With the ongoing impacts of Covid on our economy and the reduced ability to import materials into the country many of us have heard the stories of building contract prices being significantly impacted. Some Purchasers are finding themselves faced with the possibility of building price increases that could make their new home now unaffordable.
Every year there are misunderstandings around the calculation of working days over the Christmas and New Year period for contract purposes. Traditionally people think of a working day as a day “when the banks are open”. However that is no longer a useful distinction with the introduction of 7-day bank openings, Mondayised holidays and Christmas shutdown periods.
It is a very controversial topic of conversation right now. Covid vaccination is a polarising discussion in our community and a potential issue for many businesses. Businesses will be facing many tough decisions in the coming days including who can attend a business premises; what evidence of vaccination can be requested from visitors; does a business need to advertise its staff vaccination status; do staff need to be vaccinated; and can an employer require staff to be vaccinated to attend work.
At Beach Law Papamoa our team was organised for the event of lockdown and our team has remote access to all our systems from our home offices. With a seamless transition to working from home here is a rundown of what we can still assist you with during lockdown
When it comes time to sell the large family home and down size people are presented with a variety of options for their next move. Whether you want the security and community feeling of a Retirement Village, a more relaxed senior gated community or to remain in your own space there are options galore in Papamoa.
In a hot property market selling a Home by Auction becomes more popular. Here are 3 Steps for Buyers to make sure they are ready to bid!
In these modern times, we all love the convenience of doing things in our own time and in our own space. Shopping on our phones, banking at midnight or surfing for groceries at 3am! Finding time to get in to see a lawyer during regular 9 to 5 office hours often gets put on the back burner or the too hard basket when it’s not something we think is urgent. Sometimes people are more concerned at the cost involved in seeing a lawyer so avoid a visit. With that kiwi can-do attitude some also seek out a cost-saving DIY option to avoid that lawyer’s visit altogether.
When the market is really hot or your numbers are tight it might be tempting to go it alone and try to sell your home without engaging the services of a real estate agent. There are a number of different options open to sellers these days with real estate firms offering fixed price low-fee commissions, companies dedicated to assisting you with the private sale setup, through to truly going it alone with a sign and internet listing of your own!
Most trust clients will have heard that the new Trusts Act 2019 comes into force on 31 January 2021. Together with a much awaited modernising of the laws around trusts the act will create additional obligations on Trustees. All Trustees must read and understand those very long and wordy Trust Deeds. The annual trustee meeting and review of the trust can no longer be ignored.