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Investing In Property During COVID-19

Investing In Property During COVID-19 Economic turmoil caused by a global pandemic has been an ever-present threat, especially in modern societies where millions of people cross borders every day.  Compared with the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2007-2008, which highlighted poor...

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Should I agree to be a trustee?

Should I agree to be a trustee? What you need to know before signing the dotted line Firstly, what is a trustee? A trustee is someone who controls property within a trust fund and distributes it to the beneficiaries according to the...

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Commercial Leases During a Pandemic

What are your rights under the COVID-19 lockdown? During the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, the majority of businesses are unable to operate normally from their leased premises. So what rights do commercial tenants have? First and foremost it depends on...

What are the Student Visa requirements in NZ?

What are the Student Visa requirements in NZ? Anyone looking to study in New Zealand for longer than three months is required to apply for a student visa. This entitles international students to reside and work up to 20 hours per...

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How can I get residency in NZ?

How can I get residency in NZ? New Zealand offers a wide range of different types of visas, some of which lead to residency. Understanding how residency works is important for anyone who is planning to take a long term position...