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Property E-Speaking

Property-Speaking-Summer-17.pdf

November 2017

Property eSpeaking Summer 2017

Inside:

  • Speak With Us Before you Sign the Agreement - Don't be like John
  • Being an Airbnb Host - You have significant obligations to a number of parties
  • Property Briefs
    • Current tenants selling their business - what it means for landlord
    • Ticking the boxes on Agreements for Sale and Purchase - be careful
    • Joint tenants or tenants in common when buying?

Click here to read this edition.

If you would like to know more or would like to discuss a particular topic, please do not hesitate to contact us on 03 441 0125 or Queenstown@mactodd.co.nz.

Property-Speaking-Spring-2017.pdf

Property Speaking Spring 2017

Inside you'll find articles on:

  • Making the Most of Your Agreement to Lease
  • What Are Your Rights When Your Tenants Don't Pay Up
  • Property Briefs
    • Buying a house-- are you covered?
    • Hidden titles
    • Cross lease issues: warts and all clauses

Click here to read the latest edition of Property Speaking.

If you would like to discuss a particular topic or any legal matter, please do not hesitate to contact us on 03 441 0125 or Queenstown@mactodd.co.nz.

Property-ESpeaking-Winter-2016.pdf

Property Speaking Winter 2016

Inside you'll find articles on:

  • P-contamination in Residential Property
  • Looking at Buying Your First Home? Look into KiwiSaver
  • Property Briefs

Click here to read the latest edition of Property Speaking.  If you would like to talk with us on any of these topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Prroperty-E-Speaking-Autumn-2016.pdf

Property Speaking Autumn 2016

Today we've published the Autumn 2016 edition of Property Speaking - in its brighter fresher design - we hope you like it.

Inside you'll find articles on:

  • Legal Boundaries: Why titles matter
  • Test the Depth Before You Jump In: Always do due diligence
  • Property Briefs:
    • Misrepresentations in property transactions: keep to the facts
    • When builders go into liquidation

Click here to read the latest edition of Property Speaking.  If you'd like to talk with us on any of these topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Property-Speaking-Spring-Summer-2015-MacTodd.pdf

Property E-Speaking Spring/Summer 2015

In this issue:

  • The Bright-line Test: New requirements for buyers and sellers of residential property
  • Look Before you Leap into a Contract: Conditional property agreements can turn around to bite you . . .
  • Property Briefs: Selling your property? Avoid payment of commission to  more than one agent . . .| Contact us early on in the subdivision process, not right at the end

Click here to read the latest edition of Property E-Speaking. If you'd like to talk with us on any of these topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Property-eSpeaking-Autumn-2015-MacTodd.pdf

Property E-Speaking Autumn 2015

In this issue: 

  • The Changing Course of a River Can Alter Your Boundaries: Accretion vs avulsion
  • Get a Building Report when You're Buying a New House
  • Property Briefs: Rent reviews AND The value of a LIM report

Click here to read the latest edition of Property E-Speaking.  If you'd like to talk with us on any of these topics, or indeed on any legal matter, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Property-eSpeaking-Summer-2014.pdf

November 2014

Property E-Speaking Summer 2014

This edition's articles include:

  • Residential Building Contracts: Homework important when building
  • Facebook: Is this your personal property or not?
  • Property Briefs:  
    o    Owning a cross lease
    o    Cross lease insurance
    o    Making alterations to your dwelling on a cross lease title

Click here to read the latest edition of Property E-Speaking. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information or would like to discuss any of the topics featured in this publication. 

Property-eSpeaking-MacTodd-Winter-2014.pdf

August 2014

Property E-Speaking Winter 2014

This edition's articles include:

  • All trustees must sign when dealing with trust assets: no short cuts when dealing with property;
  • Paper roads and public access: now easier to find;
  • Property briefs:
    - Joint tenancy v tenancy in common;
    - Forcing a sale and property sharing agreements; and
    - Relationship property update: 30/70 asset split.

Click here to read the latest edition of Property E-Speaking. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information or would like to discuss any of the topics featured in this publication.  

Property eSpeaking Autumn 2014.pdf

April 2014

Property E-Speaking Autumn 2014

In this issue:

  • Kid Gloves Needed: GST schedule in Agreements for Sale and Purchase
  • Retirement Village Living: Best or worst investment?
  • Property Briefs: 
    • Change on the way for taxation of property investment
    • P-lab testing: an increasing problem in New Zealand properties
    • Cross leases

Click here to read the latest edition of Property E-Speaking. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information or would like to discuss any of the topics featured in this publication.  

Property_Speaking_Summer_2013.pdf

December 2013

Property E-Speaking Summer 2013

In this issue:

  • Look Through Companies: How do they work?
  • Proposed Earthquake Strengthening Requirements: raises the bar for potential investors in commercial buldings
  • Property Briefs:
    - KiwiSaver deposit subsidy
    - Land covenant

Click here to read this edition.

If you would like more information on any of the topics featured in this publication, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Property_E-Speaking_Winter_2013.pdf

August 2013

Property E-Speaking Winter 2013

In this issue:

  • Are You Covered? The sum insured requirements: what does it mean for you?
  • Building Natural Capital - Legal protection for natural features on private land
  • Property Briefs:
    - Buying a property through a mortgagee sale: maybe a bargain, but also has a risk
    - Authority and Instruction form (A & I form)

Please click here to read this publication. If you would like to discuss or know more about any of the topics in this issue please do not hesitate to contact us.

Property_Speaking_Autumn_2013.pdf

May 2013

Property E-Speaking Autumn 2013

In this issue:

  • Chop first, ask later? It's best to check before cutting trees
  • Encroachments: Building close to your boundary can be tricky
  • Property briefs:
    - Make sure real estate agents have a valid listing agreement
    - New Zealand's property market: overheated or just warming up?

Please click here to read this publication. If you would like to discuss or know more about any of the topics in this issue please do not hesitate to contact us.

Property_E-Speaking_Spring_2012.pdf

November 2012

Property E-Speaking Spring 2012

In this issue:

  • Caveats: Claiming a right or interest in a property
  • Signing on Behalf of Trustees: Plan ahead
  • Property Briefs:
    - A landlord's responsibility to maintain property
    - Retirement villages - be familiar with the setup

Please click here to read this publication.  If you would like to discuss or know more about any of the topics in this issue please do not hesitate to contact us.

Property_E-Speaking.pdf

August 2012

Property E -Speaking Winter 2012

this issue:

  • Watching Out for a Leaky Home - Helping identify common features for home buyers
  • Going Into Care - Will giving assets away make a difference?
  • Changes to the Agreement for Sale and Purchase - The agreement used in almost all residential transactions
  • Repairs and Maintenance of Unit Property

Click here to read this edition.

If you would like more information in any of these featured topics, please do not hesistate to contact us.

NZL116_Mactodd.pdf

April 2012

Property Speaking, Autumn 2012

In this issue:

  • Joint Tenancy and Tenancy in Common – How do we choose?
  • Property Briefs:
  • Mortgagee sales – how to avoid one
  • Being the surviving spouse – some options
  • A reminder: buyers beware of GST zero-rating

Please read the full article here. If you would like to know more about any particular topic, please don’t hesitate to contact us

NZL081_MacTodd.pdf

November 2010

Property Speaking

In this issue: 

  • Lessons from the Canterbury Quake: Buying and selling property
  • Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2010: Effective from 1 October 2010
  • Abolition of gift duty and the implications for family trusts 
  • Encumbrances: What does the future hold?

Please click here to download the full edition.