Welcome to the December 2007 edition of Bell Gully's Property publication
The lawmakers have been active of late when it comes to updating legislation and introducing new initiatives that will impact property and business sectors.
The Property Law Act 2007 was recently passed and will substantially reform the law on real and personal property. The Act comes into force on 1 January 2008, and in this edition we look at some of its key provisions.
There have been further changes to the Waste Minimisation Bill since it was first considered. Its new name - the Waste Minimisation and Resource Recovery Bill - reflects in part some of those changes. We look at what they are and what they may mean for business.
We are pleased to welcome some new members to the Bell Gully property team. Senior associate Josh McBride and solicitor Nick Goodger have moved from Bell Gully's litigation team to join the property team, providing invaluable specialist property litigation and dispute resolution advice. In this issue, they have written an article which examines the potential limitations of special conditions in sale and purchase agreements in light of a recent Court of Appeal decision.
We hope you find these articles of value and we look forward to receiving your feedback and suggestions for future editions. Please feel free to contact us, other members of the team listed in this update, or publication editor Nichola Flaherty.
For more information on any of the cases, articles and features in Property Update, please email Tom Bennett or call on 64 9 916 8789.
This publication is necessarily brief and general in nature. You should seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt with in this publication.