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Simpson Western | 11 Aug 2021

Enduring Powers of Attorney

Most people assume that if something were to happen and they lost the ability to make important decisions for themselves, that their family or close friends would be able to step in and make those decisions on their behalf. However the law does not work in that way. 

simpson western | 08 Jun 2020

Covid 19 Rent Relief - Policy released

The Government has announced its plan to change the Property Law Act aimed at facilitating rent and outgoings relief for small businesses that are struggling to meet fixed costs due to the loss of revenue caused by COVID-19.

Trust eSpeaking | 05 Mar 2020

Enduring powers of attorney

In previous articles in Trust eSpeaking, we have explained why it is important to have an enduring power of attorney (EPA) and the problems that can be created if you do not have one when the need arises. You should have two EPAs – one for property, and the other for personal care and welfare.

Trust eSpeaking | 22 Feb 2019

The bank of mum and dad

Helping your children – with care

Melanie Baker-Jones | 27 Aug 2018

Purchasing property with family

When purchasing property with family it may feel awkward to raise questions as to how to manage the legal arrangements; however it's an important question to ask.

Property Speaking | 14 Nov 2017

Speak with us before you sign the agreement

Buying a house is known to be one of the most stressful times in your life, and competing with other would-be purchasers in a heated property market doesn’t help the stress levels... 

Property Speaking | 14 Nov 2017

Being an Airbnb host

Before becoming the host-with-the-most phenomenal reviews, it is important that you understand the IRD’s requirements and your obligations to your lender, insurer and local authority...