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Published 29th August 2017 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

The number of rural fires throughout the country seems to be increasing each year.

Published 7th August 2017 by Scott Chamberlain, RMY Legal

An agreement to lease is an agreement between a landlord and tenant of commercial property. It gives the parties an opportunity to record their leasing arrangements before they are formalised...

Published 7th August 2017 by Cruickshank Pryde

Renting out residential property is a great way to make some extra money, pay your mortgage off faster and build an investment nest egg.

Published 7th August 2017 by Bronwyn Lane, Knapps Lawyers

If you’re buying a house, you will of course need insurance cover for your new property, and your lender will require it.

Published 9th May 2017 by Adrienne Olsen, Adroite Communications

Recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 require all rental properties to have ceiling and underfloor insulation meeting a set standard, where reasonably practicable, by 1 July 2019.

Published 9th May 2017 by Scott Chamberlain, RMY Legal

In a property market short of stock, buyers are hearing that their offer “might be a multi offer.” This creates a lot of confusion and uncertainty. 

Published 9th May 2017 by Scott Chamberlain, RMY Legal

By now, most first home buyers are aware that they can use a portion of their KiwiSaver balance to contribute towards the equity in their house purchase.

Published 9th May 2017 by Nic Popham, Cruickshank Pryde

Many episodes of Neighbours at War told of disputes regarding shared driveways. Whether you currently own a property or you’re in the market to buy a property with a shared driveway, it pays to know your rights and obligations.

Published 27th January 2017 by Richard Hearn, Corcoran French

The recent Kaikoura earthquake was yet another reminder of the volatile and unpredictable nature of the land on which we all live.

Published 9th December 2016 by Sarah Heald, Dorrington Poole

The recent earthquakes have created additional issues if you’re buying and/or selling property.