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The information set out in this newsletter is of a general nature only and is not legal advice.
August 28, 2014

DIRECTORS LIABILITY ON FAILED SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

The case Cool Cars (Wholesale) Limited v Sharma illustrates what can happen to a director who contracts under a limited liability company and then just walks […]
May 5, 2014

Get Ready for Changes to Home Insurance Policies

All homeowners should be getting ready for changes to their home insurance policies. Domestic house insurance is being bought in line with commercial property insurance which […]
October 10, 2012

PROPERTY HAS ITS DUTIES AS WELL AS ITS RIGHTS – THE NEW NINTH EDITION AGREEMENT FOR SALE AND PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE

Introduction It is perhaps unknown to many Vendors and Purchasers of residential property that there have recently been a number of amendments to the standard form […]
September 21, 2012

RE-ENTRY BY A LANDLORD IS NOT GUARANTEES – CAUTIONARY REMINDER ABOUT SIGNING

The unsuccessful application for summary judgment in the High Court case of Northcott v Davidson (7th June 2012) highlights a recent change in the law and […]
September 20, 2012

RE-ENTRY BY A LANDLORD IS NOT NECESSARILY THE END OF A LEASE

A case decided towards the end of 2011 has highlighted the fact that the exercise of a peaceable right of re-entry by a landlord does not […]
September 13, 2012

RECOUPING LOSSES IN EMPLOYMENT

There have been several interesting decisions lately regarding an employer’s ability to recoup losses caused by employees or overpayments to employees. Overpayment of Wages Surprisingly there […]
September 4, 2012

OVER THE FENCE – PART 2

This article is the second part of an article covering neighbour disputes.  The first part can be viewed in the archive section of our website: www.eastbrewster.co.nz/newsletter.htmThis […]
August 10, 2012

EARTHQUAKE-PRONE LEASED PREMISES – THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF BOTH LANDORDS AND TENANTS

Understandably, following the events in Christchurch, the question of earthquake-prone buildings is currently a hot topic.  Councils are in the process of carrying out assessments and […]
July 27, 2012

OVER THE FENCE – PART 1

We would all like to live in blissful harmony with our immediate neighbours but, unfortunately, the reality is often very different.  Neighbour disputes can stem from […]
July 20, 2012

MORTGAGEE SALES

Bargain hunters are always on the lookout for mortgagee sales where good bargains can be had. However, there are good reasons why properties sold by mortgagee […]

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