Articles by The Professional Trustee Team
So you have set up a trust and you are a trustee, and you wonder, “what are my obligations as a trustee?” To answer that question we turn to the Trusts Act. Under this Act there are two classes of trustee duties, being mandatory and default...Read Article
30 July 2019 was an important milestone in the land of trusts. That was the date the Trust Act 2019 became law in New Zealand. One of the objectives of this new law is to provide for greater transparency and accountability by trustees to beneficiaries. This..Read Article
Trusts hail from medieval times and one can be forgiven for thinking current trust law has been on our statute books since that time too. A combination of legislation, common law judgements and equity maxims result in the law being antiquated and complex. This frequently..Read Article
New legal and regulatory requirements are slowing things down and costing people time and money, especially if they leave things to the last minute before involving their professional advisers. The following story illustrates. Recently, a client faced the problem of failing to obtain bank funding..Read Article
Recently New Zealand passed legislation which we are finding is affecting many clients, especially individuals, trusts and companies. For this reason, it's important you are aware of the new law and how it will affect you. Purpose and objective of new legislation The law recently..Read Article
Property contracts, including sale and purchase agreements and building contracts, sometimes include clauses that can be harmful to the unwary. And by unwary, I simply mean people who are not used to dealing with such legal documentation. One of the advantages of using a professional..Read Article
A new bill is making its way through Parliament which is going to see changes made to the current Trustee Act. All those with an existing trust should be aware of the implications imposed and the opportunities this new bill will bring when it becomes..Read Article
We've lived for a while now with the quiet rumblings of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) wishing to introduce a new macro prudential policy of debt-to-income ratio (DTI) on the premise this is needed to ensure stability in our financial system. Lately those..Read Article
When it comes to building wealth, do you put your hard-earned coins into property, shares, bonds or something else that is going to grow your wealth? The decision we make, whilst ultimately a personal one, is influenced greatly by historic events that have affected our..Read Article
I got a lot out of Property School, the main things being the context of the process, i.e. choosing a vision, plan & how to execute; easy to implement value adds like S & P Clauses and Life online; and great case studies that bring the teaching to life. I really enjoyed being challenged to think about which strategy, and all the presenters were very helpful and informative. I will be recommending Property School to others. Thank you! - Chuck - June 2017
Investing in residential property?
If you're investing in residential property, seeking to maximise your ability to succeed and minimise risk, then this is a 'must read'.
Matthew Gilligan provides a fresh look at residential property investment from an experienced investor’s viewpoint. Written in easy to understand language and including many case studies, Matthew explains the ins and outs of successful property investment.