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Published two times a year. Covers stories of interest to trustees and professionals advising on asset protection and trusts.

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Published three times a year. Keeping property investors and owners abreast of current property issues.

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Articles

Published 20th May 2019 by Scott Chamberlain, RMY Legal

Important to get the GST component right
Generally speaking, GST on a property sale and purchase between two GST-registered entities results in a ‘GST neutral’ position for both the seller and the buyer. It’s essential that the sale and purchase agreement contains the correct wording, particulars and information in respect of the GST position of the parties to the agreement.

Published 20th May 2019 by Bayley Roylance, RMY Legal

Help to get your foot in the door
The purchase of your first home may be more in reach than you think. In 2018, the government aligned the purchase price limits of existing first home buyer schemes with the newly-launched KiwiBuild programme. As a first home buyer, or an eligible ‘second-chancer’, you could use these schemes to help you into your new home, sooner.

 

Published 20th May 2019 by Andrew Bright, RMY Legal

A unit title is a form of property ownership where you own your unit, but the common areas are owned by the body corporate.

Published 20th May 2019 by Andrew Bright, RMY Legal

We all know that if a rental is damaged due to fair wear and tear, that the landlord is responsible for the repair costs as part of general maintenance. Fair wear and tear includes things like worn carpet, appliances breaking and scuff marks on the walls.

Published 20th May 2019 by Andrew Bright, RMY Legal

Becoming law in 2017, the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act establishes regulations to improve the quality of rental housing in New Zealand.

Following public consultation in 2018, the Healthy Homes Standards Regulations were approved by Cabinet on 13 May; you can find them here