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Legal tips on buying or building your first home

The prospect of buying your first home is a big deal. The first home is always a dream that all couples work for it to come true. But don’t let that dream become a nightmare. Get the best advice by getting a helpful property lawyer who can explain the process and assist you along the way. Here are a few useful tips, before you go on the road to your 1st dream house: 1. Take your lawyer’s advice before signing the agreement, otherwise it might be too late to check or amend. Make sure you never sign an agreement without first having seen your lawyer. Your lawyer will ensure that all the specific terms and conditions are in the agreement and will work in your best interest. Getting an advice

Updates on the Parent Category of the NZ Residence programme

These days we are getting a lot of queries from our valued clients as to updates within the Parent Category of the Residence Programme. There is no straightforward answer apart from the fact that this visa category is undergoing substantial change. Previously the family categories consisted of the Parent category and the now closed Sibling and Adult categories. The family categories have been capped by the Government to a certain amount of approvals each year. In the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 years this was set at 11,000 visa approvals. This cap is now being reduced to 4,000 approvals across 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. It is important to understand that now as the cap has been limited to a mere 2

Wishing the Muslim community in New Zealand a Ramadhan Kareem

The Muslim community will be celebrating the month of fasting, Ramadhan later starting from this month. Muslims in New Zealand will fellow adherents from across the world in fasting from dawn till dusk this month. Ramadhan is usually a time of reflection for adherents for Muslims and it provides families the opportunity to spend valuable time together. We as a firm celebrate the diversity amongst our communities and the way in which this enriches the cultural, social and economic outlook of New Zealand. Legal Associates have this year printed over a 1000 copies of Ramadhan timetables for the Muslim community. This will assist people fasting by providing a reference point as to the start and

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