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OWNER.—The consent of the Land Sales Court will be required to the exchange. OWN KlNG.—Gifts made within 12 months of a total exceeding £500 are liable to gift duty. It is probable that a. new Government valuation of the property would be required for the purpose of ascertaining whether it was liable to duty or not, and for fixing the amount of duty if payable. Duty is payable on the total value, not merely on the unimproved value. MANUREWA.—The Land Sales Committee will consider the application on its merits. You must allow for the fact that the property is two years older and that some repairs would in any case be required during that time. , AIR BLUE.— Primarily the matter is one that depends upon your local by-law. If there is nuisance the local sanitary inspector should be called in. If there has been no breach of the by-laws and the inspector will take no action, the onus will be on you to take proceedings for damages for a nuisance, and you will have to prove that In fact the nuisance exists. SECTION —If it is a cash transaction, the total cost is likely to be between £7 and £8. TENANT.—Where tne ownership Is Joint, on the death of one of the owners the survivor becomes sole owner. If In her lifetime one of the Joint owners sells her ™" Buyer becomes the tenant in common and his estate will be entltieo to half share In the property after his death. WORRIED.—It is an offence to ask for or to receive a price in excess of the value fixed by the Land Sales Court. Except, in the case where the Court decides that the property is farm land suitable for servicemen, you are not obliged to sell at the reduced price and may withdraw the property from sale. O.A P. You may operate on your bank account without the consent of anyone. NUTS.—You are entitled to have the Job properly completed. If you get no satisfaction you should get your solicitor to sue. PINEX.—The figures you give Indicate that there is some mistake. You should ask for an explanation. IN DOUBT. —Tin maintenance is not automatically varied by tha re-marriage of the husband. He may apply to the Court to have the. amount reduced. INTERESTED.—If the articles are fixed permanently to the property they becom? tha <-f ths b.nd'c:d. If 'hsy -re no. fixed and an h<! readily removed the tenant ma* i&mave. uvai.

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LEGAL INQUIRY COLUMN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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LEGAL INQUIRY COLUMN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945