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Peter Lewis: DTI is but a band-aid solution to the bigger housing crisis

Reserve bank Governor Graham Wheeler has been working for some time to reduce the risk that he sees in the New Zealand banking system, mainly centred on house price inflation and low dairy product returns. Now that the milk market has turned up again, property prices and the related mortgage lending seem to be his main target. He has already attempted to restrain the demand for h... read more
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Peter Lewis: Rent control is not the answer to fairer housing

We sometimes hear advocates for residential tenants claim that rents should be subject to price control. They say that rent controls provide long-term security for renters, and tilt the balance of power away from landlords towards the tenants. This, in their view, makes for a fairer housing market in which households with lower incomes cannot easily be pushed aside by landlords k... read more
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What you need to know about the proposed amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act

This week the Government introduced the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (2) to Parliament. There are three main parts to this Bill that are worth noting by landlords: Tenants liability for damage Since Holler v Osaki, tenants are no longer liable for damages they unintentionally cause to a rental property. This Bill addresses the inherent inequitable outcome Holler has c... read more
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5 not-so-obvious tips from obviously expeirenced landlords

Landlording is not rocket science but experience and attention to detail count a great deal. Here are five not-so-obvious tips experienced APIA landlords have to share with newbies: Tip 1: Find your inner Ebenesa Every landlord lives with this constant tug-o-war between our inner Ebenezer Scrooge and Mother Theresa. On the one hand, you are a property investor, and profit matters... read more
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Tips on collecting and handling your tenant's personal information

Landlords should not be at ease in light of recent reports characterising the Auckland rental market as being under significant demand pressure. Your applicant base expanding does not make it easier for you to find your next tenant. In fact, it should mean quite the opposite. Now is as good a time as any for all landlords and letting agents to review your vetting process an... read more
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Building Q&A - Building contracts

I am building a home first time and needed advice on the contracts that builders will sign since I hear that builders hardly ever sign much and that contracts are weak in terms of getting good quality / trustworthy service to completion. Can you tell me if they will sign sundowner clauses, a penalty clause for time and cost overrun? Also, will they agree to receive the last 5%... read more
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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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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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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.  

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