Wanting to develop but there doesn’t seem to be infrastructure available? A development agreement is a useful tool to assist in timeframes and obligations between development and the local authority.
In the alcohol licensing process, it is important to understand how a locality can impact alcohol licence applications. This article discusses how the “amenity and good order” of the locality is relevant in the licence application.
The loopholes in the Act’s retentions regime are about to tighten. Contractors are set to face an increased administrative burden when managing retentions. There will also be significant consequences if the Act is not complied with. In this article Building and Construction Expert, Karen Shaw, outlines the changes that are currently being considered by Parliament.
With effect from 16 August 2022, the application of the unfair contract terms provisions in the Fair Trading Act 1986 (Act) will be extended to small trade contracts between businesses.
If you have been excluded from your parent’s Will, or left a very small gift, you may have the right to challenge the Will. Estate specialist Jessica Gilby-Todd provides you with a summary of your rights.
We’re delighted to share that Harkness Henry is extending our ability to service local clients across the Mighty Waikato. The great team at Cambridge Law will join the Harkness Henry family and brand from 1 April this year adding to our existing offices in Hamilton and Paeroa with a new Harkness Henry office at 57 Queen St, Cambridge.
If you are looking to subdivide land, there are important changes to the Waikato District Plan you need to be aware of.
In deciding whether to wind up a trust the trustees should take into account the circumstances of the beneficiaries of the trust, the terms of the trust deed and obtain legal and tax advice. This article sets out some of the reasons why you may want to wind up a trust, matters that should be checked before winding up a trust, and the steps that need to be taken to wind up a trust.
New Zealand’s urban areas could look very different in the coming years because of sweeping townhouse bill passes into law.
Changes to the Property Law Act mean that tenants may now be able to claim a rent abatement even when the lease agreement does not provide for this. In this article Laura Fischer sets out the changes and what it means for landlords and tenants.