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Dear Clients You may have read in the National Business Review or elsewhere that the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand is proposing to launch a new agreement for buying and selling property in New Zealand.  We understand that the agreement will be made available..

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WARNING: THE TAXATION OF LAND TRANSACTIONS:

by Matthew Gilligan 10 Aug 09

Warning To Solicitors, Accountants and Trustees/Trust Advisors... BEWARE THE APPOINTOR IN NEW ASSOCIATED PERSONS RULES (11 August 2009) While the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee managed to weed out much of the over-reach of the new associated persons definition there still appears to be a..

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Many clients have been asking me if I think this is a better time to be investing in NZ. I think the answer is yes, but you need to be careful. The Good news: Immigration is on the rise - annualising at close to 20,000..

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In case you missed it over the weekend, the NZ Herald article on a woman being awarded a share of her husband's 'inherited property' that pre-existed the relationship rewrote some relationship property rules. What Happened? The supreme court held that a woman whom helped maintain..

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Associated Persons: Update

by Matthew Gilligan 15 Jul 09

The much talked about new Association Rules are back before Parliament and unfortunately for those in the business of dealing in or developing property or erecting buildings, the Bill has not been substantially changed. The new expanded definition of association has largely survived the Select..

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Dangers of Bargain Mortgagee Deals

by Matthew Gilligan 21 Jun 09

A recent article by the NBR concerning the wilful trashing of the former family home of bankrupt Merlot Homes director Stuart Herron, which recently sold at mortgagee auction, raises some interesting issues. To summarise the story, in the four weeks between the auction hammer falling and..

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As a structuring advisor to investors and business people, one very common mistake with many  business and property structures is a spouse being offered as a guarantor to the banks, landlords or creditors of a business. Their personal guarantee is often not required to get a deal done,..

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Hawkins Clause and Protecting Your Home.

by Matthew Gilligan 10 May 09

As accountants we are often asked, what can we do to manage our exposure of our affairs to banks, as we increase our business or property borrowing? There are lots of things you can do to reduce the effectiveness of bank securities and protect yourself..

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Partnership really means two or more people or entities coming together in a common undertaking or enterprise. You can trade your partnership through various trading vehicles including companies/LAQC's, joint ventures, general partnership, special partnerships, limited partnerships, or Trusts. Each trading vehicle should have an agreement..

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