Many people are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and look to purchase rural property, also known as “lifestyle blocks” or “plots”. Often undeveloped, people see the opportunity to own a piece of paradise, build from scratch and really make it their own. The team at Legal Solutions can help with carrying out due diligence carefully, so you know exactly what you’re getting today and in the future. For example, things to check are development plans for the area and how they could affect your slice of paradise. Other considerations when it comes to rural property are: GST, sewerage and water supply, zoning rules under the Resource Management Act (RMA), and any land covenants affecting the land.