Monthly Archives: May 2019

An overview of mortgage sales

If you buy a property at a mortgagee sale, be aware that you are entering a contract that is quite different in its nature to an agreement entered into in other circumstances. The agreement is likely to be weighed heavily in the mortgagee’sfavour because mortgagee sales involve factors outside of the mortgagee’s control, which it

By |2020-04-07T13:58:05+12:00May 7th, 2019|

Under what circumstances should you form a Trust?

There are a number of circumstances under which you should consider forming a trust. Some of the common purposes of a trust, and the structures utilised, will be discussed in this article. A trust is managed by trustees who are appointed by the creator of thetrust (called the settlor(s)). Trustees manage the assets and debts

By |2020-04-07T13:52:51+12:00May 7th, 2019|

The importance of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

Having enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) and a will in place isimportant for every adult whatever their age. A will is a legal document that lets you decide how you want your property, care for your dependants (partner, children etc.) and your body to be dealt with after you die. EPAs allow you to appoint

By |2020-04-07T13:49:56+12:00May 7th, 2019|

Rental property standards

The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 requires landlords to provide and maintain rental properties in a reasonable state of repair for the tenants. When deciding what is a ‘reasonable state of repair’ one must consider the age and character of the property and how long it’s likely to remain habitable and available to be lived in.

By |2020-04-07T13:48:24+12:00May 7th, 2019|
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