KLB News

PPSR Lease Losses

June 10, 2019

When the Personal Property Securities Register (the PPSR) was established in 1999, most businesses were quick to catch on that it was a good idea to register security over goods that were sold under a line of credit. What wasn’t so easily recognised is that the register was designed to also capture leases of goods that are indefinite or extend past one year. 

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The Wellbeing Budget 2019

June 10, 2019

As expected the government’s The Wellbeing Budget, presented by the Minister of Finance, the Hon Grant Robertson, on 30 May focussed very much on mental health and child wellbeing.

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Are You a Landlord or Looking to Buy a Rental Property?

May 31, 2019

From 1 July 2020, landlords will be required to provide additional details in their new or renewed tenancy agreements on how their property meets the standards

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Looking For Your First Home?

May 28, 2019

The purchase of your first home may be more in reach than you think. In 2018, the government aligned the purchase price limits of existing first home buyer schemes with the newly-launched KiwiBuild programme. As a first home buyer, or an eligible ‘second-chancer’, you could use these schemes to help you into your new home, sooner.

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Property Sale and Purchase

May 28, 2019

Generally speaking, GST on a property sale and purchase between two GST-registered entities results in a ‘GST neutral’ position for both the seller and the buyer. It’s essential that the sale and purchase agreement contains the correct wording, particulars and information in respect of the GST position of the parties to the agreement. 

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Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman

April 10, 2019

The Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman office (IFSO) was established in 1995 to help consumers who were in dispute with their insurers or financial services providers. The IFSO1 is a free, independent entity to which you can lodge a complaint regarding the conduct and decisions of insurance and financial services providers, once you have exhausted that provider’s internal complaints procedures.

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National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry

March 25, 2019

National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry

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Tenure Review Of Crown Pastoral Land To End

March 25, 2019

Tenure Review Of Crown Pastoral Land To End

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No Enduring Power of Attorney?

February 26, 2019

Most people are now aware of the importance of having an enduring power of attorney (EPA). If you are unable to make decisions for yourself at any stage (either temporarily or longer term) it is important there is someone in place to act on your behalf. What happens to you, and your family situation, if you have no EPA?

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Accessing the Assets of a Trust

February 26, 2019

When a marriage, civil union or de facto relationship breaks down, the couple will usually divide their property according to the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the PRA). However, these two people often hold property in a trust rather than personally.

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