It is common for families to arrange the ownership of their homes so that each spouse owns a one-half share as a tenant in common in equal shares.Read more
There has been increased interest recently in the acquisition of New Zealand property by overseas persons, particularly in the residential property market.Read more
We have recently achieved a satisfactory outcome for the 612 owners of an aging Timeshare Resort.Read more
There are two forms of enduring power of attorney in New Zealand:Read more
The Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) has been around now for over 15 years.Read more
The cumbersome and often confusing pool fencing rules are being revamped.Read more
In our second article on the Health and Safety Legislation changes in 2015 we look at Worker Engagement, Participation and Representation.Read more
Many Trusts are set up to protect family assets including homes farms and investments, but are drafted so that a degree of control is retained for the person who set up the Trust.Read more
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 is part of the Government’s package of reforms to address New Zealand’s high workplace injury and death rates. It will come into force on 4 April 2016.Read more
The Building and Housing Minister, Nick Smith, has announced that the Government was reviewing its policy on managing earthquake risk by better targeting regulations on buildings where location, use and type posed the greatest risk to life.Read more
Guides to the law
Here are links to the New Zealand Law Society law awareness pamphlets.
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