Residential-Care Subsidy Update - Eligibility Improved

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The High Court, in Broadbent v The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development [2017] NZHC 1499 (a test case), has told the Ministry of Social Development that it is not correctly applying the means testing assessment for income when determining someone's eligibility for a residential-care subsidy. Read more

House and Land Package Purchase Issues

Friday, May 12, 2017

Buying a new build "House and Land" package has become a popular option for many first home buyers.  It can involve a deposit lower than 20% of purchase price (depending on finance), and means you have the time it takes to build to keep saving towards the purchase of your new home. 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

Purchase of Residential Property: An Outline

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The following is an outline of all of the services we will provide to you during the course of your sale. This list is intended to let you know exactly what is required and to provide you with piece of mind that the service we are providing is of the highest standard: Read more

Recent Posts


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