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Extent of lease obligations for remediation of contamination
  • Wilson Harle
  • New Zealand
  • March 22 2016

The Court of Appeal has held Mobil Oil NZ Ltd liable for the cost of remedying hydrocarbon contamination of land that it has occupied since 1925


Investment Properties Vulnerable to Relationship Property Claims
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • February 18 2016

Unlike the family home, investment properties are not inherently relationship property under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 ("Act"). If an


Classification of receipts as principal or interest
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 8 2015

The recent decision in CBRE Loan Servicing Limited v Gemini involved the classification, as either principal or interest, of rental payments, sale


Lenders can use Property Law Act notices to call up a loan
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • August 6 2015

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a lender can issue an acceleration notice without waiting for a Property Law Act (PLA) notice to expire. A lender


Lawyer negligence in property deals appeal courts confirm causation test
  • Wilson Harle
  • New Zealand
  • June 16 2015

Two recent cases from New Zealand's senior appellate courts have confirmed and restated the test for liability of lawyers who negligently advise on


Unravelling trust assets - trustee powers deemed relationship property
  • Wilson Harle
  • New Zealand
  • April 29 2015

When a marriage or relationship breaks down and there are significant assets in trust structures, bitter disputes and attempts to access those trusts


Can a lender use a Property Law Act notice to call up a loan?
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • March 11 2015

In a decision surprising to banks and other lenders, the High Court has ruled that a lender cannot issue a notice to accelerate a loan before the


Selling your home when it is owned by a family trust
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • December 11 2014

The High Court has delivered two separate decisions within the last five months on the issue of whether a sale and purchase agreement is binding if


Maintenance & repair obligations under a commercial lease
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • November 7 2014

The extent of a tenant's responsibility to maintain and repair their premises under a commercial lease is something that often causes concern for


Court digs new hole for Harcourts Building owner
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • November 5 2014

Did you hear the one about the man who went to court for the right to demolish an unsafe building and walked out with two unsafe buildings? That is