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Subject to approval clauses - do they work?

A recent judgment of the New Zealand Court of Appeal has provided salutary lessons on the care that needs to be taken when you are writing conditions for an agreement for sale and purchase as well as the care that a purchaser must give to fulfilling its obligations under those conditions. MDS Property Lawyer, Dan Crossen reviews this recent judgment and the need for good professional advice when conditions are being put into the agreement.

Published on: 13/08/2013 | 

Unit Titles – Are You Properly Insured?

When a unit title is presented to the market for sale, any interested purchaser is likely to enquire about insurance. In this article, MDS Law Associate and property specialist, John Wright, considers some of those potential risks.

Published on: 5/07/2013 | 

Home Buyers Seminar – 10 July – Register now!

The Canterbury real estate market has changed dramatically since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Now more than ever buyers need to be well informed about the process of buying homes in such a challenging market.

MDS Law and ASB have combined to present some of the key areas that those new to the residential property market, those buying again or for investment need to know.

Published on: 20/06/2013 | 

What is a family trust?

New Zealanders on a per capita basis are one of world’s leading users of trusts as an asset owning entity. Frequently though, they are often misunderstood by those individuals who form them. MDS Law has put together a simple guide explaining what a trust is, the roles within a trust and the benefits of such an entity. Individuals reading this should also seek advice from their lawyer should they wish to consider forming a family trust.

Published on: 11/06/2013 | 

Gaining Ground In New Zealand

Even if you are a sophisticated property investor and have acquired property in other countries throughout the world, it is important to be aware of the issues unique to acquiring land in New Zealand. The purpose of the information contain in our "Gaining Ground in New Zealand" publication is to provide you with some background to acquiring property in New Zealand and to point out some of the matters you need to consider and obtain professional advice in relation to before moving forward with your purchase.

Published on: 11/06/2013 | 

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