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Latest Articles
13/03/2015 |
In cases of misconduct, an employer may want to suspend an employee while an investigation takes place. As always, getting the process right is crucial. Generally, there is no automatic right...
13/03/2015 |
Some property owners are entitled to a discount of their Council rates – this is called a rates rebate. There are two eligibility requirements: 1) Your income must be under a...
11/03/2015 |
When you list a property for sale, it is important to be clear about what you are selling. And for buyers it is important they are aware of exactly what...
19/12/2014 |
What happens to this power when I die?Most people with a discretionary family trusts realise that a trustee’s role is to make decisions regarding the trust and generally to carry...
12/12/2014 |
Richard and Sally are a couple looking to buy their first property in Auckland. The only problem is that house prices are reaching record highs and many houses are way...

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