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Auctions of Residential Property

Fri Oct. 3rd 2014 Auctions have become very popular amongst vendors and their agents for selling residential properties in recent years and are often suggested by a real estate agent as a means of identifying buyers early on in the selling process and creating a sense of urgency. They also have other advantages for a...
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Limited Licences

Fri Oct. 3rd 2014 A Driver’s Licence is a privilege not a right, the loss of which arising from disqualification or suspension can cause substantial hardship to the driver if, for example, that person is self-employed or to someone who is a third party (for example a relative dependent upon the driver for transportation). In...
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Enduring Powers of Attorney

Fri Oct. 3rd 2014 We recommend to our clients that they have Enduring Powers of Attorney for both Personal Care & Welfare and also for Property. They can be as important as making out a will and are protection for a family in a situation where a person may have, amongst many other possibilities, an...
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Family Trusts

Fri Oct. 3rd 2014 Many clients these days have a family trust. In the past it was part of estate planning when death duties still existed. These days there are no death duties payable however other considerations have come into play and trusts are formed for a variety of reasons including the possible: Protection of...
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Wills – Testamentary Promise Actions

Fri Oct. 3rd 2014 The Family Protection Act 1955 can be used to moderate Testators’ bequests. Under the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949 the Court can modify a Testator’s will. The Court is able to enforce a Testator’s moral as well as contractual obligations. Any person may make a claim against a deceased person’s...
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Agreements for Sale & Purchase of Property

Fri Oct. 3rd 2014 Matters to be considered by the Purchaser of residential property when buying under an ordinary agreement for sale and purchase – not a sale by auction.Agreements should, in most cases, contain certain conditions for the benefit of the purchaser. This is not possible normally if the property is being purchased at auction,...
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Division of Property upon a Relationship Breakup

Fri Oct. 3rd 2014 In the absence of a “Contracting Out Agreement” division of property is primarily governed by the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“the Act”) where married couples, civil union couples and those in de facto relationship separate or one of them dies. Generally a couple’s property (being relationship property) is to be divided...
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Repeal of Gift Duty

Fri Oct. 3rd 2014 The repeal of gift duty will most likely affect those who have embarked on a gifting programme following the setting up of a trust. They now, as from 1 October 2011, will be able to forgive the balance of the debt owed to them by their trust outright.Previously on the creation...
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Wills – Family Protection Actions

Fri Oct. 3rd 2014 It is important that people make wills but will makers cannot disregard their obligations to their family even if they feel that they have every excuse to for whatever reason.Although the will maker (a “testator”) has generally the freedom to dispose of his or her assets as he or she sees...
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