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Dear customer,

CELEBRATING 25 YEARSOpen Late Wednesday.

To help you and your clients with the hectic lead up to Christmas, we're open till 8pm on Wednesday 18 December. And if you’ve got agreements with dates in December or January, remember that December 24 – January 5 (inclusive) are not considered working days for the New Zealand Law Society agreement for sale and purchase.

Our office will close at 1pm on Monday, 23 December 2013 and reopen on Monday, 6 January 2014 – but many law firms will not re-open until much later in January.

In this newsletter we cover unit titles. What you need to know when selling a unit title property, what information must be disclosed and how to request that information.

For first home buyers, our article explains KiwiSaver. How to withdraw funds for purchase and important information on how to allow sufficient time between going unconditional and settlement day.

If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact us, we’d love to hear from you. And for any urgent matters, please contact Wade Hansen, Partner, on 021 286 3267.

As we head into the festive season we wish you a bumper summer of property sales.


Greg, Ruth, Pete, Wade and the team at Smith and Partners
  | Wade Hansen
Selling a unit title property – disclosure requirements
Samantha CurtisUnit title properties are becoming more and more common in West Auckland – making it more important than ever for you as a real estate agent to understand the special requirements for disclosure. Partner, Wade Hansen discusses what the law requires, what you need to discuss with vendors and how to ensure the information is obtained on time to get that sale through. READ MORE »

  | Maria Hamber
How to use Kiwisaver to purchase a house
Ruth GregoryThe new Loan to Value (LVR) rules are making it harder for first home buyers to enter the market. Many of them are still coming to you looking for advice and a KiwiSaver withdrawal can be a great help to get to that elusive 20% deposit. Property solicitor, Maria Hamber explains who qualifies, what a KiwiSaver withdrawal can and can’t be used for and how someone would go applying for a KiwiSaver withdrawal.

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