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Reverse mortgages

Reverse mortgages

Increasing in popularity The current combination of increasing living costs, rising house prices and low interest rates has seen more...
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Property Briefs

Property Briefs

Is your property fully insured? There are potential insurance risks for properties that have shared areas, for example multi-storey town...
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Succession and trust law changes

Succession and trust law changes

Extension of Māori Land Court jurisdiction A significant change to the succession laws relating to Māori land [1] came into force on...
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Trustees’ expenses

Trustees’ expenses

Should be reimbursed, but no need for extravagance When trustees incur expenses, they are not expected to be out of...
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New trusts legislation now in force

New trusts legislation now in force

Disclosure of trust information to beneficiaries The Trusts Act 2019 came into force on 30 January 2021. One major topic...
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Raising capital for your business

Raising capital for your business

Some options for offering shares The Covid pandemic has paved the way for innovation, and many New Zealanders spent 2020...
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Having a puff at work

Having a puff at work

Vaping now treated the same as tobacco smoking New Zealand laws have finally caught up with vaping (also called e-cigarettes)...
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Business briefs

Business briefs

Covid relief key expiry dates for businesses in 2021 In 2020, the government introduced a raft of legislation to provide...
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Investment in farming

Investment in farming

A focus on syndicated farm investments With the current low interest rate regime looking set to continue for some time,...
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The finite supply of water

The finite supply of water

Water easements Water is an absolute necessity for any type of farming or horticultural activity. Historically viewed as an infinite...
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Over the fence

Over the fence

Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill – submissions open Introduced to the House in July by the then Minister of Land...
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Directorships mean significant obligations

Directorships mean significant obligations

Hefty consequences for getting it wrong when company was in financial distress In September 2020, the Supreme Court released its...
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Holiday houses

Holiday houses

Rules for both owners and renters With New Zealand’s borders closed and overseas travel restricted for the foreseeable future, many...
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We’re buying a house together

We’re buying a house together

Time for a contracting out agreement? You have had years of saving up for the overseas experience many New Zealanders...
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Building a fence in town

Building a fence in town

As the daylight hours extend, so too does the list of summer jobs that have been building up over the...
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