Articles about NZ law

What is a family trust and do you need one?

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When you buy a house or start a family, you may start thinking about setting up a family trust. Family trusts are arguably a New Zealand social institution, but is a family trust right for your situation?

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 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 compliance certificate will be an important step in the process.  This article addresses some of the common questions relating to code compliance certificates. 

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