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    Attention: Foreign Buyers! Overseas Investment Act Update 21 Aug 2018
    Several months ago we wrote an article on the key changes to the Overseas Investment Act coming into force later in the year (the article can be found here). The Read more...
    A Helping Hand for First Home Buyers 06 Aug 2018
    Options for parents to help It’s every Kiwi’s dream to own their own quarter-acre share of paradise. Unfortunately for many first home buyers today, not only are the quarter-acre sections fast Read more...
    Which form of Building Contract should I use? 13 Apr 2017
    We have a lot of clients coming to us with a building project where the contractor or consultant proposes using a standard form contract. It can be confusing as to Read more...
    Upcoming changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney 02 Feb 2017
    As from 16 March 2017, certain changes are being made to the Protection of Person Property Rights Act 1988 ('the PPPR Act'), as well as the accompanying Regulations, which will Read more...
    Methamphetamine in Properties: What you need to know if you own a property 19 Oct 2016
    The media has been reporting about the increased use of Methamphetamine.  This article outlines how it could affect you! Methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous Read more...
    Top Tips – Buying a House – What you need to know 30 May 2016
    We have seen a lot of people make some mistakes when buying a house.  These are the top 10 things to consider when making that purchase... (more…) Read more...
    Ni Hao: Doing business with Chinese investors 11 May 2016
    Introduction We’ve all seen the headlines about growing Chinese investment around the world and New Zealand is certainly no exception.  Although you may already have been in business for years and Read more...
    Commercial Leases – Changes to the Standard Terms 04 Sep 2013
    The ADLS (Auckland District Law Society) Deed of Lease is the document most commonly utilised for commercial tenancies. An updated version (6th edition) has recently been released. The updated lease contains Read more...
    Is my Will binding in all circumstances? 19 Jul 2013
    Many people do not realise that a Will, even if signed correctly, can still be challenged after a person dies. It is important, therefore, to give careful consideration as to how Read more...
    Does a family trust protect my home against relationship property claims? 20 May 2013
    You may have heard that trusts are a good protector of homes against relationship property claims. Indeed they may be – but they are not watertight protection. There are various Read more...