Category Archives: Unit Titles

Reducing Depreciation Recovery


When the property cycle starts to look like it is peaking, the temptation to sell comes calling…..so it may be worth thinking about all the depreciation claimed on your investment property.  Does it all have to be repaid if the … Continue reading

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Buying an Apartment in Auckland Part One: Body Corporates


…or anywhere else in New Zealand really, but Auckland is a better search engine keyword for the title than New Zealand. The genesis of this post is a conversation I had with Diana Clement,  a freelance journalist specialising in personal … Continue reading

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Unit Titles Act 2010 – Proposed Changes and consultation


The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has its sights set on “innovating” the Unit Titles Act, following a review by the NZLS property section and a letter to the minister (copy here). You can find the list of proposed … Continue reading

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ADLS Agreement for Sale and Purchase – 9th Edition


The new version of the almost invariably used standard form is almost upon us. An explanation of the changes can be found here. • the words “and/or nominee”, are added after the space left for the insertion of the name … Continue reading

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Mortgagees, GST, and rorting the IRD


This is a bit more of a commercial bent, because it is mostly of relevance to lenders. Those of you striking a little trouble with your business loans will also find it relevant, because the conclusions in the case may … Continue reading

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Ngati Whatua Ground Rent Battles continued….


Blog readers will recall earlier posts on the land down by the old railway station and around where Vector Arena sits.  This was purchased by Ngati Whatua over fifteen years ago and leased to various property development interests with a … Continue reading

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Mortgagee Sales – The Ombudsman’s Guide


A new “Quick Guide” has been issued by the Office of the Banking Ombudsman, or Banking Ombudsman Scheme as they are now known, with a logo that had me momentarily convinced I’d stumbled onto the website for Bank of Scotland. … Continue reading

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