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October 22, 2021

Kāinga Ora Shared Ownership Scheme

Many new home buyers in New Zealand are finding it impossible to get on to the property ladder. With house prices rocketing, for many it seems […]
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 […]
July 12, 2017

Purchaser’s Perspective: What conditions should I put in my offer on a house?

Purchaser’s Perspective: What conditions should I put in my Sale & Purchase Agreement when making an offer on a house? From the Property Team Finding a […]
March 28, 2016

Updated Agreement For Sale & Purchase Of Real Estate

Recent changes to the widely used Agreement for Sale & Purchase of Real Estate prepared by the Auckland District Law Society and the Real Estate Institute […]
December 7, 2015

Tax Changes For Settlements & The ‘Bright-Line’ Test

With effect from 1 October 2015, there are new requirements around disclosure of tax information when buying, selling and transferring New Zealand property.   There is also […]
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


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 […]
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