Property Law

How much meth would you be prepared to buy?

Contamination results when the residue of meth (from either use or manufacture) remains in a property. This may have a financial impact on a number of people, including: vendors, purchasers, investors, property managers and real estate businesses.

Asset Protection

This article focuses on actions people can take to increase the effectiveness of a residential care subsidy through reducing the value of their assets.

Property Law

The new Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 came into force on 1 January 2017 and aims to ensure increased safety around swimming pools.

Property Law

A construction project might be a multi-million dollar commercial complex, a modest residential renovation or something in between, but there are similarities in the reasons why the project is a success or failure.

The Government is proposing new legislation to introduce Urban Development Authorities (UDAs). The proposal focuses around urban development projects, these are not limited to residential and can be in greenfield or brownfield areas.

As an employer, you have an obligation under the Immigration Act 2009 to check if a potential employee has the legal right to work for you in New Zealand.

Historically, New Zealand's urban planning has developed without a great deal of guidance from central government, but this is about to change if the recommendations in the Report (released 19 August 2016) are implemented.

Deciding whether an individual who carries out a task for money does so as an employee or in some other capacity is fundamental to the application of employment law.

Property Law

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill comes into force on 1 July 2016 imposing new obligations on residential landlords in relation to insulation.

All employees must be paid at least the minimum wage for every hour that they work.

Commercial & Business Law

Leases are important - they are long-term, binding commitments.