Archives - 2011Legal Ruminations Articles 2011
Don't rush to cut down that notable tree
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
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
Farmer Freddy learns about business interruption insurance which covers income lost by a business due to a natural disaster. Read More...
Entitlements are tricky
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
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
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
Farmer Freddy learns about the executors' role in a will. Read More...
Planning a successful crossing
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
It pays to put agreements in writing that way all parties know what to expect. Read More...
New GST rules for property purchases
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
THERE IS NOW A LOT MORE TO DO BEFORE YOU SELL YOUR TIMESHARE, AS FARMER FREDDY DISCOVERS Read More...
Charity - start a trust
Farmer Freddy finds out how to start up a charitable trust. Read More...
Coffee maker brews up strife
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
When overseas, a power of attorney is useful to have to deal with issues back home. Read More...
Sorting a subdivision
Farmer Freddy is subdividing land and finds out there's more to it than meets the eye. Read More...
Beware those bylaws
Farmer Freddy discovers it's not so easy just to move stock. Read More...
To auction or tender?
There are a few things to consider when in the process of selling property by auction or tender. Read More...
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
Installing a new fireplace? Did you know you need a building consent for that? Read More...
Getting ready for employment changes
Employment law changes take effect on 1 April 2011 - are you prepared? Read More...
Secure of the future
Farmer Freddy contemplates the future of his farm after he has gone. Read More...
Make hay, but make a record of it also
There are a lot of reasons to keep good business records, as Farmer Farmer soon discovers. Read More...
Statutory holidays pay cleared up
Farmer Freddy is confused over statutory holiday pay, however Pebbles sorts it all out. Read More...