Property eSpeaking

Property eSpeaking keeps property investors and owners abreast of current property issues, also including commentary on recent case law.

This e-newsletter is published three times a year by NZ Law for its member firms.

2017

Property Speaking November

Today we’ve published the Summer 2017 edition of Property Speaking. We hope you find this material both interesting & useful.

Inside you’ll find articles on:

- Speak with us before you sign the Agreement: Don’t be like John

- Being an Airbnb Host: - You have significant obligations to a number of parties

- Property Briefs: Current tenants selling their business - what it means for a landlord; ticking the boxes on Agreements for Sale & Purchase - be careful; “Joint tenants” or “tenants in common” when buying?

To talk with us on any of these topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Property Espeaking August

Today we’ve published the early 2017 Spring edition of Property Speaking. We hope you find this material both interesting and useful.

Inside you will find articles on:

- Making the most of your agreement to lease

- What are your rights when your tenants don’t pay up?

- Property briefs: buying a house - are you covered? - hidden titles - cross lease issues - warts and all clauses

To talk with us on any of these topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Property Speaking May

Today we’ve published the Autumn/Winter 2017 edition of Property Speaking.

We hope you find this material both interesting and useful.

Inside you’ll find articles on:

- Sharing a driveway: know you rights and obligations

- Airbnb: key tax considerations

- Property briefs: Your kiwisaver funds - more flexible than you might think - more on multi offers - grants available to insulate rental properties.

To talk with us on any of these topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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2016

Property E Speaking November

Today we’ve published the Summer 2016 edition of Property Speaking. We hope you find the material both interesting and useful.

Inside you’ll find articles on:

Property owners Should Get All Their Ducks in a Row: Make sure you have a Will & Enduring Powers of Attorney

Don’t rush into signing an agreement for Sale & Purchase: Always wait to get legal advice

Property Briefs - Meth testing in a property from a vendors perspective - Multi offers on a property - Terminating a commercial lease for unpaid rent

To talk with us in any of these topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us

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Property Speaking August

Today we’ve published the Winter edition of Property Speaking -

Inside you will articles on:

- P- Contamination in residential property

- Looking at buying your first home? look into Kiwisaver

- Property briefs:

- The oven doesn’t work, what to do?

- Commercial CPI rent reviews

- Sections without connections

We’re happy to talk further with you on any of these topics, or indeed any other legal matter.

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Property Speaking April

Today we’ve published the Autumn 2016 edition of Property Speaking:

Inside you’ll find articles on:

Legal Boundaries - Why titles matter

Test the depth before you jump in - Always do due diligence

Property briefs

Misrepresentations in property transactions - keep to the facts

When builders go into liquidation

To talk with on any of these topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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2015

Property Speaking Spring/Summer 2015 October

Today we’ve published the Spring/Summer edition of Property Speaking. We hope you find these property themed articles both interesting and useful.

Inside:

The Bright-line Test: new requirements for buyers & sellers of residential property

Look before you leap into a contract: Conditional property agreements can turn around to bite you…...

Property Briefs: Selling your property? Avoid payment of commission to more than one agent….... Contact us early on in the subdivision process, not right at the end

If you’d like to talk to us on any of these topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Property Speaking Winter 2015 July

​Today we’ve published the Winter 2015 edition of Property Speaking. We hope you find the articles both interesting and useful.

Inside:

Doing up your house? Make sure you know what renovations need a building consent

Student Flats: Obligations of both landlords & tenants

Property Briefs: Look a little deeper….... taxing property gains: the proposed “bright line” test

If you’d like to talk with us on any of these topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Property Speaking April

​Today we’ve published the Autumn 2015 edition of Property Speaking. We hope you find the articles both interesting and useful.

Inside: The Changing Course of a River Can Alter Your Boundaries: Accretion vs Avulsion

Get a Building Report when You’re Buying a New House

Property Briefs: Rent reviews and the value of a LIM report

If you’d like to talk with us on any of these topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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2014

Property eSpeaking - Summer 2014 November

The Summer 2014 edition includes

Residential Building Contracts: Homework Important when building

Facebook : Is this your personal property or not ?

Property briefs: Owning a cross lease, cross lease insurance, making alterations to your dwelling on a cross lease title.

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Property eSpeaking Issue 16: Winter 2014 July

All Trustees Must Sign when Dealing with Trust Assets: No short cuts when dealing with property. Paper Roads and Public Access: Now easier to find. Property Briefs: Joint tenancy v tenancy in common; Forcing a sale and property sharing agreements; Relationship property update - 30/70 asset split.

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Property eSpeaking Issue 15: Autumn 2014 April

Kid Gloves Needed: GST schedule in Agreement for Sale and Purchase. Retirement Village Living: Best or worst investment? Property Briefs: Change on the way for taxation of property investment; P-lab testing; Cross leases.

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