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More roadblocks to ringfencing?

This week's question comes from Tania (paraphrased): Now that submissions have closed for ring-fencing, what happens next? Is there anything else investors can do to stop it from becoming law? Andrew King from the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation kindly replies below: Public submissions on ring-fencing have closed, so our opportunity to have input into the matter has of... read more
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Kristine King: A 101 on Rent-to-Buy

Rent to buy can be an option to purchase a home when you are not in a position to borrow from a bank and purchase on the open market. However, there are several issues that vendors and purchasers should consider. Securing the Purchaser’s Occupancy The purchaser has a beneficial interest in the property, which gives them a right to caveat the title to the propert... read more
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How safe is Google Drive for storing banking and investment documents?

This week's question comes from Alex (paraphrased): Is it safe to use Google Drive to store all of my banking and tenancy/investment documents? How often should I change my password? Vijay Nyayapati from Redbrick Technology Limited kindly responds below: Google Drive has been strong on security, provided you follow their recommendations such as having strong passwor... read more
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Reasonable compensation for early termination

Concerning Hood, Angela Julie vs First National Marlborough Limited [2019] NZTT Blenheim 4180394 The issue What can a landlord reasonably recover from a tenant for terminating a fixed-term tenancy early? The facts - The fixed-term tenancy between the two parties was reduced and terminated early at an earlier hearing by an interim order (presumably under s66(1) of the RTA). - Th... read more
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Dear Finance & Expenditure Committee,

It is 6 pm and I start work at my second job, the one I am doing to make sure I can provide for my own retirement and I’m not solely reliant on the government to support me. I am a painter, kitchen builder, curtain hanger, and cleaner also known as - property investor. I continue working until about midnight, then go home and get a few hours’ sleep to do it all again tomorr... read more
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Peter Lewis: What can you deduct?

Given the ongoing publicity and often heated discussions, all landlords should by now know that there are a number of mandatory upgrades and enhancements that will be required for all residential rental properties over the next few years. We have already passed the date when it became compulsory to install smoke alarms in all such properties, and we are very near the time... read more
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Osaki protection not afforded to Airbnb tenants

Concerning Tobin, Jackie vs CHEN, JIANQING [2019] NZTT Auckland 4172141 The issue Whether tenants are afforded the Osaki protection for damages caused by Airbnb sub-tenants? The facts - Mr Chen rented two apartments from Ms Tobin for a period of time until 21 October 2018. - Mr Chen had never occupied either property and instead, on-leased both as Airbnb rentals with the knowledge and ... read more
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CGT on family homes with rent-by-room

This week's question comes from Tina (paraphrased): The TWG report recommends that family homes be exempt from its proposed CGT. If I sell a family home which has had rooms rented out over a period of time, would I have to pay CGT on the sale or a portion of the sale? Amanda Watt from Shortland CA kindly responds below: Based on the TWG's final report - you will ... read more
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Is remedial insulation deductible?

This week's question comes from Ron (paraphrased): What is the tax treatment for remedial insulation on a rental property where existing insulation is going to be topped up (i.e. part repair part improvement)? Mark Withers from Withers Tsang kindly responds below: The government has not assisted the push for better insulation of Kiwi homes by failing to clarify the capital/revenu... read more
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What is the standard for installing heating at rental properties?

This week's question comes from Fred (paraphrased): What is the standard for installing heating at residential rental properties? A well-timed question! Regrettably, there isn't a straightforward answer. Why? Because the entire rental industry has found ourselves smack-bang in the middle of a strange twilight zone bookended by the Home Improvement Regulations (HIR) that our Ten... read more

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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