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Written by our experienced lawyers, our library houses a wealth of information on all kinds of legal topics affecting private individuals, New Zealand businesses, charitable trusts and family trusts.

Articles
In our Articles section you’ll find a huge archive of articles on every day legal issues arranged by topic – Property Law, Litigation, Wills and Trusts, Family Law, Business & Commercial Law, Estates, Elder Law and Employment Law. Each of these articles has been written by one of the lawyers here at Smith and Partners and designed to help you understand the kinds of legal issues that affect you. Below you can find a teaser of our most recently published articles.

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Latest Articles
18/02/2014 |
The complexity of selling residential property after the owner passes away depends on how the property was held – jointly or as tenants in common.You will first need to request...
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05/02/2014 |
The New Zealand Welcome Home Loan is a scheme managed by Housing New Zealand to help people who are capable of mortgage repayments but are unable to save for a...
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31/01/2014 |
 The standard sale and purchase agreement designed by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) and the New Zealand Law Society (NZLS) is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it...
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11/12/2013 |
Unit titles used to be quite rare, particularly out here in West Auckland, but with increasing intensification came increasing numbers of unit titles. In 2011 the Unit Titles Act was...
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04/12/2013 |
So, you read the newspapers and watch the news. Are “P” or “meth” houses the new leaky building?  Is the hype all it’s “cracked” up to be?  How serious is...
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