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Nick Goodall: Impact of the 2017 Election on Auckland’s property market

As the year draws to a close, we’ve got a good understanding on likely changes to the property market and certainly which buyer groups are under the new Government’s property spotlight. In short, property speculators and foreign buyers are the focus. The Government has been clever in using the Overseas Investment Act to restrict foreign citizens buying existing property, but there’s... read more
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Pre-purchase checks investors often forget

It is largely accepted that buying a rental is different to buying a home. Investors buy on projected yield and growth making purchasing a rental a somewhat mechanical process (if you repeat it often enough). But what if you are buying a rental and an existing tenancy? Should you broaden your due diligence and look at anything other than the numbers? Take a look at the recent Trib... read more
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How to establish a claim at the Tenancy Tribunal?

This week's Tribunal case digest relates to Simpson, Alan Geraint vs K & S Ballantyne Family Trust, JR Kerr Family Trust and other parties. The way the adjudicator sets out the order serves as a lesson for landlords on presenting and asserting your claim at the Tribunal. As our commentary largely relates to process (rather than the application of the Residential Tenancies Act), I wi... read more
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What can investors learn from this ex-FBI agent?

Change is a familiar state for property investors. Tenants churn, the market waits for no one, policy-agenda shifts depending on where we are in an election cycle, lenders' appetite never stays the same - in short, things change. Change is great. Change flushes out new opportunities and gives us space to grow. But not everyone is a happy beneficiary of this perpetual state of ... read more
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Parry reversed - Tribunal activism gone too far?

Considering the tremendous stress Anderson v FM Custodians Ltd has had on the landlord community, Vic Inglis’ successful appeal at the District Court is nothing short than an extraordinary, and much needed, relief. In September this year, Mr. Inglis was ordered by the Tenancy Tribunal (citing Anderson as authority) to refund his former tenant, Natalie Parry, nearly $11,000 of ren... read more
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Tenancy adjudicators can spot your crazy a mile off

If ever there was a reminder for landlords to remain collected and evenly keeled, it is Wicjhita Holdings Limited vs Ross, Helena. Boy… what a case. Background Helena Ross’ tenancy from Wicjhita Holdings Limited (“WHL”) was subject to an earlier Tribunal decision which resulted in a termination and money order against the landlord, WHL. Application 4090334 to which this c... read more
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Are pets rental deal breakers?

A recent Stuff.co.nz article quoting Andrew King on behalf of the New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (“the NZPIF”) prompted an email from G that is of interest and should spark discussions amongst landlords. Note that personal details are redacted to protect parties’ privacy: Attn of: Andrew King cc xxxxx ... read more
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Asbestos - the invisible threat to your property

Asbestos-related illness is the number one cause of death in New Zealand workplaces. For that reason alone, the government will require, from April 2018, for all properties undergoing major renovation to be checked for asbestos. This will have significant impact on property investors who are likely to become PCBUs during renovation projects. Related article: Health & safety... read more
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Is banning foreign buyers the answer to our housing crisis?

Per its election promise, Labour is pushing ahead with plans to ban foreign buyers from buying existing residential properties in an effort to calm the housing market to benefit first home buyers. By all indications, the government is working on legislative changes with the expectation that by the end of this year non-citizens and non-residents will not be able to purchase exis... read more
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What can property investors learn from Jeff Bezos?

Oh… so so much. There is something to be said about the man who manages to turn a garage operation into a global conglomerate in less than a quarter of a century. A lot of something to be said actually, and we are only scratching the surface today. One stand-out Jeff Bezos business philosophy has always struck a chord with me, and it should with you. On the fundamental ingredie... 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