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12 skills future millionaires develop in their 20s

The start of any new journey is undoubtedly daunting and rudderless. Wealth building is no different. Newcomers to the property market often struggle for a clear direction. You know where you want to get to, you just don’t know how to get there. Over the years, we have had the great pleasure of accompanying many APIA members on their own personal wealth journey. We have seen impres... read more
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Finding great property deals in a competitive market

Have you ever asked yourself why is it that some investors are actively investing in this market while others have stopped? When we hear 'the market is just too expensive to invest in' often enough, it is easy to trick our brains into accepting that as an absolute fact. Don't lose sight of the fact that everyone is in a different situation. A market that is simply too hot for anoth... read more
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Landlord Q&A - Extra Airbnb income for landlords?

If a landlord’s consent is being sought for the tenant to sublet the property to Airbnb guests and in return for the consent the tenant offers a percentage of the Airbnb earnings, could the landlord legally accept that offer under the RTA? Interestingly, the Tenancy Tribunal has recently ruled that Airbnb is subletting and so the tenant requires the owner’s written cons... read more
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Hosting Airbnb at rentals deem a breach of RTA

Airbnb is one of those Eureka! ideas that make you kick yourself for not having thought of it first. It makes complete sense, why have a spare room sitting around doing nothing when you can make a good side income out of it? After all, we live in a sharing economy that is increasingly divorced from traditional economic models and embraces social entrepreneurship. And in that spirit... read more
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Pi$$ing dogs and a pot of oil: Where we are at with Holler v Osaki

In 2009, Mrs. Osaki left the pot of boiling oil on the stove, left the kitchen, and soon forgot about it. Her absent-mindedness not only led to significant fire destruction of the (rented) property but also set off a chain of judicial events that culminated in the controversial Court of Appeal judgment Holler & Rouse v Osaki & Anor [2016] NZCA 130 [15 April 2016] -... read more
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Meth: a tale of woe

Peter Lewis recounts the below experience of an APIA member clawing his way through a meth contamination nightmare. Take a read: Joe (not his real name of course) owns a property in the northern suburbs of Auckland. There are three residential houses on this property, and Joe rents them all out to support himself in his old age. After one of the houses became vacant, Joe retained the p... read more
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Bogeymania: the great insurance misdirection

All the hype surrounding P contamination in rental property is leading many to assume that meth is the undisputed bogeyman for all landlords. The thing about the bogeyman is that it is a figment of our overactive imagination, irrationally based, and conveniently served up to distract us from what matters. Yes, meth contamination is frighteningly possible at rental properties. But j... read more
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Peter Lewis: Social housing and long term tenancies

At a recent seminar, Philanthropy New Zealand promoted the idea of private investment into social housing. However, under the current Residential Tenancy Act legislation, it is unlikely that these efforts will be successful as there will be minimal return available to such investors given current rental legislation. Contrary to public perception, residential property investment in ... read more
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Landlording Q&A - Should I give a written reference?

My out-going tenant is requesting a reference in writing. Should I give it? Landlords are not under any legal obligation to give their tenants references. When you act as a referee for an ex-tenant, you do so out of goodwill. Should you give your reference in writing? You are, of course, free to do so but we recommend that you do not. Giving reference is such a ... read more
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The best ways to manage a difficult tenant

The daisy lady got me thinking about difficult tenants. Be a landlord long enough and you are sure to get one of those. You know the one. She takes up 90% of your time and energy making the others look like a day at the beach. She rings you at 10pm because the carpet has peeled off from the floor and leaves five voicemails in the space of an hour because everything is urgent an... read more

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Mathieu Holt- Managing Director, The Tenancy Practice Service & TPS Credit Control
Through the Association I found the channels and methods to fund the purchase of property I never dreamed about. Grant Brown

All round it has been one of those things Neil and I felt was really worthwhile belonging to. We have learned so much it has just built our confidence in what we are doing.

Janice Bieleski
I read two articles in the monthly magazine that saved me over $5,000. That is my membership fee for the next 26 years and I am sure I will learn a whole lot more! John Duncan
Fantastic organisation. The networking opportunities are brilliant and provide us with information and opportunities that cannot be obtained anywhere else. We learn something new at every meeting and we've been in this game for nearly 20 years. Pauline and Gyanen Kumar

I find the information obtained from various APIA meetings very useful in guiding my own property investment and rental management.  I also enjoy the networking opportunities with like-minded investors.  I am inspired by other investors’ success and find the more experiences and knowledge that I share with others, the more confident I become.  

Thanks to all APIA event organizers and administrators for your brilliant work. 

Stella Shao

I like talking to people and learning from their experience because it gives me the confidence to invest well. I think it is a knowledge thing. I now know I am doing things the right way.

Stephen Weatherall

My APIA membership has become a total success.

Every time I attend a monthly or regional meeting I come away with so many useful and positive tips that have added value to my property investments and management.

Not only that, the website is a great place for practical advice and useful information. It has now evolved into an important resource for my business.

Talk about value for money! The discounts I have been getting at Bunnings when I present my APIA membership card have more than paid for my annual subscription!

Tim Duffett, Plan A Investments Limited