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Defining a de facto relationship

Defining a de facto relationship

Not that straightforward when it comes to property You may have heard that ‘Marriage is betting someone half your stuff...
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Lockdown rent relief – are there remedies?

Lockdown rent relief – are there remedies?

For many of us the recent lockdown brought a sense of déjà vu. Once again, a number of us were...
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Working from home

Working from home

Tax status of allowances Most, if not all, employers and employees will now be familiar with the once illusive and...
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Digital Boost – a tool for small business

Digital Boost – a tool for small business

Since the launch of government-funded Digital Boost in late 2020, more than 40,000 small businesses have signed up. Digital Boost...
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Waikato DHB cyber-attack

Waikato DHB cyber-attack

Business owners must stay vigilant On 19 May, a cyber-attack on the Waikato District Health Board brought down all hospital...
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Postscript

Postscript

Looking after your wellbeing In this very hard year, it’s important that we all look after our mental health. The...
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Property briefs

Property briefs

Impacts on property dealings during Covid The country is now out of its second lockdown with Auckland and parts of...
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Caveats

Caveats

Protecting your interest in land The Latin word ‘caveat’ literally translates to ‘let him beware’. In a legal sense, caveats...
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Disputes in contracts

Disputes in contracts

Help is at hand if things go wrong with your build Building your own home or doing renovations can be...
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Bonding agreements

Bonding agreements

Helping employers recoup training costs Bonding agreements can be an incredibly useful tool for ensuring employers can recoup costs incurred...
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Lease vs licence

Lease vs licence

Common contractual arrangements in commercial property Choosing the premises from which to operate your business can be daunting; it is...
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Business briefs

Business briefs

Unfair contract terms regime extended to small business contracts The Fair Trading Amendment Act 2021, which was passed into law...
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Buying your first home using KiwiSaver funds

Buying your first home using KiwiSaver funds

But you’re already the trustee of a trust The rules around the use of KiwiSaver have evolved over recent years...
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Estate laws due for a shake-up

Estate laws due for a shake-up

Law Commission proposals The laws about the administration of estates are being reviewed by the Law Commission. Much of what...
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Britney Spears’ conservatorship

Britney Spears’ conservatorship

Could it happen in New Zealand? The American entertainer Britney Spears’ conservatorship has recently been in the headlines. She is...
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