Archives - 2011

Legal Ruminations Articles 2011

Don't rush to cut down that notable tree

2011 08/12/11
Can you cut down that big tree in your garden or should you check if its protected first? Read More...

Check easement obligations on land

2011 24/11/11
With easements on land, always check the easement instrument to find what you (or someone else) can and can't do with that land. Read More...

Right insurance means no tears over spilt milk

2011 10/11/11
Farmer Freddy learns about business interruption insurance which covers income lost by a business due to a natural disaster. Read More...

Entitlements are tricky

2011 27/10/11
Legally everyone is entitled to four-weeks' annual leave. Farmer Freddy is learning how to work out such leave for his part-timer. Read More...

Repeal of gift duty

2011 14/10/11
As of 1 October 2011, you can gift any amount to your trust without incurring gift duty, however there are conditions. Read More...

Cover all bases before making the big moves

2011 29/09/11
Shifting a building does require consent and some forward planning before the movers turn up, as Freddy and Barney discover Read More...

Good records make executors' job easy

2011 15/09/11
Farmer Freddy learns about the executors' role in a will. Read More...

Planning a successful crossing

2011 01/09/11
Farmer Freddy is planning a new route to move his stock which involves crossing a stream. First he has to consider the type of crossing he needs to install and the ramifications that holds. Read More...

Written deals avoid disputes

2011 18/08/11
It pays to put agreements in writing that way all parties know what to expect. Read More...

New GST rules for property purchases

2011 04/08/11
Any property purchases after April 2011, to a GST registered purchaser, who intends to use the new land for purposes other than the principal place of residence, the GST on the sale is zero rated. Read More...

Preparing for a sale

2011 21/07/11
THERE IS NOW A LOT MORE TO DO BEFORE YOU SELL YOUR TIMESHARE, AS FARMER FREDDY DISCOVERS Read More...

Charity - start a trust

2011 07/07/11
Farmer Freddy finds out how to start up a charitable trust. Read More...

Coffee maker brews up strife

2011 23/06/11
Consumers of any goods or services have certain guarantees by The Consumer Guarantee Act which protects them should something go wrong, as Farmer Freddy discovers. Read More...

A power of attorney can save your bacon

2011 09/06/11
When overseas, a power of attorney is useful to have to deal with issues back home. Read More...

Sorting a subdivision

2011 26/05/11
Farmer Freddy is subdividing land and finds out there's more to it than meets the eye. Read More...

Beware those bylaws

2011 12/05/11
Farmer Freddy discovers it's not so easy just to move stock. Read More...

To auction or tender?

2011 28/04/11
There are a few things to consider when in the process of selling property by auction or tender. Read More...

Duckshooting rules

2011 14/04/11
There's a lot to do before you can have roast wild duck for dinner, as Farmer Freddy discovers. Read More...

A new fireplace is no simple thing

2011 31/03/11
Installing a new fireplace? Did you know you need a building consent for that? Read More...

Getting ready for employment changes

2011 17/03/11
Employment law changes take effect on 1 April 2011 - are you prepared? Read More...

Secure of the future

2011 03/03/11
Farmer Freddy contemplates the future of his farm after he has gone. Read More...

Make hay, but make a record of it also

2011 17/02/11
There are a lot of reasons to keep good business records, as Farmer Farmer soon discovers. Read More...

Statutory holidays pay cleared up

2011 27/01/11
Farmer Freddy is confused over statutory holiday pay, however Pebbles sorts it all out. Read More...