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Apart from supermarkets, most businesses cannot use their premises during lockdown and the ongoing rent cost is a major drain on cash when many businesses have no income. We have been checking leases for our clients to see if they may be…
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We have advised both employers and employees on issues such as how to make staff redundant and whether staff have to accept a reduction in pay or hours during the lockdown. Employers need to keep in mind that all their normal obligations…
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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…
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If you’re buying a property with someone who isn’t your spouse or partner – for instance with a friend, a parent, a brother or sister, or another couple – we strongly recommend that you sign a property sharing agreement, however well you…
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Many people love the idea of living in an apartment – it might let you walk to work, be on the spot for city activities, or avoid gardening! But there are a few special areas that apartment buyers need to watch out…