OIO changes streamline the investing and consenting processes
OIO changes streamline the investing and consenting processes
22 February 2017 | By  Andrew Wallace
The Overseas Investment Office has recently announced five new class exemptions and some other changes to the way it goes about its business. Read More →
OIO changes streamline the investing and consenting processes
OIO changes streamline the investing and consenting processes
22 February 2017 | By  Andrew Wallace
The Overseas Investment Office has recently announced five new class exemptions and some other changes to the way it goes about its business.
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Important tax changes when buying or selling property
Important tax changes when buying or selling property
07 October 2015 | By  Richard Rodden
As has been discussed in the media, the Government has moved to further regulate purchase of land in New Zealand by foreigners and the selling of land by anyone in the two year period after its purchase.
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Real Estate Agents’  Duties of Care
Real Estate Agents’ Duties of Care
22 September 2015 | By  Michael Morrison  | Rachael Cederwall
The High Court has recently confirmed that real estate agents owe important duties of care to their vendor clients. More particularly, to act in their vendor client’s best interests...
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Red-zoned earthquake claimants entitled to more
Red-zoned earthquake claimants entitled to more
15 September 2015 | By  Richard Rodden
Canterbury’s red-zoned homeowners have recently received a boost following a decision of the Supreme Court.
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Data is not property says NZ Court of Appeal
Data is not property says NZ Court of Appeal
20 October 2014 | By  Rick Shera
The appeal in ​​​Watchorn v R [2014] NZCA 493 continues the Court of Appeal's narrow interpretation of what is meant by the word "property" in the computer crimes sections of the Crimes Act. The case involves Mr Watchorn, an employee of TAG Oil, downloading what the Court of Apeal describes as "extensive and sensitive geoscience data from TAG’s computer system onto a portable hard drive". ​​According to the penultimate appellate authority in New Zealand, that is not property.
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Property syndicators face a tougher road ahead
Property syndicators face a tougher road ahead
10 September 2012 | By  Andrew Wallace
If you’re involved in arranging syndicated property investments or have been thinking of investing in one, you need to be aware of a significant move signalled by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) last week...
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