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Unconditional Contract

You have been out to buy your first home. Yesterday, you fell in love with this seemingly fantastic house with an amazing view.

After hearing that it is likely to be snatched up any time soon, you hurriedly signed an agreement to buy it WITHOUT any conditions attached.

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Unit titles – who pays?

he Court of Appeal looks at how costs for remedial works should be shared at Auckland’s Shangri-La apartments. Wikipedia notes Shangri-La is meant to be a “permanently happy land”, not so Auckland’s Shangri-La. The Court of Appeal was asked by the body corporate (i.e the owners) to look at:

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New Health and Safety Regime

Next month the Government will begin to introduce a new Health and Safety (H&S) regime in its bid to achieve a 25% reduction in workplace fatalities and serious injuries by 2020. As a result, most businesses will need to immediately up skill, perform due diligence and then implement the necessary change in order to be compliant by the go-live date of 1 April 2015

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Let the Seller Beware

Agents and lawyers – they have always been down the list in the popularity stakes. Property developers have not fared much better. Real estate agents have been working hard to improve their rankings. It’s impacting on sellers of property in an unexpected way. REAA looks out for the consumer – the buyers and sellers of property.

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Consumer Law Reform

The Consumer Law Reform Bill is almost ready to be passed into law. The Commerce Commission signals the new law might be in place as early as 1 October 2013. It will change the way we all do business and enlarge consumer rights. All businesses, especially those that sell to the public, will need to be across these changes.

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