How Often Should You Update Your Will and Why?

Anyone with a good estate planning lawyer knows they need a will, but something isn’t often discussed is the need to keep a will updated periodically. Think about it. Do you have a will? If yes, when was the last time you looked at it, or even thought about it? It’s very common for people to put time and effort into creating a will, but then keep it locked away, where it stays untouched until it needs to be used.

Unfortunately, by that time, your situation may have changed dramatically. Read on to find out more about when you should be regularly updating your will.
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How Do Multi-Offers Work?

Here at BMC Lawyers, we specialise in property, and we’re here to help walk you through one of the more complicated parts of real estate: multi-offers.
Before we can start, we cover exactly what a multi-offer entails. Essentially, if more than one buyer is making a written offer for a property, the real estate agent compiles them all and hands them over to the seller to select from.
Whether you’re a buyer or seller, it’s important to know how this situation works. Read on to find out more!
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Buying Property with a View

Whether you’re looking for properties for sale on Kapiti coast or elsewhere around the Wellington region, chances are there will be some land elevation involved. After all, who doesn’t want a home with a view?
But before you go ahead with a purchase, it’s important to factor in all the possibilities. After all, buying property on a hillside isn’t necessarily all positives. That’s not to say it should be avoided; it just requires some particular focus. To find out what we mean, read on.
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Advice on Commercial Contract Terms of Trade

Contracts are an important element of virtually every industry or individual business. Contracts are required for most major transactions, and without contract processes, many commercial industries would not be able to function reliably. […]

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Why You Need a Lawyer When Buying NZ Property

Having an expert in residential conveyancing law on your side when purchasing property isn’t just a good idea, it’s essential. Most people already know that getting a lawyer to help with buying a home is the best way to do things, but if you didn’t, read on. […]

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A Guide to Buying Property with Trees

As leading property lawyers in Wellington, we’ve seen our fair share of properties that feature some of the flora Wellington is covered with. There are plenty of places around the region absolutely covered in trees. While trees can be a great addition to any home, they can end up causing issues if they’re mismanaged. Tree life can wind up creating strife between neighbours by blocking views or sunlight, or even lead to structural damage caused by roots. Leaves can block guttering, branches can grow into powerlines, and so on. […]

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Selling Property in Winter: All You Need to Know

Here at Breaden McCardle Lawyers, residential conveyancing law is our specialty, so trust us when we say selling your home in late winter or in early spring may not be as bad an idea as it sounds! In fact, there are several reasons it could be a better option than selling in the warmer seasons; maybe your work gets in the way of a summer sale, maybe your finances are tipping you toward selling sooner, or maybe the timing just seems right. […]

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Why You Need to Plan Your Estate

Do you really need an estate planning lawyer? Well, if you want your assets looked after in a particular way after you pass away, the answer is yes. Planning your estate can be complicated, but it’s very important—a well-planned estate safeguards your assets from potential creditors, relationship claims, and ensure your wealth benefits those you want it to. […]

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