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Using KiwiSaver for your first home purchase

September 17, 2021
Have you found a home where you would love to spend the rest of your…

What Is A Deadline Sale?

July 22, 2021
Are you in the process of looking for a new home to purchase, and have…

Buying a cross lease property in New Zealand: What you need to know

June 27, 2021
Have you come across a property for sale that you like but are unsure of…

What is Anti Money Laundering (AML)?

August 31, 2020
You will notice that your bank, accountant, lawyer and real estate agent all talk to…

Our relationship property law does not apply to all relationships

August 18, 2020
How to split property in relationships involving three people (throuples, or polyamorous relationships) have recently…

Chattels and Improvements

August 5, 2020
How can you tell what will be included in your purchase When purchasing property the…

What is Private Road?

July 24, 2020
If you get access by a private road, you and the other users will be…

Do you have finance sorted?

July 6, 2020
Home buyers know that getting finance (or mortgage) approval is important before looking for your…

Spouses don’t have to take what’s stated in a will

July 6, 2020
Did you know that if your partner dies, you don’t have to just take what…

Reports provided by the vendor or the Real Estate Agent might not save you money.

June 22, 2020
Often a vendor, or the agent, will provide you with a report they have obtained.…

What is the deposit when buying a house?

June 8, 2020
When you are looking to buy a house there are two separate “deposits” that get…

COVID-19: Wage subsidy rules

April 6, 2020
The government’s wage subsidy is easy to access, but you should ensure you are following…

COVID-19: Signing documents remotely

April 6, 2020
Lawyers are developing new ways to enable our clients to sign documents remotely in a…

COVID-19: House sales and purchases

April 6, 2020
Technically house sales and purchases can continue because lawyers are working from home, but on…

COVID-19: Private rentals

April 6, 2020
If you are a landlord or tenant we encourage you to get in touch and…

COVID-19: Commercial leases

April 6, 2020
Apart from supermarkets, most businesses cannot use their premises during lockdown and the ongoing rent…

COVID-19: Employer obligations

April 6, 2020
We have advised both employers and employees on issues such as how to make staff…

Tips for private sales

July 26, 2019
Not everyone goes through a real estate agent when they’re selling their property. Private sales…

What to check when you’re selling your property by tender

June 21, 2019
It’s common at the moment in Wellington to sell properties by tender, and there are…

Checking you’re on the same page – buying a property with someone else

June 3, 2019
If you’re buying a property with someone who isn’t your spouse or partner – for…

Buying an apartment – some things to look out for

May 8, 2019
What to look for when buying an appartment Many people love the idea of living…

Happy birthday, Roger!

March 27, 2019
We managed to surprise Roger on Monday for his birthday – look at the Tshirts…

Lost in translation – differences in terminology

January 24, 2019
Many of our clients are buying properties in New Zealand for the first time. You…

What is a “cross lease” title and why should you care?

December 7, 2018
To the untrained eye, a property with a cross lease title can look just like…

KiwiSaver for a first Kiwi home

December 6, 2018
Putting together the money for a first home can be stressful and difficult, particularly in…

New rules for overseas home buyers

October 29, 2018
New Zealand is such a fabulous place to live – and it’s not just Kiwis…

Why it’s worth doing a check before buying that house

September 12, 2017
Buying a house is the biggest financial commitment that most of us will make. And…

Asking for help if your business is in trouble

July 31, 2017
No business ever wants to end up in financial trouble or legal strife, but when…

Land Transfer Tax statements – what you need to know

June 7, 2017
Most of us don’t buy new homes or land very often, so our clients are…

Insulating homes against legal trouble

May 31, 2017
Many ordinary families now own an investment property or two, but how many of them…

Removing an incapacitated trustee

May 1, 2017
It's legally awkward as well as personally sad when your fellow trustee develops dementia and…

The expanding definition of ‘personal information’

April 5, 2017
Our privacy specialist, Katrine Evans, did a presentation last week to relaunch the Privacy Commissioner's…

“Testing, testing, 1…2…90” – trial periods for employees

November 21, 2016
Section 67A of the Employment Relations Act tells you how to set up a 90…

What do you mean, my ex still co-owns my house?

November 9, 2016
When a relationship breaks up, sometimes the last thing you want to think about is…

Surrendering a lease: the need for unequivocal agreement

October 26, 2016
Suppose you sign a three year lease to rent commercial premises from a business. The…

Invest in protecting your client information

September 12, 2016
An important string to the Hayman Lawyers bow is our practical expertise in privacy law.…

Enforcing confidentiality and restraint of trade clauses

September 12, 2016
Working with a competitor behind an employer’s back is never a good idea.  Taking confidential…

Enduring powers of attorney – not just for senior citizens

May 13, 2016
The Office for Senior Citizens has some great advice on why it's important to have…

Calling all estate executors …

April 27, 2016
Executors often want to help out beneficiaries of estates by paying money as soon as…

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