Tag Archives: real estate

Bank Loan Approvals – a word of caution


I wrote the bones of this post in 2013, but its even more relevant now with stories of banks reneging on loan approvals just as the unit settlement date approaches. Basically:  Bank loan approvals mean very little if anything especially … Continue reading

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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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Fast-tracking Christchurch Earthquake claims from 1 Feb


A welcome practice note was issued just prior to Xmas by Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue. The “practice note” can be viewed here for those interested in the details. In essence, from 1 February 2012 Christchurch earthquake related claims … Continue reading

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NZ Property Lawyer – Time is of the Essence clauses


New post in our sister blog “The NZ Property Lawyer” on time is of the essence clauses…and why they can create uncertainty rather than certainty.

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Maori land transactions under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – LINZ Guidelines


In today’s email: a very useful guide to the transfer of Maori land. This is the non-Torrens system land, typically held by tens or even hundreds or thousands of owners and trusts and/or incorporations. The guide is step by step … Continue reading

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Property Sales Figures for October 2011


Courtesy of the Unconditional Blog and their Property Pulse Factsheet, property sales showed a slight fall for October from 5,235 to 5,007, but were still, encouragingly, 28% ahead of sales this time last year (when things were, to put it … Continue reading

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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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