Thinking of Buying a Commercial Property?

Friday, January 19, 2018

Consider these five tips before entering into an agreement. Read more

Terms of Trade - An Essential Part of Your Business

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Terms are Essential: Read more

Commercial Leases - Things Landlords Should Consider Before Entering Into a New Lease

Friday, May 12, 2017

It is in a Landlord's best interest to protect their investment and make sure any exposure to loss from a dodgy Tenant is minimised.  All too often we hear of stories involving a Landlord being duped by a Tenant for whatever reason.  Perhaps the Tenant becomes unable to pay its rent and rather than seeking out the Landlord and dealing with the situation head on, the Tenant allows its financial problems to continue until it is too late.  By this time the Landlord is often owed money in rental and outgoings arrears and in the more extreme circumstances can be left with a vacant property needing to be re-tenanted urgently. Read more

Protecting Commercial Landlords From Tenancy Default

Friday, May 12, 2017

Unfortunately situations where Tenants are unable to pay rent on their leased commercial premises happens all too often.  As a commercial property Landlord, knowing your rights and what to do if this situation arises will help minimise your losses. Read more

Auckland's Unitary Plan - In a Nutshell

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

You may have heard the term 'Auckland Unitary Plan' bantered about - if you live in Auckland or plan to, this document will have an impact on your life; whether it be job creation and development, how affordable your home is, and even who your neighbours may be, take a few moments and familiarise yourself with it (access here: Auckland Unitary Plan) or, given it is 7,000 pages, read on for a brief overview... Read more

Commercial Property Due Diligence Issues

Monday, February 25, 2013

Purchasers of commercial property should undertake an exhaustive review of each potential purchase before declaring an agreement unconditional. This review should be undertaken in consultation with your lawyer, accountant, property manager, building inspector, lender, and otherwise as appropriate. Read more

Recent Posts


Amundson v Raos Twelve years Repayment Broadbent v Ministry of Social Development Case Study Creating Trusts Gifts Personal Family Protection Act 1955 Limitation Act 2010 Company Law Testamentary writing Fair share Division of Functions Vessel surveyor Verbal abuse Relationship Property Interpretation Act 1999 Section 29 Legislation update Charities Grey Power Psychological abuse Zero Hour Contracts Clayton case Unfair contract terms Albany Office Erceg v Erceg Directors' Duties Charity Privacy Act 1993 Commercial Law Wills Act 2007 Section 14 Lankow v Rose Acknowledgment Section 182 Family Proceedings Act 1980 Visa application Ship Resident Visa Auckland Office Income Will that do Rest Home Subsidies Anti-money laundering (AML) Expression of interest Character requirements Estate Administration KiwiSaver Shareholders' Agreement Elder Law Resident Companies Act 1993 Frustration Claims against estates Maritime Law Vessel survey Break up Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCFA) Work and Income Immigration Employment Recovery of money Loss of income White v White Litigation Property Due Diligence Violence ''Best Endeavours'' Hawkes Bay Trustee Company Limited v Judd Insurance WINZ De facto Tamarapa v Byerley Interpretation of documents Financial Advisers Act 2008 Limitation period Tenant Beneficiary Rights Trustee Duties Vessel Sale and Purchase Limitation Act 1950 Ministry Offending Asset Protection Residential Interest Reckless Trading Business Financial products Trust busting Limitation defence Trusts Bill Document Disclosure Changes Interpretation Act 1999 Deceased's wishes Partner of resident Part payment Lease Titles Wills Act 2007 Section 8 Domestic Violence Act 1995 Consumer credit contracts Six years Lease Family Trusts Mortgage Abuse Property (Relationships) Act 1976 Sale of Goods Section 15 Seperation Mortgagor Ministry of Social Development Body Corporate Eviction Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA) SMC Mortgagee Trusts Undue influence Trust Confidentiality Testamentary freedom Pattern of offending Health and Safety Reform Bill Financial services provider (FSP) Immigration New Zealand Protector Wilson v Donnellan Wills Wills Act 2007 Re Estate of Campbell Testamentary capacity Compensation Will Physical abuse Commercial Intellectual Property Gifting Landlord SN v MN [2017] NZCA 289 Commercial Property Wills Act 2007 Section 11 Tenants Subsidies Living standards Economic disadvantage Constructive trusts Validity of Wills Lump sum Skilled migrant Acknowledgment of Debt Terms of Trade Valid wills Skilled migrant points Domestic violence Duress Personal Properties and Securities Act 1999 Principal Charity begins at home Temper Executors duty Re Estate of Feron Contract Law Ilott v Mitson 2017 UKSC 17 Financial services Invalid wills Administrators duty Section 15A Marriage Fair Trading Act 1986 Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 Trust Check Up Testamentary Promises Blackwell v Hollings Protection Order Civil union Partnership based work visa Murrell v Hamilton