Property Speaking ISSUE 37 | WINTER 2021

In this issue

1. Recent property tax changes
2. Clarity around fixtures and fittings
3. Property Briefs

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Recent property tax changes

In March 2021, the government announced three changes to property tax rules that are likely to affect anyone with residential property investments.

2021-06-23T15:21:49+12:00June 22nd, 2021|Newsletters|

Fineprint ISSUE 84 | AUTUMN 2021

1. Social media – intellectual property owner’s friend or foe?
2. Cyber security 101 for business
3. A child’s right to a relationship with both their parents
4. LIM reports and property files
5. Postscript

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Social media – intellectual property owner’s friend or foe?

Social media is a very powerful marketing tool. If used and managed properly, platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can be a brand’s best friend.

2021-04-23T18:14:41+12:00April 23rd, 2021|Newsletters|

COMMERCIAL eSPEAKING ISSUE 57 | SUMMER 2021

In this issue

1. Raising capital for your business
2. OIO temporary emergency notification requirement
3. Business Briefs

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Raising capital for your business

The COVID pandemic has paved the way for innovation, and many New Zealanders spent 2020 investing time and money into their new or existing businesses.

2021-02-10T12:48:22+13:00February 10th, 2021|Newsletters|

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 34 | SUMMER 2020

In this issue

1. Investment in Farming
2. The Finite Supply of Water
3. Over the Fence

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Investment in Farming

With the current low interest rate regime looking set to continue for some time, investors are increasingly looking at ways to generate a reasonable income either for their retirement or for other forms of saving.

2020-12-17T14:58:11+13:00December 17th, 2020|Newsletters|

Fineprint ISSUE 83 | SUMMER 2020

In this issue

1. Directorships mean significant obligations
2. Holiday houses
3. We’re buying a house together
4. Building a fence in town
5. Postscript

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Directorships mean significant obligations

Hefty consequences for getting it wrong when a company was in financial distress.

2020-11-25T17:28:14+13:00November 25th, 2020|Newsletters|

Property Speaking ISSUE 35 | SUMMER 2020

In this issue

1. Changes to the Building Act 2004
2. Understanding your property title
3. Property Briefs

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Changes to the Building Act 2004

Changes to the Building Act 2004 came into force on 31 August 2020. The changes vary the circumstances under which you are required to obtain a building consent.

2020-10-24T17:03:21+13:00October 24th, 2020|Newsletters|

COMMERCIAL eSPEAKING ISSUE 56 | SPRING 2020

In this issue

1. COVID relief roundup
2. OIO temporary emergency notification requirement
3. Property Briefs

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FEATURE ARTICLE

COVID relief roundup

Since the pandemic arrived on our shores, the government has made available multiple types of financial relief; more than one may be available to your business.

2020-09-16T13:05:49+12:00September 16th, 2020|Newsletters|

FINEPRINT ISSUE 82 | WINTER 2020

In this issue

1. Emission control: What the Zero Carbon Act means for business
2. Editorial: Our new normal post-COVID
3. Charities in New Zealand
4. Privacy in an ever-evolving digital age: New Privacy Act
5. Postscript

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Emission control: What the Zero Carbon Act means for business

One of the most significant pieces of new legislation introduced last year was the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019, more commonly referred to as the ‘Zero Carbon Act’.

2020-06-30T20:17:15+12:00September 3rd, 2020|Newsletters|

Trust eSpeaking ISSUE 31 | SPRING 2020

In this issue

1.Legal documents signed during lockdown
2. Trustees’ decisions
3. Relationship property claims

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Legal documents signed during lockdown

During the COVID lockdown, special rules applied to the signing of some legal documents. Obviously it was, and is, not possible to have your signature witnessed by someone outside your bubble in Levels 3 and 4.

2020-08-19T14:26:35+12:00August 19th, 2020|Newsletters|

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 33 | WINTER – SPRING 2020

In this issue

1. Rural leases
2. National Environmental Standards for Freshwater 2020
3. Over the Fence

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Rural Leases

In the Autumn edition of Rural eSpeaking we discussed the situation that COVID had caused with leases where tenants were unable to access their premises due to lockdown restrictions.

2020-08-06T23:16:58+12:00August 6th, 2020|Newsletters|

COMMERCIAL eSPEAKING ISSUE 55 | WINTER 2020

In this issue

1. The Wellbeing Budget 2020: Rebuilding Together
2. Government’s COVID-19 wage subsidy scheme
3. Property Briefs

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The Wellbeing Budget 2020: Rebuilding Together

The government’s Budget, presented by the Minister of Finance the Hon Grant Robertson on 14 May has addressed, in the words of the Minister, “a 1-in-100 year health and economic challenge” as it moves to rebuild the economy post-COVID-19.

2020-05-21T15:47:05+12:00May 21st, 2020|Newsletters|

Property Speaking ISSUE 33 | AUTUMN 2020

In this issue

1. Adapting the agreements can help property developers
2. RAgreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate
3. Property Briefs

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Adapting the agreements can help property developers

There has been recent media attention on the way property development contracts are structured following the cancellation of a number of Agreements for Sale and Purchase by the developers of a project in Tawa, just north of Wellington.

2020-03-17T14:14:08+13:00March 20th, 2020|Newsletters|

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 31 | SUMMER 2019

In this issue

1. Action Plan for Healthy Waterways
2. On-farm emissions reduction
3. Over the Fence

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Action Plan for Healthy Waterways

Water quality is no new issue in Aotearoa New Zealand, but it is a growing one. On 31 October 2019, the government closed submissions on the Action Plan for Healthy Waterways

2019-12-17T12:06:29+13:00December 18th, 2019|Newsletters|

Property Speaking ISSUE 32 | SUMMER 2019

In this issue

1. Leasing commercial premises
2. Residential tenancies
3. Property Briefs

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Leasing commercial premises

Commercial leases come in varying shapes and sizes. Whether you operate a transport business and need a place to park your trucks, manufacture and sell goods from a warehouse or conduct your trade from a boutique store in the heart of the CBD, your lease agreement will be at the heart of your business.

2019-11-05T14:07:11+13:00November 11th, 2019|Newsletters|
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