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The information set out in this newsletter is of a general nature only and is not legal advice.
July 13, 2012

PRE-APPROVED FINANCE – READ THE FINE PRINT

Many house hunters arm themselves with pre-approved finance offers from their bank to assist their chances when hunting for their dream home or investment property bargains. […]
July 4, 2012

FAMILY HOME OWNED BY A FAMILY TRUST – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SEPARATE?

The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 providesthat the home you and your partner reside in (referred to as the family home) will always be relationship property. This […]
June 22, 2012

INSURANCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – PART 2

Part 1 of this article dealt with Lease related insurance. In this Part 2, we deal with more general insurance questions and answers Question 1: Who […]
June 15, 2012

INSURANCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – PART 1

In one of our previous newsletter articles we alerted landlords and tenants to a few insurance pitfalls and peculiarities (especially in relation to payment of excesses […]
May 10, 2012

DRUG TESTING IN THE WORKPLACE

Drug testing in the workplace is at an all time high as employers try to minimise workplace accidents. In many industries such as forestry, construction, trucking […]
May 1, 2012

PERSONAL LIABILITY OF THOSE IN GOVERNANCE

 In this article we look at various aspects of personal liability for trustees in governance of Charitable Trusts and Incorporated Societies. Limitation of Liability Clauses Many […]
April 23, 2012

GOODBYE TO SMOKE ON THE WATER

The purpose of this article is not to reflect on the steady decline of the once great Deep Purple, but rather to draw your attention to […]
April 20, 2012

RECENT CHANGES TO THE CHARITIES ACT

In February this year, there were three changes made to the Charities Act 2005.  If you are involved in a charity as an officer or trustee […]
April 13, 2012

CANCELLING A LEASE FOR THE TENANT’S BREACH

The Property Law Act 2007 (“PLA”) has been in force for quite some time now but in view of the current economic climate, some landlords may […]
April 2, 2012

CANCELLING A LEASE FOR THE TENANT’S BREACH

The Property Law Act 2007 (“PLA”) has been in force for quite some time now but in view of the current economic climate, some landlords may […]

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