Articles by The Professional Trustee Team
When it comes to giving, they say it's the thought that counts. Unfortunately, not many people apply this truism when it comes to gifting to the Family Trust. I expect lots of New Zealanders will, in the next little while, rush in where angels fear..Read Article
Wallis Simpson, Mistress of the King of England, was frequently quoted as saying "must have, can get". Of course her way of getting was to ensure others, such as her Husband and the King, got for her. For most of us however, 'must have, can..Read Article
As you can imagine, we see lots of different types of trust deeds here at GRA. Despite there being a variety of deeds around, there are some common provisions we like in all our clients' deeds of trust. One of these provisions relates to decision..Read Article
An interesting case has recently been handed down from the courts. This case now provides parents with the rights to strip their children of inheritances. The judgment goes against what was previously believed good law. To date, we have all thought that parents owe a duty..Read Article
Last week a friend of mine unexpectedly passed away. His passing left behind many family members and friends in great pain. It also resulted in quite a nightmare when it came down to dealing with his business and his personal assets. Since this is a..Read Article
Congratulations! You've scrimped, scraped and struggled. But you've managed it! Yes, you've got your foot on the first rung of the property ladder. Finally, you have a place of your own. Just like a game of snakes and ladders though, you can easily slip down..Read Article
Thinking about and planning for our death is understandably a subject that most people prefer not to think about. It comes as no surprise to us, because we see it every day, that many people just simply do not plan for what happens to their..Read Article
Hello Matthew, I am just wishing you the best of success with your excellent book Property 101. It is very rare that I come across a book on real estate that is in the league of other financial securties writer's. Thank you for taking the time and more importantly writing about real estate in a easy to read manner. I am still learning after 30 years in real estate. I am also a true contrarian like yourself and have learned this art from my favourite contrarian, Jim Rodgers (Former Quantum Fund). I have been preaching this to our Investor net work and corporate clients for some time, but most find it very hard to-do. Thanks again! Kind Regards, - Chris Kerr - The New Kids On The Block Pty Limited - October 2015
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.