Archives - 2010Legal Ruminations articles 2010
Getting things sorted before jetting off
Farmer Freddy is about to embark on an overseas trip but first he must update some important paper work. Read More...
Landlords, the law constantly changes
Farmer Freddy learns of the recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and how they affect him as a landlord. Read More...
When the Crown wants your land
The state highway is being straightened but in doing so the Crown is acquiring some of Farmer Freddy's land, so where does this leave Freddy? Read More...
When a worker fails to turn up for work
So a worker hasn't come to work or contacted you, what should you do? Read More...
Is it a sensitive sale?
Farmer Freddy learns about selling sensitive land and the criteria needed to satisfy the OIO Read More...
Subdividing land a bit of a process
There is a bit of a process in subdividing land, as Farmer Freddy finds out. Read More...
Quake protection, up to a point
After the 7.1 earthquake in Christchurch, Farmer Freddy considers what insurance is best for his farm. Read More...
When a lease is breached
The new Property Law Act has procedures landlords must take if wanting to cancel a tenant's lease, as Farmer Freddy has discovered. Read More...
Reforms should help avoid Hangovers
Do you have money invested with an investment company? Then you should read this. Read More...
Freddy's Leaky Bach
In the past few years many homeowners have discovered they own a leaky home. Unfortunately, for Farmer Freddy he is one of them. What can he do about it? Read More...
Proper terms of trade vital
Farmer Freddy learns how the Personal Property Securities Act can protect his interest in goods supplied to a retailer on credit - however there are three steps to follow. Read More...
As an employer is it your responsibility to minimise workplace hazards and if so how? Read More...
Avoid Water Trouble
To avoid costly mistakes when drilling for water - get advice from a groundwater specialist first and know your legal rights. Read More...
What rights do you have if the motor vehicle you have bought turns out to be a lemon? Read More...
Equity Partnerships in Farming
What is involved in investing in an equity partnership? Farmer Freddy explains ... Read More...
Fred wants to build a Shed
Whether you are a handyman or not, the Building Act 2004 not only requires you to get a building consent for any type of building but later this year you'll need a licensed builder. Read More...
Think wisely and save your bacon
Your neighbour is proposing to build a piggery on their property. What can you do about that? Read More...
Life in the Doghouse
Farmer Freddy's dog, Dino, pays an unexpected visit to his neighbour - who isn't happy about it. Read More...
When the Inspector calls
An increase to the minimum wage takes effect 1 April 2010. How does this effect Farmer Freddy? Read More...
Organic Dairy Farming
Thinking about going organic? So what it takes to become an organic dairy farmer? Read More...
DIRA, oh dira. Read More...
Access to Land: Access to Power Lines
The story in the Daily News last week about the power cuts in Auckland (where a farmer refused to let Transpower onto his land to fix a fault) set Farmer Freddy thinking. Read More...
The Queen's Chain
As a keen fisherman and gourmand (particularly when it comes to shellfish), Farmer Freddy is concerned about the sustainability of Taranaki's paua stocks. Read More...