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The Estate of Huurdeman and the Incomplete Will

The High Court (Court) has recently released its decision in the case of Gibson which concerns an application under section 14 of the Wills Act 2007 (Act), to declare a draft Will in a standard form and Will questionnaire as the valid Will of Mr Huurdeman. It provides a useful reminder on the ability of … Read more >

ADLS/REINZ Release New Version of Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate

The ADLS/REINZ Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate is the standard form template used widely for property transactions in New Zealand, particularly in a residential setting. … Read more >

New Legislation Requiring Rent Abatements for Commercial Leases – Arising from COVID-19 Lockdowns

It’s been another year of disruption and financial strain for business owners who have again faced continuing lockdowns due to the COVID-19 epidemic. On 3 November 2021, the Government passed the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021 (the Act). This Act amends the Property Law Act 2007 to imply an abatement of rent and … Read more >

Can you trust a Trust?

The landscape for establishing and maintaining Trusts is starkly different compared to a few years ago. … Read more >