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BUYING LAND? BEWARE OF THESE HIDDEN COSTS

Building a new home is an exciting (and potentially expensive) project. So it’s important to check the land you intend to build on is suitable before you buy it. Soil type and land contour can vary dramatically in the Bay of Plenty. The region was once home to many farms and orchards and not all sections are straight-forward to build on.
Written by Hamish Murray at 11:00

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAPITAL GAINS TAX

The Inland Revenue is clamping down on property speculators and land traders. Although, it is widely said that New Zealand does not have a capital gains tax, in certain circumstances capital gains on land transactions are in fact taxable. There are five main categories of taxable land transactions. We’ve summarised the key things you need to know to take away the guesswork.
Written by Harriet Enright at 13:00

YOUR GUIDE TO SUBDIVIDING

If you are planning to subdivide land, there are a number of complex and overlapping requirements you need to be aware of. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Brooke Courtney at 09:00

THE ENVIRONMENT COURT CLARIFIES HOW LONG LANDOWNERS HAVE TO COMPLETE THEIR SUBDIVISIONS

When a subdivision consent is issued and does not specify its duration, the Resource Management Act (the Act) says that the consent lapses 5 years after it commences unless it is given effect to. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Michelle Carabine at 09:00
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