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Family Trusts May Have to Get an IRD Number Even if the Trust Earns No Income

Matthew Tetley-Jones

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Family Trusts May Have to Get an IRD Number Even if the Trust Earns No Income Read more

Need a Will? (Yes You Do!)

Brandon Cullen

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It is the old adage, nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. Death, however, often comes as a shock, not so much to the person who actually dies but to the family left behind to try and sort out the “estate” and what the deceased really wanted to happen with her antique dolls-house collection …  Read more

The Health and Safety Reform Bill

James Turner

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The enactment of the Health and Safety Reform Bill is expected to occur in April 2015. Significant changes to the workplace health and safety framework will require preparation now to ensure compliance.  Read more

Unit Titles Act 2010 : Is Your Licence Legal?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Do you have an informal licence over a portion of common property located in a unit title development?  Have you ever wondered if that licence is compliant with the requirements of the Unit Titles Act 2010 ("the Act")?  Read more

Effective Trust Management and Asset Protection

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Trust busting" is the term given to an attempt made to penetrate a Trust structure and have assets held by the Trust declared by the Courts to be owned personally by an individual. The implication of Trust assets being found to be owned personally is that these assets then become part of an individual's net worth and are an available "property pool" to former spouses/partners or creditors with valid claims against the individual.  Read more

Know Your Business - Things You Should Think About Before the Sale

Thursday, November 07, 2013

When it comes to a business sale you need to "know your business".  It is far too easy for assumptions to be made that are not incorporated in the sale agreement itself.  In this article, we comment briefly on some of the things you should think about before seeing an agent or putting pen to paper.  Read more

Defective Cross Lease Titles

Friday, October 11, 2013

Looking at buying or selling a cross lease property? One of the most common issues plaguing cross lease properties throughout New Zealand is the likelihood the flats plan (which is meant to show the boundary lines of the house, garage etc) is out-of-date and has not been updated following structural additions or improvements. The reason: it's not, strictly speaking, necessary from Council's perspective, and building consent may be granted without any reference or requirement to update the property's flats plan. The flow-on effect from this is the flats plan (which is attached to the certificate of title) is "defective", arguably giving a purchaser the right to pull out of an otherwise unconditional sale and purchase agreement.  Read more

Doing Business in New Zealand - A Guide

Thursday, April 18, 2013
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KiwiSaver Employer Contributions Rate Change

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The minimum contribution rate for employers and employees has increased from 2% to 3% of gross salary or wages from the first pay period commencing on or after 1 April 2013.  Read more

KiwiSaver for Generation Y - First Home Buyer Support

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

KiwiSaver has almost two million members. As at 1 May 2012, approximately 340,000 of those members were aged between 25 and 34. One of the advantages of KiwiSaver for this age group and others who are in the first home market is the schemes to assist first home buyers. Members can apply for a first-home deposit subsidy of up to $5,000.00 and can withdraw all or part of their savings to put towards their deposit.  Read more

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