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11 Commercial Agreements Articles

Getting it right – the tender process.

The tender process is widely used in commercial property where an owner is engaging building contractors or is selling a property. Requests for tenders can create a separate process contract and this process contract has implied duties and obligations. It is important to understand these duties and obligations and also ...

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Cavell Leitch Spotlight - Rapaki Property Group

For more than 25 years Cavell Leitch has shared an immensely valued working relationship with Simon Henry, one of Christchurch’s largest industrial property investors, and his Rapaki Property Group. During this time Cavell Leitch has assisted Rapaki with the acquisition, development and leasing of a number of commercial and ...

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A Brief Market Update – Christchurch Commercial Property

The Christchurch commercial property market experienced disruption following the Canterbury Earthquakes. Prior to the earthquakes, increasing vacancy rates and shorter lease terms evidenced what was effectively a ‘tenant’s market’. Tenancy inducements were on offer to attract quality tenants whilst rental growth and investment demand remained relatively flat.

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A Brilliant Public Capital Raise – The Hub Hornby Shopping Mall

Raising capital from existing investors and the public can be challenging, particularly when you are facing the numerous requirements of the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and related financial markets legislation. However, when done properly, the result can be massively successful for all involved. Cavell Leitch recently advised Shopping Centre Investments ...

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Changes in the Courts

From 1 March 2017 new legislation has brought about change in civil procedure. Our District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court are now all governed by new Acts.
Whilst the overarching legislation concerning our courts has been reorganised, the substantive changes within the legislation are less monumental.

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Know your boundaries!

With the re-building of residential and commercial properties by property owners and insurance companies now being well underway, it is important to ensure you are clear regarding any easements registered against your title.

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Electronic contracts - when has an Agreement been reached?

Forming legally binding contracts can be more complex than you might think. Particular issues associated with the electronic world can add to that complexity. Creating contracts electronically has become significantly more common in recent years. In this article, we highlight just some of the issues which businesses should bear in ...

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