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Rent: A classic landlord dilemma

A troubling report inferring bidding wars for rentals has prompted us to consider one of the moral dilemmas of being a landlord - How much is too much to charge tenants? While the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment has clarified there is nothing in the Residential Tenancies Act which 'precludes the tenant from indicating what they would be willing to pay for a ... read more
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Get ready for summer!

We've got together with some of our good friends to bring you a list of summer landlord tips. Take a look: Dean Larritt, Maintain To Profit Minimise the need for emergency repairs over the summer. Check that all of your rentals are secure by giving the door- and window- locks a once-over before you head off on holiday. Ron Goodwin December/January are typically high-churn m... read more
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Failure to lodge bond is no joke

54 Tribunal orders amounting to $38,713.76 in exemplary damages and costs against an Invercargill landlord are reasons enough for all of us refresh our understanding of landlords’ bond duties. After an exhaustive investigation by the Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team, the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment brought 54 Tribunal applications ... read more
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Pre-purchase checks you should never forget about

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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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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Landlord Q&A - Extending lease on rental being used for business purposes

I have a fixed-term tenant who is using the (residential) rental as a massage clinic. Now that the fixed-term is over, the tenant is requesting for another two years of fixed-term tenancy. I read from the template tenancy agreement that the property has to be used principally for residential purposes. That is not the case here. I do want to keep her as a tenant. If I sign... read more
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5 minutes with Paula Robinson and Bevan Warn

Paula Robinson and Bevan Warn are no property newbies. By the time they met in 2011, they have both accumulated over 30 years experience in property and landlord. Being enthusiastic about their investments as well as networking with fellow investors, Paula and Bevan have kindly put their hands up to host the regular Warkworth investor networking group that will start its first ... read more
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Landlord Q&A - Health and safety policy requirements for landlords

We are landlords of both commercial and residential properties and have been advised that we are required to have a Health And Safety Policy And Plan. Is that correct? If so, what should the policy/plan cover? Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (“Act”) commercial landlords and (at times) residential landlords are Persons Conducting a Business or Undertak... read more
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How to build your B&H dream team

It is often said that real wealth with property comes with time. You are more likely to succeed if you take the long-term approach to accumulate both cash flow and capital gain over time. Which is why it is so important for any investor to build a strong investment team, not just for now, but for the long term. The goal here is for all the elements of your team to come together lik... 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