CS v MF [2016] NZFC 2206

Published 31 July 2016

Appointment of property manager — Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988, s 31. The Court determined an application for appointment of a manager under s 31 the Act, after the subject person’s family had failed to come to an agreement. Matters had to be decided as payment was outstanding for rest home services. The issue to be determined was whether the property manager should be the Public Trust or a law firm as preferred by one of the parties. The Judge decided the Public Trust should be appointed as they had already been formally approached and consented. The Public Trust was experienced, local, and able to act swiftly and efficiently in regard to the matters. The Public Trust was appointed and directed to sell the house after obtaining a registered valuation of the property. **Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements.