Articles about NZ law

Building Guarantees – do I need one?

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The Building Act provides implied warranties for all residential building work, however it's not all plain sailing.  A system of licensing now exists for licensed building practioners to carry out building work, and this scheme is designed to ensure that major work is carried out by competent trades people who are held accountable for their work if anything goes wrong. The remedies available to owners include:

Code of Compliance Certificate – what’s the story?

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Whether you are looking to purchase a new home, renovate an existing one or start from scratch, a code of compliance certificate will be an important step in the process.  This article addresses some of the common questions relating to code of compliance certificates. 

Trust Law Revolution?

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The Supreme Court has recently addressed controversial topics of great interest to lawyers, accountants and their clients.

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