Villa Antiques – valuers of chattels

Too often elderly are taken advantage of by the unscrupulous. David and Christine Saunders, having spent the last 30 years attending chattel auctions, have a very good grasp of the second hand market for chattels if you are down sizing and wish to gain the best price for items and dispose of them efficiently. They … Continued

Power to Care

If because of age illness or disability you are unable to fully manage your personal and or financial affairs, they may be able to help. Professional Welfare Guardians and Property Managers. Care and protection of Adults and their property. See the website for more information or phone the numbers above. (Protection of Personal and Property … Continued


Anne was a nurse for over 20 years at Ngaio Marsh and Nazareth House Retirement homes. She started Blitzit in 2007 and has helped many retired people declutter and organise their homes. If you are considering downsizing Anne will help you decide what to keep , pack your items and help you unpack on moving … Continued

ReVamp Downsizing Service

Shifting from a larger home to a small one? Working with a deceased estate? Relocating? ReVamp Downsizing will establish what you want done, make a complete inventory, and have everything packed and itemized for sale or disposal. All you have to do is decide what you want to keep and they will do the rest. … Continued

Relationship Property The Property (Relationships) Act 1976. The law will applies to two people over the age of 18 who are living together as a couple. The act gives an extensive definition of what living together as a couple means. It deals with the fair division of property when the relationship ends. Changes to the law … Continued

Property Check

PropertyCheck is an independent property consultant committed to helping you make informed decisions about your property. They offer a comprehensive service to ensure that you get the information you need to make wise decisions. Their services include: Pre-purchase Inspection Report Pre-sale Inspection Report Property File Investigation Specialist Consultancy in weather-tightness Design Service for Remedial Solutions … Continued

Harmans Lawyers

  Harmans Lawyers specialise in legal issues for older people including the following: Wills Trusts Enduring Powers of Attorney Rest Home Subsidies Occupation Right Agreements Funeral Trusts Estate Planning Asset Protection   Harmans specialise in legal issues relating to seniors. Their friendly down-to-earth team offer practical advice in plain English, on how to protect your … Continued

Leaky Buildings/Homes

As a result of a recent report by the Building Industry Authority ( BIA) there has been a lot of media and political attention about the problem. The Building Industry Authority suggests the following contacts: 1. Local Council 2. BRANZ (Building Research Association of New Zealand) ‘phone 04 237 1170. BRANZ have accredited advisors … Continued

Enduring Power of Attorney EPA

The Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 (PPPR Act) introduced the concept of an Enduring Power of Attorney. It is designed to ‘provide protection and promotion of the personal and property rights of persons who are not fully able to manage their own affairs’. There are two kinds of enduring powers of attorney … Continued