Property Speaking ISSUE 30 | WINTER 2019

2019-05-15T20:56:53+12:00May 15th, 2019|Newsletters|

In this issue

1. Property sale and purchase agreements
2. Looking for your first home?
3. Property Briefs

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Property sale and purchase

Generally speaking, GST on a property sale and purchase between two GST-registered entities results in a ‘GST neutral’ position for both the seller and the buyer. It’s essential that the sale and purchase agreement contains the correct wording, particulars and information in respect of the GST position of the parties to the agreement.

FINEPRINT ISSUE 78 | AUTUMN 2018

2019-04-15T16:54:52+12:00April 15th, 2019|Newsletters|

In this issue

1. Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman
2. Capital gains tax: Tax Working Group proposals
3. Wiping the slate clean: The seven year itch
4. Changes proposed to the Property (Relationships) Act 1976
5. Postscript: Employment law changes – Drones: know the rules

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Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman

The Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman office (IFSO) was established in 1995 to help consumers who were in dispute with their insurers or financial services providers.

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 29 | AUTUMN 2019

2019-03-21T16:29:51+12:00March 21st, 2019|Newsletters|

In this issue

1. Tenure review of Crown pastoral land to end
2. National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry
3. Over the Fence

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Tenure review of Crown pastoral land to end

The Minister for Land Information, the Hon Eugenie Sage, announced on 17 February this year that the ‘tenure review’ of Crown pastoral land under the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 (CPLA) would end.

Trust eSPEAKING ISSUE 28 | AUTUMN 2019

2019-02-27T11:30:33+12:00February 27th, 2019|Newsletters|

In this issue

1. Accessing the assets of a trust
2. No enduring power of attorney?
3. The bank of mum and dad

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Accessing the assets of a trust

When a marriage, civil union or de facto relationship breaks down, the couple will usually divide their property according to the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the PRA). However, these two people often hold property in a trust rather than personally.

COMMERCIAL eSPEAKING ISSUE 51 | SUMMER 2019

2019-02-05T11:34:08+12:00February 5th, 2019|Newsletters|

In this issue

1. Construction industry and its retentions scheme
2. Potpourri of employment law changes ahead
3. Business Briefs

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Construction industry and its retentions scheme

The collapse last year of Ebert Construction Limited took many in the construction industry by surprise, particularly its subcontractors who were owed retention moneys.

FINEPRINT ISSUE 77 | SUMMER 2018

2018-12-10T15:05:39+12:00December 10th, 2018|Newsletters|

In this issue

1. Retirement village life
2. Guest Editorial: New Zealand has the perfect business environment to develop blockchain technology
3. Make sure you have a will
4. Enforceable undertakings
5. Postscript

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Retirement village life

New Zealand’s ageing population has created a boom for retirement villages, with record numbers being developed. For many looking to retire or slow down, retirement village living is attractive – and it’s not hard to see why.

Property Speaking ISSUE 29 | SUMMER 2018

2018-11-21T17:54:34+12:00November 21st, 2018|Newsletters|

In this issue

1. Changes affecting every buyer of residential land
2. Buying a cross lease property
3. Property briefs

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Changes affecting every buyer of residential land

We covered the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill in Property Speaking’s Spring 2018 edition. The Bill has become law and is now the Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2018 (the OIA Act). It has been in force since 22 October.

Trust eSPEAKING ISSUE 27 | SPRING 2018

2018-10-10T14:26:08+12:00October 10th, 2018|Newsletters|

In this issue

1. Do I still need a trust?
2. How do I bring my trust to an end?
3. Validating imperfect wills

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Do I still need a trust?

It’s good practice to review its purpose. If you have a family trust set up a number of years ago, it’s good practice to review it to ensure it is still ‘fit for purpose’. Leading on from that is the question that is often asked of us, “Should I bring my trust to an end?”

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 27 | SPRING 2018

2018-08-24T09:21:20+12:00August 24th, 2018|Newsletters|

In this issue

1. Biosecurity in New Zealand
2. Private land with public access
3. Over the Fence

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Biosecurity in New Zealand

Biosecurity issues never seem to be far from the news these days. The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for biosecurity in New Zealand and gets its powers in relation to biosecurity under the Biosecurity Act 1993.

Property Speaking ISSUE 28 | SPRING 2018

2018-08-07T23:30:33+12:00August 7th, 2018|Newsletters|

In this issue

1. Guiding your offspring into flatting
2. The great lawyers’ fee debate
3. Warmer homes for Kiwis
4. Meth contamination – update
5. Foreign residential investment

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Guiding your offspring into flatting

Going flatting for the first time is an exciting step for your adult children. They get to live with people their own age and you have your freedom. How can they make the most of this new-found independence with the least risk to them?

FINEPRINT ISSUE 76 | WINTER 2018

2018-07-03T16:21:01+12:00July 9th, 2018|Newsletters|

In this issue

1. Making sure your loved one is mentally capable when signing their will
2. How old do you have to be?
3. Questions you shouldn’t ask job applicants
4. Inherited debt? What if your parents die broke?
5. Postscript

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Making sure your loved one is mentally capable when signing their will

What does it mean to have ‘mental capacity’ when it comes to signing a will or an important legal document?

Property Speaking ISSUE 27 | AUTUMN 2018

2018-05-22T16:07:26+12:00May 22nd, 2018|Newsletters|

In this issue

1. Is your rental safe and healthy?
2. Bright-line test period extended
3. Keeping New Zealand safe from money launderers
4. Pre-purchase inspections - what you can object to and what you can’t
5. Purchasing from a developer who isn’t a builder – what are the pitfalls?

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Is your rental safe and healthy?

New laws came into effect on 1 July 2016 that require landlords to make their properties safe and healthy for tenants.

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