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Articles

  • Enduring Power of Attorney- eliminating unnecessary stress

    18 October 2017

    There are a number of uncertainties in life, events that are unforeseen and can have a massive impact on your day to day lives. For many clients one of those concerns is centered around what would happen should they suffer a serious accident or health issue where they lost legal capacity. Legal capacity is the ability to make and foresee the consequences of your decisions and it can be temporary or otherwise. Should you lose capacity, then in the absence ...

  • Body Corporate Update October 2017

    5 October 2017

    Layered Developments A layered development is the creation of a new unit title development within anexisting unit title development – a little like a Russian Doll. Sections 19-22 of the Unit Titles Act 2010 (“UTA”) provide for the creation of subsidiaryunit title developments that sit within and alongside each other under a head orparent development. Examples of layered developments are set out in diagram formin schedule 1 of the UTA. The UTA has provided for layered developments since it came ...

  • Maintaining your Company’s Records

    5 October 2017

    The introduction of the Companies Office website with the ability to update records online has led to the mistaken view that shares are transferred by updating these records.  However, as has historically been the case, the Companies Act provides that a share transfer form signed by the transferor must be delivered to the company or its agent, and the transfer must then be entered into the share register (subject to certain exceptions).  Directors have a duty to ensure the share ...

  • Land Development - Removal of Redundant Interests

    5 October 2017

    A hot topic, at the moment, in land development is the creation of affordable housing. Affordable housing is a goal that many seek to achieve through cheaper construction methods, cheaper sales methods, and increasing the speed and efficiency of the build itself. But at the outset of a development even as early as the master planning phase, the removal of redundant easements and land covenants on the title can have a significant downstream effect in terms of lessening costs and ...

  • Home Buyer Assistance

    5 October 2017

    Helping first home buyers, especially in the Auckland marketplace, has been a topic of much discussion in 2017. While there are price pressure points, economic and lending hurdles to be overcome, there are several products and subsidies available to first home buyers, who can use the products and subsidies in conjunction with each other. The products and subsidies will help first home buyers onto the property ladder ...

  • Filling the Funding Gap

    5 October 2017

    We are seeing the effects of major trading banks pulling back from financing the property development sector. This change is occurring for various reasons. International banking covenants need to be observed. The level of exposure to this sector, which may have peaked, is also a factor.As a result, there is greater demand for other first mortgage and mezzanine finance. Demand is now exceeding the local supply. Non-bank lenders can pick and choose their deals, leaving a number of good opportunities ...