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Articles: Property Law

Significant Changes to Trust Law

16 December 2019

A new Trusts Act 2019 will come into effect in January 2021 and will be the most comprehensive overhaul of New Zealand’s Trust law in more than 60 years.

A significant number of our clients have Family Trusts and there is now a window of opportunity of 14 months to review these Trusts.

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Do you need a lawyer to refinance?

15 November 2019

Thinking about refinancing your home loan or borrowing money to do some renovations around the house? We have noticed recently with the low interest rates that more people are looking at refinancing.

So do you need a lawyer to help you refinance?

Not always!

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Accidental damage to a rental property - who pays?

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.

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First Home Buyers

12 July 2019

GOING, GOING, SOLD!…. Are you a first home buyer and not sure where to start? Or have you found the perfect home but are overwhelmed with how to proceed?

Don’t panic, purchasing property doesn’t have to be stressful. There are some steps you can take to help with the purchase process.

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