We firmly believe in the old adage that ‘knowledge is power’, and we’re committed to providing our clients with regular updates on any news and/or relevant developments which may affect them from a legal standpoint.
Are you buying a home? It appears the number of houses contaminated by the preparation or use of drugs is such that at Kannangara Thomson, we feel the need to further protect our clients by including a toxicity clause in the purchase agreement.
On the 23rd of February it was announced that Stonewood Homes New Zealand Limited is in receivership.
While all existing property tax rules still apply, there is a new ‘Bright Line’ test which will impose an income tax on any gain from residential land purchased and sold (or otherwise disposed of) within two years unless an exception applies.
Brent Selwyn shares a brand a new video on "7 Things You Need To Know About Making A Will". If you are thinking about getting a Will then watch this video first.
In this article we take a short look at what your lawyer does in the background to assist you in completing that all-important sale, purchase or refinance. The role of a lawyer in conveyancing matters is largely misunderstood by the public and it is
Are you looking at buying a business or franchise? Brent Selwyn from Kannangara Thomson shares 7 key points to consider when buying a business.
1. Stock Adjustments Clauses
3. Restraint of Trade
4. Tangible Assets vs Non Tangible Asset
If your home is likely to be a rebuild and you have yet to settle your earthquake insurance claims the decision of the Supreme Court in Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited v Avonside Holdings Limited may be good news for you.
Why should you pay for a LIM, if one has already been provided?
On August 21st, founding partner Stephen Kannangara was presented with the prestigious Spirit of Aegis award...
Do you know how the Form and Content clause can affect your contract when buying or selling?
Did you know every party in a sale and purchase agreement needs to sign a tax statement?
What rights do you have when it comes to a final inspection before taking possession of a home?
You may have seen a lot of media coverage lately around the new Health and Safety act that came into force April 1st, with media headlines such as "School bans tree-climbing as new safety act looms" and "Law casts doubt on playground fun".
So you've bought a house... how do you know when settlement will be final, and you can get your hands on those new keys?