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

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