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Often a vendor, or the agent, will provide you with a report they have obtained. Usually a council Land Information Memorandum (LIM) and/or a building report. “Great” you may say, “now I don’t have to pay for my own reports.” But beware.…
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When you are looking to buy a house there are two separate “deposits” that get discussed. There is the deposit that you pay to the real estate agent (the purchase deposit) and there is the amount you need so the bank will…
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Lawyers are developing new ways to enable our clients to sign documents remotely in a way that we can verify it’s you, and be your remote witness. At Hayman Lawyers we can verify your identity remotely using the service Cloudcheck which is…
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Technically house sales and purchases can continue because lawyers are working from home, but on a practical level, there are some real issues during lockdown. People cannot move and lawyers cannot meet our clients to witness the signing of documents. New advice…
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Not everyone goes through a real estate agent when they’re selling their property. Private sales may not be the norm, but they’re not rare either. But private sales can create long term headaches for both buyers and sellers if certain points aren’t…
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It’s common at the moment in Wellington to sell properties by tender, and there are certainly advantages. Most obviously: Selling by tender can encourage people to offer their best price and also to limit the number of conditions they put on the…