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Latest Articles
15/12/2016 |
If you live overseas and you have been appointed as an executor of a New Zealand estate, you are able to fulfil the duties of an executor, but in many...
14/12/2016 |
Bankruptcy is a legal status for people who cannot repay their debts as they become due. If a person is declared Bankrupt it means that ordinarily the Bankrupt person’s creditors...
24/10/2016 |
The obligations of a landlord of commercial property are usually set out in the Deed of Lease between the Landlord and Tenant. There are also obligations implied by statute lawAssuming...
21/10/2016 |
Clients from time to time enquire about the efficacy of Trading Trusts.  The Trust Deed that establishes a Trading Trust is very similar to a discretionary family trust Deed with...
21/09/2016 |
The consequences of a vendor dying after a sale and purchase agreement has been signed, but before the settlement date depends on how the property was held. Settlement cannot...

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