Articles: Law & Finance

Pre-Settlement Inspection –  What To Check with Thomas Biss

Pre-Settlement Inspection –  What To Check with Thomas Biss

Law & Finance: 02, Aug 2017

One of the more contentious steps in buying a house is the pre-settlement inspection.

Know the Tax Rules Before Buying or Selling Land with Ian Reeves

Know the Tax Rules Before Buying or Selling Land with Ian Reeves

Law & Finance: 19, Jul 2017

Ian Reeves explains how the bright-line test and Residential Land Withholding Tax rules could affect you when selling land in NZ.

Real Estate Methods  Of Sale –  A Guide To  Buying A House

Real Estate Methods Of Sale –  A Guide To Buying A House

Law & Finance: 31, May 2017

This guide is intended to help those interested in buying a house to understand what’s involved in different real estate methods of sale.

Buying A Cross Lease? with Jamie Bourke

Buying A Cross Lease? with Jamie Bourke

Law & Finance: 12, Apr 2017

Buying A Cross Lease? Beware The Limitations Of A Cross Lease Title with Jamie Bourke

Why 2017 Will See More People Using A  Mortgage Adviser with Carie Townley

Why 2017 Will See More People Using A Mortgage Adviser with Carie Townley

Law & Finance: 22, Feb 2017

2016 was an outstanding year for the mortgage industry with interest rates hitting an all-time low, making it a labyrinth for New Zealanders to borrow. Constant changes to lending have been a contributing factor to why more and more people are using a mortgage adviser when it comes to purchasing real estate. Consumers want someone who can help maximise their chances of securing the property they’re after with minimal work involved. With so many different options out there, why are mortgage adviser services now more sought out than ever?

Know the Tax Rules Before Buying or Selling Land with Ian Reeves

Know the Tax Rules Before Buying or Selling Land with Ian Reeves

Law & Finance: 22, Feb 2017

If you’re thinking of buying or selling land – whether residential or otherwise – the new tax rules introduced in 2015 and 2016 may apply to you. So it pays to understand the laws around the bright-line test, as well as the Residential Land Withholding Tax rules, before you buy or sell land in NZ.

The Cash  Out Clause with Thomas Biss

The Cash Out Clause with Thomas Biss

Law & Finance: 21, Dec 2016

Make sure you’re aware of the implications of a ‘cash-out clause’ in your property sale and purchase agreement.

Private Sale Or Real Estate Agent with Ian Reeves

Private Sale Or Real Estate Agent with Ian Reeves

Law & Finance: 07, Dec 2016

What’s the best way of selling a house?

Buying And Selling Property In A Buoyant Market with with Thomas Biss

Buying And Selling Property In A Buoyant Market with with Thomas Biss

Law & Finance: 02, Nov 2016

It seems that spring is now on us and the Whangarei property market continues to drive forwards. Prices are rising and properties are selling quicker than they have for many years. Many properties are being sold with backup offers in place. This has a number of implications for people looking to buy or sell.

Assisting Family Members With A Property Purchase with Jenny Turner

Assisting Family Members With A Property Purchase with Jenny Turner

Law & Finance: 07, Sep 2016

Banks are restricted by the amount of lending they are able to offer purchasers due to a Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) imposed upon them by the Reserve Bank.

Recent Tax Reforms Relating To Land.  What Are They? with Ian Reeves

Recent Tax Reforms Relating To Land.  What Are They? with Ian Reeves

Law & Finance: 03, Aug 2016

Now a statement must be signed by all sellers of land (not just residential land) as information gathering for the government.  Some information on the statement is not required if it is a main home, inherited land, or a mortgagee sale. 

Confusion Around “P” Contamination with Ian Reeves

Confusion Around “P” Contamination with Ian Reeves

Law & Finance: 06, Jul 2016

“P” stands for “problem” for house owners, as well as for “pure” methamphetamine.

CH CH  CHANGES.. with Carie Townley

CH CH CHANGES.. with Carie Townley

Law & Finance: 06, Jul 2016

In June we saw two things happen; the Reserve Bank left the official cash rate on hold and we saw some major banks announce significant changes in foreign lending.

Better Safe Than Sorry with Thomas Biss

Better Safe Than Sorry with Thomas Biss

Law & Finance: 01, Jun 2016

New laws are coming into effect on 1 July 2016 affecting minimum standards for rental properties.

Preparing For The End Of  Financial Year with Carie Townley

Preparing For The End Of Financial Year with Carie Townley

Law & Finance: 11, May 2016

As another financial year comes to a close, the time has come to review your current finances and set out your goals for the next 12 months.

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