Articles by The Professional Trustee Team
Christmas Grinch versus Santa Claws 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,..Read Article
MONEY MATTERS 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..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
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
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
We started not knowing what we can do, how to do it and most importantly - how to get there. By doing this journey we changed along the way. The knowledge is overwhelming and its exciting to scratch the surface. We now have a better understanding along side a team of experts to achieve our goals. Thanks GRA for sharing your knowledge (and time) to help us join the GRA family. We look forward to our future with GRA as we grow and develop to reach our goals - Julia and Simon, June 2018
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.