Director - Whangarei
Tony helps business and property owners successfully navigate their legal rights and obligations. Through his many years of legal experience and background as a company owner and CEO, Tony provides sophisticated and practical advice on property development, governance and business sales and purchases.
His clients include prominent Trust boards, developers and businesses in Northland.
Tony was previously a partner at Urlich McNab Kilpatrick, before becoming a director of WRMK Lawyers (following the merger of Webb Ross and Urlich McNab Kilpatrick).
Tony is highly involved in the community. He is the chair of the Northland Rail advocacy group. He is currently standing for Mayor in Whangarei and the DHB in Northland. He is a member of the NZLS Property Law Reform Panel.
Previously he has been:
- Director Rotary World Community Service
- Candidate for the general election in 2017 and ADLS Board in 2019
- President Whangarei Flying Club
- Committee Member of Northland Property Investors' Association
- President of the Whangarei Music Society
- President of Rotary Whangarei South
- Member of the Auckland District Law Society Technology Committee
- Acting chairman of Law Alliance New Zealand Ltd
- Chair of the Northland Chamber of Commerce Inc
- Trustee of the Northland Community Foundation
- Trustee Whangarei Boys High
- Trustee Whangarei Intermediate
Qualifications: LLB, MBA, University of Auckland
- Sale of a Northland Trophy farm and beach property and subdivision for vendors
- Advising on the syndication of a prominent Whangarei business to provide expansion funding
- Completing a prominent large subdivision from concept to sales, and
- Governance advice for a significant Northland Trust Board.
P: 09 470 2588
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Tony Savage's Blog Posts
Anti-Money Laundering 1 July 2018
July 02, 2018
Real estate transactions are a major target for Anti Money Laundering. From 1st July we will be subject to these regulations. Read about how this will affect you and your clients
When does the “Brightline test” start and finish?
June 18, 2018
Will the current Brightline Test conditions affect you and your house sale?
The New Rules on Selling to Overseas Buyers Won't Affect Me, Right?
February 01, 2018
New rules about an overseas person acquiring land are proposed to be in place very soon. So long as your residential, lifestyle or a farm over 5 hectares is not owned by a company or trust, then you are only affected by the new rules if you sell or transfer your property to an overseas persons.
My Backyard Subdivision - Part 6: Insurance
April 28, 2017
It is so important to get insurance right when you're building, this week I discuss the different types of insurance and a real life insurance claim that happened during my subdivision
My Backyard Subdivision - Part 5: Banking
December 14, 2016
For many backyard developers, engagement with their bank will be required at some point. It is always best to do this early to understand what requirements the Bank will impose on you either before you start developing or during the development process.
My Backyard Subdivision - Part 4: Building
November 23, 2016
You should be at the stage now where you can starting the building process. This blog outlines all the essential members of your building team and things that need to be considered for compliance.
My Backyard Subdivision - Part 3: Titles and Boundaries
November 02, 2016
In the last article in this series we looked at buying the property that you want to develop. When buying you do not want to fall into one of the property development traps - in this case paying too much for the property because you have not done all your homework
What Happens To Debt After You Die
September 29, 2016
Generally all of your debt, mortgages, credit card debts and car loans, will need to be paid back when you die. The executor you appoint in your will to act for your estate will sell sufficient of your assets to pay all of your debts.
My Backyard Subdivision - Part 2: Purchasing Your Property
September 14, 2016
In my last article I talked about why you should first establish the feasibility of your project. This week I discuss the actual purchasing of your property.
My Backyard Subdivision - Part 1: The Essentials of Feasibility
August 31, 2016
Before investing in your idea, test if there is actually a market for what you are selling.
My Backyard Subdivision – Ten easy steps to property development nirvana
August 18, 2016
Property development is a great way to add value to your property. A backyard subdivision (dividing one property into two or three titles) is straightforward if you know what to do, who should do it, and more importantly in what order things are to be done!
Due Diligence: 12 Important Things To Be Aware Of
May 17, 2016
When buying a commercial property, make the agreement subject to a “due diligence” clause so you don’t have to go ahead if you find a problem.
Who pays when your residential tenant damages your property?
April 28, 2016
If your tenant damages your insured residential premises, even intentionally, the tenant does not have to pay for it. As a result the cost of insurance will likely increase not all tenants or risks may be covered in the future.
Update required to policy when licensee buying property
April 19, 2016
Agents and Licences will be surprised to learn that their policy about buying property when the agency has been engaged to sell a property do not comply with legal requirements.
What can you do when your company gets into financial trouble (liquidation, receivership?)
November 06, 2013
Not being able to pay bills on time can happen very suddenly and for no fault of your own (a large client does not pay or disruption such as an earthquake). The fall out can be extensive - like the recent Mainzeal receivership. What are the options?