Property Speaking ISSUE 46 | WINTER 2024

In this issue

  1. Commercial leases
  2. Pre-settlement property inspection
  3. Property Briefs

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Commercial leases

There are many rights and obligations thataffect both tenants and landlords at the beginning, during and at the expiry or earlier termination of a commercial property lease.

2024-07-01T14:11:38+12:00July 1st, 2024|Newsletters|

COMMERCIAL eSPEAKING ISSUE 67 | WINTER 2024

In this issue

  1. Budget 2024
  2. Can losses be recovered from a faulty building?
  3. Business Briefs

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FEATURE ARTICLE

The Budget 2024

Although it is clear the economic outlook is somewhat gloomy, in delivering the 2024 Budget, the Minister of Finance, Nicola Willis, said savings across government have resulted in responsibly-funded tax relief.

2024-06-09T23:08:29+12:00June 9th, 2024|Newsletters|

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 44 | AUTUMN 2024

In this issue

  1. Significant Natural Areas
  2. Live animal exports
  3. Over the Fence

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Significant Natural Areas

Associate Minister for the Environment, Andrew Hoggard, announced on 14 March 2024 that the government will suspend the Significant Natural Areas (SNAs) requirements while it overhauls the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).

2024-06-09T23:15:30+12:00May 14th, 2024|Newsletters|

Fineprint ISSUE 93 | AUTUMN 2024

In this issue

  1. Invoices not being paid on time? A steer for debtors and creditors
  2. Personal grievances – Employers must act in good faith
  3. Receiving an inheritance during your relationship
  4. Do I still need a trust?
  5. Postscript

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Invoices not being paid on time?

The continued rise of input costs, finance costs, labour shortages, ongoing material shortages and compliance costs are forcing many businesses to tighten their belts...

2024-06-09T23:13:33+12:00April 15th, 2024|Newsletters|

Trust eSpeaking ISSUE 38 | AUTUMN 2024

In this issue

1. Making a bequest to a charity
2. Estates and guarantees
3. Can your ex-spouse claim your property when you die?

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Making a bequest to a charity

Our article explains a trustee’s obligations, why someone would take on this role and what could be an alternative path for trustees by having an independent trustee.

2024-03-04T09:17:44+13:00March 4th, 2024|Newsletters|

Fineprint ISSUE 92 | SUMMER 2023

In this issue

1. Two decades on: Proposed changes to the Retirement Villages Act 2003
2. What happens to your children when you separate?
3. Generative AI and copyright. Are you taking the right precautions?
4. Receivership, voluntary administration and liquidation: What are the differences?
5 Postscript

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Two decades on: Proposed changes to the Retirement Villages Act 2003

You, or someone you know, may be considering a move into a retirement village. Understanding the rules that govern retirement villages is crucial...

2024-01-08T13:30:10+13:00January 8th, 2024|Newsletters|

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 43 | SUMMER 2023

In this issue

1. National, ACT and New Zealand First coalition
2. Three Waters and Resource Management Act 1991 replacement legislation
3. Over the Fence

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FEATURE ARTICLE

National, ACT and New Zealand First coalition

What can agriculture expect? All three political parties that make up the governing coalition campaigned on the premise that agriculture is the backbone of New Zealand’s economy.

2023-12-20T12:37:43+13:00December 20th, 2023|Newsletters|

Property Speaking ISSUE 44 | SPRING 2023

In this issue

1. What happens if your builder goes bust?
2. Alternative methods to sell your property
3. Property Briefs

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FEATURE ARTICLE

What happens if your builder goes bust?

Building a new home is an exciting process. It can, however, be quite daunting with risks of unexpected delays, cost increases and, in the worst scenario, your project going completely off the rails...

2023-11-06T10:55:32+13:00November 2nd, 2023|Newsletters|

Fineprint ISSUE 91 | WINTER 2023

In this issue

1. Land covenants: now commonplace in residential developments
2. Advance directives: right to choose your healthcare
3. School boards of trustees: significant obligations and responsibilities
4. Time changed to raise personal grievance for sexual harassment: extended to 12 months
5. Postscript

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Land covenants

With all the property development over the last 20 years or so, land covenants have become commonplace in new build residential developments.

2023-07-31T13:46:57+12:00July 30th, 2023|Newsletters|

COMMERCIAL eSPEAKING ISSUE 64 | WINTER 2023

In this issue

1. Budget 2023
2. Business continuity planning
3. Business Briefs

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Budget 2023

With the country expecting a no-frills Budget to match the Hipkins’ government’s bread-and-butter focus on issues for 2023, this year’s Budget had few surprises.

2023-05-30T13:42:56+12:00May 30th, 2023|Newsletters|

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 41 | AUTUMN 2023

In this issue

1. Severe Weather Emergency Legislation Act 2023
2. Leased land impacted by Cyclones Hale and Gabrielle
3. Over the Fence

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Severe Weather Emergency Legislation Act 2023

The severe weather events this year, in particular Cyclones Hale and Gabrielle, highlighted the need to amend some legislation to assist recovery and improve resilience for areas that have been impacted.

2023-07-31T13:10:32+12:00May 10th, 2023|Newsletters|

Trust eSpeaking ISSUE 36 | AUTUMN 2023

In this issue

1. Who really wants to be a trustee?
2. Who are the ‘children of the settlors’?
3. Tikanga in the law of Aotearoa New Zealand

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Who really wants to be a trustee?

Our article explains a trustee’s obligations, why someone would take on this role and what could be an alternative path for trustees by having an independent trustee.

2023-03-09T15:35:52+13:00March 9th, 2023|Newsletters|
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