5 August 2021
This article covers things you need to know on the Taxation (Bright-line Test for Residential Land) Act 2015 in relation to residential property acquired and disposed of within 2 years.
21 July 2021
When an activity such as development of a site or a change in the use of land is happening near to you, the Resource Management Act 1991 section 95E provides that the local authority can decide on whether to give limited notification to the proposal or to publicly notify the proposal.
23 June 2021
What happens if someone dies without a will, but a document exists which seems to express the deceased’s intentions? This article explores options to ensure the deceased’s wishes are fulfilled, notwithstanding the absence of a formal will.
22 June 2021
In a recent High Court decision, BNZ Branch Properties Limited v Wellington City Council the Court found that the 10 year longstop period in the Building Act 2004 does not apply to claims for contribution under s 17(1)(c) of the Law Reform Act 1936. This is the latest in a series of conflicting High Court authorities on this point.