For most homeowners in New Zealand, their home insurance has always been an unspecified ‘replacement’ cost based on the floor area of their home. However, following the Christchurch earthquakes, insurers are now adopting a new home insurance policy whereby all home insurance policies will be based on an ‘insured sum’. Read the full post »
Recently the Auckland District Law Society (‘ADLS’) updated their Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate (‘Agreement’). This Agreement is the most common contract used for the sale and purchase of real estate throughout New Zealand. Read the full post »
According to the 2012 United Nations World Drug Report, New Zealand has comparably high levels of illicit drug taking, particularly cannabis use. Not surprisingly, this is a concern for employers wanting to maintain standards and safety in the workplace. This issue creates a conflict between an employee’s right to privacy, and the rights and obligations of employers to provide a safe, healthy and efficient working environment. Read the full post »
When making your Will, it is likely you have appointed one or more people an Executor and Trustee; they may be friends, family members or perhaps a trusted professional. They do not however, need to be the same person. Read the full post »
Many tenants under commercial leases seek to negotiate a shorter initial term with rights to renew the lease in the future, rather than committing to a long term lease at the outset. These rights are referred to as ‘rights of renewal’, and allow the tenant some flexibility by giving them the right (subject to certain conditions) to renew the lease for a further term or let the lease expire. Read the full post »
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