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Auckland District Law Society Body Corporate Model Operational Rules


It is pretty clear by the site stats on search engine terms that quite a number of people are visiting because they want information on the Auckland District Law Society Body Corporate Operational Rules, but the post we made back … Continue reading

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Why does a penalty rate matter?


In conversation over the weekend, some people asked why I was making a big deal about the ANZ penalty rate of 26-27% (more if interest rates rise, less if they fall).  After all, they’re not planning to miss any payments, … Continue reading

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Beware ANZ Commercial Property Loans (the sting in the penalty rate tail)


Just a heads up to the commercial property borrowers out there……we have just received a bunch of ANZ loan documents on a 2/3 loan to value ratio tenanted commercial property where the penalty rate on late payment is between: TWENTY … Continue reading

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Bernard Whimp – Deferred Payment Offers Misleading


Good news on the Bernard Whimp front – the “investor” who first came to notoriety making his cash by managing wholly controlled entities offering people well below what the market price is for a listed security and relying on a … Continue reading

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Burning the New Zealand Flag?


Interesting commentary here from Stephen Franks on the Supreme Court’s decision to acquit Victoria Morse for flag-burning and tooting to drown out an ANZAC dawn service in 2007. Basically, not only is flag burning now perfectly allowable (something I have no real … Continue reading

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Business Agreements: Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say


A timely article in the blog of Californian lawyers Albertson & Davidson on lawyers as “insurance” for business. Drafting agreements is specialist work, and easy to get wrong the longer and more complex they get.  The only real panacea is … Continue reading

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The Joys of Leasehold


Ah, the joys of not owning your land.  The battles of land owners with considerably surprised tenants are an unfortunate source of income for both valuer and lawyers and, generally, for the landlord. Not so much for the tenant, caught … Continue reading

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