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Are you a Motor Vehicle Trader?

  • 1 November 2019
You may not realise it, but you may be an unlicensed motor vehicle trader. A recent Court of Appeal decision[1] makes it clear that a person or company will need to register as a motor vehicle trader under the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 if that person or company sells more than six motor vehicles in any 12 month period, unless it can prove that those motor vehicles were not sold for the primary purpose of “gain”.
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A Trap for Businesses on the Sale of Motor Vehicles

  • 1 May 2018
Did you know that unless one of the limited exceptions in the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 applies, if your business in any period of 12 consecutive months sells more than 6 motor vehicles, for example to staff or to any related company, other than via a registered motor vehicle trader (dealer), the Registrar of Motor Vehicle Traders will require you to register under that Act as a motor vehicle trader or face prosecution?
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Leases and Natural Disasters

  • 7 September 2017
A natural disaster can have devastating effects on business operations. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant under a commercial lease, it is important to obtain legal advice both before you enter into the lease and in the aftermath of a natural disaster. This article considers some of the issues to discuss with your lawyer.
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Be Careful When Transferring Contracts

  • 28 August 2017
A number of circumstance may give rise to you wanting to transfer a contract. For instance, you may have sold your business and you want to transfer your customer contracts or purchase contracts to the purchaser of the business.
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Ts & Cs – Have You Done Enough?

  • 4 November 2016
Have you sufficiently brought your terms and conditions of trade to the attention of your customers and contractors to ensure they will take effect should something go wrong? For one New Zealand company recently, the answer was unfortunately "no".
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