria then you may be able to withdraw your kiwisaver.

To do this you must make an application to Housing New Zealand (HNZ) to determine whether you meet the criteria. The criteria is to assess whether you are in the same financial position as a first home buyer.

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Warm toes - happy tenants

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.

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Overseas Investment Act and Forestry

18 October 2018

Changes to the Overseas Investment Act 2005 will come into force on 22 October 2018. The amendments have implications for overseas persons looking to purchase residential land, and also forestry and horticulture land. This article will focus on interesting changes for the overseas purchase of forestry land.

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Kiwi DIY

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.

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