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Publications

If you want to keep up with the latest changes in the law, you have come to the right place. Glaister Ennor produces three newsletters, free of charge. (How often do you hear a lawyer say that?).

Body Corporate Business deals with Body Corporate and Unit Title issues and published monthly. Please find the latest version here.

In Brief covers a broad range of legal issues and published three times a year. Please find the latest version here.

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Articles

  • Doing Things by the Book

    10 July 2019

    Non-compliance with the procedural requirements of the Unit Titles Act 2010 can lead bodies corporate into strife. The Tenancy Tribunal decision, Martin v Body Corporate 71725 [2019] NZTT Christchurch 9010441, provides a useful reminder of the importance of doing things by the book.In Martin v Body Corporate 71725, a number of unit owners applied for orders relating to Body Corporate 71725’s (Body Corporate) failure to comply with the Unit Titles Act 2010 and Unit Titles Regulations 2011. The primary issues ...

  • Residential Tenancies Act 1986 Update: Retaliatory Notices, Letting Fees, and Healthy Homes Standards

    5 July 2019

    Retaliatory NoticesThere have been a number of recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (RTA). For example, it is now unlawful for a landlord to end a tenancy where a tenant has exercised a lawful right under its tenancy agreement. Following receipt of a notice of termination, where the tenant believes that it has been issued in retaliation to an exercise of a lawful right, the tenant can apply within 28 days to the Tenancy Tribunal for an order ...

  • New People at Glaister Ennor

    5 July 2019

    Pierre WongPierre Wong is a solicitor in the Corporate and Commercial team at Glaister Ennor. Pierre works with Partner Mike Roberton to help provide expert legal advice on mergers & acquisitions, banking and finance, corporate restructuring and commercial property. Pierre has experience in advising on the sale and purchase of businesses, shareholder agreements, commercial property, the negotiation of commercial leasing, and refinancing. Paul KimPaul Kim is a solicitor in the Litigation and Disputes Resolution team at Glaister Ennor. He advises clients ...

  • Individual Employment Agreements

    5 July 2019

    Are you considering selling your business? Or, are you looking to take disciplinary action against an employee, terminate their employment even? Or, are you wanting to protect your confidential information and trade connections?It is a statutory requirement for every employee to have a written employment agreement (the obligation falling on the employer to provide such an agreement). As well as to comply with the statutory obligation, the purpose of an employment agreement is to ensure that you and your employee ...

  • Dealing with Debtors

    5 July 2019

    Unpaid debts are, unfortunately, part and parcel of running a business.  Recovering these debts does not need to be difficult or stressful, but it does involve proactive steps in taking stock of your debtors. While regular communication is always the preferred and most cost effective option, businesses are sometimes left with no other choice but to pursue legal remedies for recovery. The starting point is often a letter of demand that sets out the basis for the debtor’s liability and demands payment ...

  • Whose Roof?

    5 June 2019

    The question of liability for repairs and maintenance in a unit title development is a pressing matter for all bodies corporate and unit owners. Each wants (and needs) to know who is responsible for repairing and maintaining what – who has to pay for it and in what shares.Recent case law has emphasised the importance of collective responsibility and body corporate responsibility for weathertightness and building-wide systems (Body Corporate S73368 v Otway [2018] NZCA 612 and Body Corporate 199380 v ...