News & Events
Keep up to date with what's happening in New Zealand Property Law, and what's new at WRMK
WRMK Lawyers welcomes new Warkworth Director, opens Warkworth office
April 02, 2019
WRMK Lawyers is delighted to welcome Patrick Steuart as its new Director and leader of its newly opened Warkworth office.
Winter is almost over – time to rent the bach out
August 28, 2018
Like many Northlanders, you may be looking to rent the family bach out for some of the warmer months of the year. However, in addition to mopping the floors, and mowing the lawns, it is important you are up to date with your rights and obligations as a landlord.
Anti-Money Laundering 1 July 2018
July 02, 2018
Real estate transactions are a major target for Anti Money Laundering. From 1st July we will be subject to these regulations. Read about how this will affect you and your clients
When does the “Brightline test” start and finish?
June 18, 2018
Will the current Brightline Test conditions affect you and your house sale?
Methamphetamine Testing – Hoax or Threat?
June 11, 2018
Over the past week there has been a lot of information circling through the media regarding methamphetamine testing. Has the New Zealand public been tricked over the threats on methamphetamine contamination or is the threat still real?
The New Rules on Selling to Overseas Buyers Won't Affect Me, Right?
February 01, 2018
New rules about an overseas person acquiring land are proposed to be in place very soon. So long as your residential, lifestyle or a farm over 5 hectares is not owned by a company or trust, then you are only affected by the new rules if you sell or transfer your property to an overseas persons.
Relocatable Houses - Making sure your dream home arrives safe and sound
January 25, 2018
With property prices around the country reaching record highs, many people are looking to relocatable houses as a faster or more cost-effective option than building from new. Done properly, homeowners or investors can get that chocolate-box villa or bungalow set up on the site of their choice for a fraction of the cost of a new-build. However there are a few things people should consider before getting a house on the road.
First Home Buyers: Structuring Parental Support
June 07, 2017
The most appropriate form of parental assistance will depend on the particular set of circumstances.
My Backyard Subdivision - Part 6: Insurance
April 28, 2017
It is so important to get insurance right when you're building, this week I discuss the different types of insurance and a real life insurance claim that happened during my subdivision
My Backyard Subdivision - Part 5: Banking
December 14, 2016
For many backyard developers, engagement with their bank will be required at some point. It is always best to do this early to understand what requirements the Bank will impose on you either before you start developing or during the development process.
Do it online
Did you know you can pay your bill online?
Swearing at your boss – Can employers fire a potty-mouthed employee?
Something we hear pretty regularly from clients is: “What can I do when a staff member swears at their manager/storms off site?” The legal answer is the same as with any employee misbehaviour – take a moment to cool off and consider how serious the behaviour actually was (and follow a fair process).
May 17, 2019
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