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Guarantees and Indemnities – What, Why and How?

Guarantees and Indemnities

A guarantee provides for the most part, surety in the case of an agreement between two parties.
Guarantees and indemnities can be an area of law which cause confusion and uncertainty to many.

Does the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism Act effect your business?

New Zealand is one of the safest places in the world to live and carry out business, due to its extremely low levels of corruption. However, more than $1.35 billion is illegal laundered through our country each year.

90 Day Trial Period – What is it?

The 90 day trial period is a key component of employment law, yet employers and employees alike are often still in the dark about the purpose and function of the process.

Standout Clauses in the ADLS Lease.

ADLS commercial lesae clauses

This article covers some of the “stand out” clauses in the ADLS lease agreement that should be understood by tenants and landlords.

Land transfer tax statements

land transfer tax statement

When selling a property, your lawyer will ask you to complete a document known as a Land Transfer Tax Statement. This article explains the process.

When leasing a commercial property, who is responsible for the maintenance?

building maintenance commercial property lease

Who is responsible for maintenance when leasing a commercial property? The starting point when determining maintenance responsibilities under a commercial lease is to take a look at the existing Lease agreement between the tenant and landlord.

What is the “bright line” test and why does it exist?

property bright line test

The “bright line” test for residential property tax may affect you if you sell a property within a certain time period. Read on to discover the basics of the bright line tax and please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

The Importance of a Will

The Importance of a Will

Although a sober topic, having a will in place is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your estate is taken care of in the event of your death. A will is a testament of your wishes as to how you wish your assets to be distributed. If you die without leaving a will, or your will is outdated, it can cause confusion and in some cases, conflict and/ or legal and financial difficulty amongst your family as to how to divide your estate.

First Home Buyers Structuring Parental Support

This is a presentation by Peter Lindstrom on how best to structure parental support for first home buyers. 50% of our business is residential conveyancing. The balance of our work includes advising on relationship property, Trusts, Wills and estates, all of which have relevance to this topic.

Enduring Power of Attorney – The Best Intentions

A look at the recent changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney and what those changes mean for you.