May 2, 2019

Have You Heard of the KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant?

Every penny counts when buying your first home! There are many options for financing your purchase; some including, your own savings, your KiwiSaver, and the KiwiSaver […]
March 15, 2019

Are You Thinking of Renting Your Property?

New Zealanders have a particular affinity for investing in residential property. We see large numbers of our clients retaining ownership of their first home when they […]
June 9, 2015

Update On Building Amendment Act 2013

The Building Amendment Act 2013 (‘Act’) changed the rules around residential building works from 1 January 2015.The changes include the following: Works worth more than $30,000 […]
June 10, 2014

Make Sure You’re Not Buying a ‘P House’

As the use of illicit drugs, particularly methamphetamine (‘meth’) grows in popularity, so does the chance that you could purchase a property that was used as […]
November 27, 2013

Cancelling a Conditional Purchase Contract

Most house buyers enter into a conditional agreement for the purchase of a residential property. These conditions may form part of the further terms of sale […]
September 25, 2013

Buying A Home – What You Need To Know

Have you just seen the home of your dreams? If you have, you probably know exactly where the couch will go, which bedrooms the kids will […]
March 5, 2013

Guarantees

Acting as a guarantor for someone, often in respect of payment of money, means that you agree to meet their obligations, if they do not. Guarantee […]
November 28, 2012

ADLS Building Report Provisions

Recently the Auckland District Law Society (‘ADLS’) updated their Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate (‘Agreement’). This Agreement is the most common contract used […]
November 4, 2011

Things You Need To Know Before Purchasing A Unit Title Property

Apartment living is becoming more and more popular in New Zealand, particularly in Wellington and Auckland. But owning a unit in a unit title development is […]