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December 21, 2023

BUYING OFF PLAN – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

1. Buying off plan Buying “off plan” can have some significant advantages over buying an existing house. However, there are also a few things that buyers […]
August 4, 2023

NAVIGATING LOVE & TRUSTS – THE PERILS OF ASSET PROTECTION IN RELATIONSHIPS

Imagine this. You’ve just met the perfect person, with whom you wish to share the rest of your life. Things are great. The relationship is moving […]
July 25, 2023

COMPULSORY ACQUISITIONS OF LAND UNDER THE PUBLIC WORKS ACT

The Public Works Act 1981 (PWA) is a piece of legislation that enables the compulsory acquisition of any land required for public work purposes. You may […]
May 11, 2023

AVOCADO ON TOAST MAY BE BACK ON THE MENU… (CCCFA LENDING CHANGES MAY 2023)

  You may be familiar with the news headlines that emerged following government changes to New Zealand’s Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) at the […]
April 6, 2023

TAX CHANGES APPLYING TO BUILD-TO-RENT SECTOR

In mid-2021, the New Zealand government announced an exemption to the interest-deductibility rules for some landlords and developers in the build-to-rent (BTR) sector. This exemption is […]
March 16, 2023

REFINANCING: DON’T SETTLE FOR ADVERTISED RATES

Comparison websites will tell you which banks have the lowest fixed term mortgage rates for each period and outline your potential mortgage savings. These comparisons can […]
February 2, 2023

COOKIES, PRIVACY & FINE PRINT – HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

The internet has flipped the script on how to successfully operate a business. Gone are the days when billboards and print media reigned supreme as the […]
January 18, 2023

REFINANCING – IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK

Time to refinance your mortgage? With rising interest rates and no apparent respite in sight, could it be time to refinance your mortgage? The uncertainty regarding […]
October 11, 2022

OBLIGATIONS & RISKS IMPOSED ON TRUSTS

The trusts landscape has changed drastically over the last three years after being relatively consistent for more than half a century. Trusts and trustees in this […]
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