It’s 2019 and along comes another pile of New Year’s Resolutions which may involve changes to your lifestyle. I am going to relax more and stress less, do more Tai Chi, walk more, sleep more, write more, read more, spend more time with family, and go skydiving (well maybe).
Throughout 2018 we saw a lot of law changes ranging from the requirement to provide identification to satisfy the Anti-Money Laundering Laws, to the necessity of proving that buyers are eligible to purchase property in New Zealand under the Overseas Investment Act. These law changes directly affected our property clients. We have accommodated those law changes and guided our clients through them.
Here are some things you may wish to include as part of your New Year’s Resolutions:
· Will – time for an update, or make sure you have one;
· Enduring Powers of Attorney – for the more mature client;
· Family Trust – is your gifting up to date?
· Relationships – have you signed that Property Agreement yet?
· Buying a Property – get good advice before you sign a Contract;
· Selling a Property – make sure your ducks are in a row before listing with the agent.
It is anticipated that there will be more law changes throughout 2019 that may affect our clients and I will endeavour to keep you updated through my Blog. I welcome you to browse through my earlier Blogs which cover many topics relevant to you.
One thing that will not change in 2019 is my love of the law and the realisation that my work is not yet done. I am excited to head back to the office for another year with my dream team consisting of Kim Cotton, Vivienne Holmes and Shona Morrison. Working as a team our New Year’s Resolution to you is to provide you with the expert legal assistance you need.
Here’s to an exciting 2019.
Note: Katherine’s Blog is not a substitute for legal advice, please contact your lawyer.