A warning from Insurance Council of New Zealand: Is your property fully insured? Also, we consider the implications of Stage 2 of the Residential Tenancies Act changes, now in force. Now that it is more difficult to remove an unwanted tenant from your rental property, it is crucial to do your due diligence on a prospective tenant, but be aware of their right to privacy.
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Some older homeowners are seeking ‘reverse mortgages’ from their lenders in order to release the growing equity in their property. Here’s what you need to know.
An examination of a variety of clauses to suit different situations when rent is up for review in commercial leases.
The Trusts Act 2019 came into force on 30 January 2021. One major topic of discussion arising from the new Act has been the provisions governing disclosure of trust information to beneficiaries.
Trustees’ expenses should be reimbursed, but no need for extravagance. When trustees incur expenses, they are not expected to be out of pocket in carrying out their responsibilities. Trustees are entitled to use trust money or to get a refund from the trust fund if they incur expenses in carrying out their duties.
Extension of Māori Land Court jurisdiction. A significant change to the succession laws relating to Māori land came into force on 6 February 2021 (Waitangi Day).
In 2020, the government introduced a raft of legislation to provide temporary relief for businesses struggling to navigate the effects of the Covid pandemic. Some relief measures, such as the safe harbour for company directors, have already expired, while others will expire this year unless they are renewed.
The COVID pandemic has paved the way for innovation, and many New Zealanders spent 2020 investing time and money into their new or existing businesses.
The COVID pandemic has paved the way for innovation, and many New Zealanders spent 2020 raising funding for their new or existing businesses.
Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill submissions open, the Synlait settles Pōkeno land dispute settlement reached and a reminder that the Trusts Act 2019 comes into effect on 30 January 2021