There are three main issues to consider when deciding whether to assign, nominate or to novate in respect to Agreements for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate as follows: 1.    Liability to the vendor 2.    Enforcing the vendor’s contractual warranties and undertakings 3.    GST implications   1.            Does the purchaser named […] Read More›

You can now gift an unlimited amount tax free as gift duty has been abolished. Accordingly, while it is still necessary to properly record and document any gift that is made, there is no longer a need to report any gifting to the IRD. Please be aware though that this […] Read More›

Under the new Unit Titles Act 2010 (“UTA 2010”) existing Body Corporate Rules (“the existing rules”) will be revoked from 30 September 2012. New default Body Corporate Operational Rules (“the default rules”) contained in Schedule 1 of the Unit Titles Regulations 2011 (“the Regulations”) will apply from 1 October 2012 […] Read More›

A recent decision of the High Court has highlighted the need for parties to agreements for sale and purchase of land to take care when making decisions on whether or not to elect to confirm a conditional contract. In the case in question the purchaser had a conditional contract to […] Read More›

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