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Purchasing Property - Do I Need a Meth Test?

The contamination of houses by the manufacture or smoking of methamphetamine (commonly known as “Meth” or “P”) is a growing issue in New Zealand. Meth is highly toxic and can have a lasting, damaging effect on a property. The problem is most prevalent in properties that have been used for rental purposes. Buyers therefore need to be increasingly cautious as there can be serious financial consequences of purchasing a property that has been contaminated by Meth. 

Why is this a problem? 

Methamphetamine is a crystal that vaporises when heated. The vapour produced contains highly poisonous

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The Ombudsman's prison dilemma

The Ombudsman (Judge Boshier) has upheld the Department of...

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Tips for first home buyers

The prospect of buying your first home can be daunting.  The...

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Special Housing Areas - timeframe extended

The government has acted under urgency to extend the timeframe for...

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Freshwater management: a changing landscape for the rural sector

At the moment the Government and councils are looking carefully at...

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Using land covenants for your benefit

How do developers of upmarket subdivisions ensure that new houses fit...

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What to consider with shared ownership of land

When a property is owned by two or more people, there are two methods...

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Unconditional contracts: can you get out?

An unconditional contract is one that has no conditions attached to...

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Buyer Beware: What you need to know before buying at auction

Strong demand in the current market has seen the number of properties...

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Incorporated Societies

Overhaul on the horizon for the Flat Earth Society... and all other...

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Are trusts still relevant?

Lately it seems that trusts go in and out of fashion depending on the...

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Water Fight

Court of Appeal decision waters down principle of non-derogation from...

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Independent trustees - not just here for the 'rubber stamp'

The role of the independent trustee is an important one.  Often...

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Employment law changes - Act now or pay later

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Next Years Pick

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The Rena

The Independent Hearing Panel has released its decision on the Rena...

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Syndicated orchards back in fashion

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And so the fight begins

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Impact of tougher health and safety laws

New health and safety regulations look set to have a reasonably major...

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Tell me why! I don't like Mondays...

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Governance versus management for SME directors

No matter how big or small the company, a director’s primary...

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Summer Staffing Tips

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For kiwifruit growers, buying, selling or leasing an orchard is a...

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Enterprise Angels - Looking for Angel Investment Opportunities

For the past 12 months or so, Cooney Lees Morgan has been one of the...

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Buyer / Agent / Vendor Beware!

Traditionally, purchasers in property transactions were responsible...

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Succession plan vital for family businesses

“Family businesses play a major role in the New Zealand...

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Put it in writing

The use of contracts and the implications of contract law are...

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Claw-backs of transactions by insolvent traders

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Cheese and Succession

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