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Legalities

 

The number 1 rule to buying a property in Bulgaria is to make sure you have a lawyer. You
wouldn’t buy a property in the UK without a solicitor would you? Within this area we have a
selection of articles that relate to the legal facets of property in New Zealand.
 

Applying for a visa

The type of visa you need to apply for really depends on your personal situation and your plans when you reach New Zealand. The options can initially be bewildering but if you sit down and work your way through the process methodically, it’s really not so bad. You can find out what your options are by going to the Government website www.immigration.govt.nz and going through the Find a Visa questionnaire.  For most  More...


Legal tips for renovating in New Zealand

Building work in New Zealand is subject to fairly strict regulations. If you are undertaking a major renovation you’d be wise to make sure you are familiar with the key rules that may apply. It’s highly likely you will need to obtain building consent from the local council. This needs to be applied for before work commences and it’s basically the council’s way of checking that what you are doing is safe.  The general rules for when consent is needed  More...


Choosing where to buy in New Zealand

The most time consuming part of buying a house is often just finding something you like. It can be even harder when you are in a new country.  When it comes to types of house you are spoilt for choice in New Zealand.   As a Londoner, I was used to seeing streets of semi-detached houses that all look pretty much the same. Here you can walk down one street and see much more variety, from wooden character cottages to modern executive style homes, bungalows,  More...


Lessons to be learned: a buying story from New Zealand

New Zealand is up there in the list of top destinations for British people moving abroad; along with Australia, Spain, France and the USA. New Zealand offers a life in the great outdoors, beautiful scenery and some of the friendliest people on the planet. Jean and Sid had always dreamt of buying a large farm in New Zealand, with plenty of space for their animals - dogs and horses especially. They also wanted there to be plenty of space for when their children and grandchildren  More...


How to find a good solicitor in New Zealand

New Zealand welcomes visitors and emigrants alike to its shores every year. It is one of the most beautiful countries on earth and is fast becoming one of the top destination countries for Brits moving abroad. Many are looking for peace and tranquillity and a new life in a country where they can take a slower pace and enjoy a better quality of life. If you decide to buy a holiday home in New Zealand, or indeed if you decide to take the plunge and move there on a more permanent  More...


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