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Published three times a year. Fineprint is NZ LAW's flagship publication with wide-ranging articles.

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Covering in-depth business law issues, this newsletter is distributed three times a year to member firms' commercial clients.

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Trust eSpeaking

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

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Property Speaking

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

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Covers stories of interest to farmers and those working in the rural sector, in matters relating to New Zealand's heartland.

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Articles

Published 4th November 2016 by Scott Chamberlain, RMY Legal

Prior to the Property Law Act 2007 coming into force, commercial landlords could seize a tenant’s property to recover unpaid rent. This is no longer an option.

Published 4th August 2016 by Nic Popham, Cruickshank Pryde

The government announced on 31 July changes to Housing New Zealand’s KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme to help more first home buyers into the property market. These changes are effective from 1 August.

Published 1st August 2016 by Rebecca Dooley, RSM Law

Every day more Kiwis are learning that they have been living in methamphetamine (P)-contaminated properties. Discovering you have purchased a contaminated property can be financially, mentally and physically devastating for...

Published 1st August 2016 by Scott Chamberlain, RMY Legal

Nothing is worse than planning a celebratory dinner in your new home and finding the oven doesn’t work. How can you ensure this doesn’t happen?

Published 1st August 2016 by Scott Chamberlain, RMY Legal

Owners of commercial properties are often attracted to an annual CPI rent review. Standard agreements and deeds of lease make it very easy to agree to what seems like an...

Published 1st August 2016 by Scott Chamberlain, RMY Legal

An issue that arises with section purchases is the connection and cost of connecting services (gas, power, phone, internet, ultra fast fibre (UFF), water and sewage).

Published 14th April 2016 by Catherine Donaldson, Wilkinson Rodgers Lawyers

You have just moved into your new home and your neighbour knocks on your door. They say that your garage is two metres into their boundary, and that they need...

Published 14th April 2016 by Nic Popham, Cruickshank Pryde

Always do due diligence

Published 14th April 2016 by Shelly Harrison, Norris Ward McKinnon

The difference between ‘misrepresentations’ (which may support a claim for damages) and ‘mere puffery’ (being statements no reasonable person would take seriously) isn’t always clear.

Published 14th April 2016 by Shelly Harrison, Norris Ward McKinnon

Earlier this year, Stonewood Homes went into liquidation with more than 100 homes in Christchurch under construction. This left customers uncertain as to when their builds will be completed.