APIA Blog

RSS Feed

{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Peter Lewis: What landlords need to know about meth contamination

There has been a lot of confusion and debate about acceptable standards of methamphetamine contamination in rental housing. When the problem first surfaced, it was generally held that any level of meth in a property was a breach of the landlord’s requirement to provide a clean and safe house at the start of the tenancy. Several Tenancy Tribunal rulings at that time imposed large ... read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Peter Lewis: Progress on The Methamphetamine Contamination Issue

After considerable discussion and input from a number of interested parties including the Property Investors Federation, the New Zealand Standard NZS 8510:2017 on the testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties was released in August last year. Most landlords want to provide properties that are safe and secure for their tenants, but are naturally also concerne... read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

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

Recent Posts


Tags

structure skill shortage damage tax income p lab heater initio Editor's Choice market tenancy services rental wof buying rules cat Question and answer extractor fan Property (Relationships) Act trust insulation negotiation ocr Must know ask an expert beginner investor DTI warm up new zealand market rent banking positive cash flow development sale and purchase short-term rental scotney williams HHGA bad tenant nzpif fixed-term tenancy interest rates wealth creation tenant property maintenance inspection equity privacy trespass anz maintenance Investor story LIM capital gain buying Investment tip property value ventilation Kris Pedersen Mortgages and Insurance How to HSWA rta cgt property management return bond bond form rental market Must knows business Q&A investment strategy minor dwelling warren buffett productivity house prices twg report Standards New Zealand auckland council investor debt enforcement clnz first home buying rent cash-flow education election 2017 auckland shower dome off the plan letting fee lvr housing affordability winz HHS property rent arrears rta reform finance TCIT water bill sale and purchas trademe tenancy tribunal meth contamination ird Holler landlord financial advisers act CCC reserve bank CoreLogic airbnb management holiday house data security smoke alarm Market report robert kiyosaki boarding house heating legal advice worksafe interest only asbestos property cycle unitary plan tenancy issues Tribunal case study gluckman report mortgage insurance subdivision parry v inglis television letting Landlording ring-fencing partners sublease personal growth relationship watercare buyer's agent building Sponsored post renovation principal and interest wins Guest blog rent increase Jeff Bezos speculator housing bubble government

Archive

Introducing Our Partners
Principal Sponsor - Kris Pedersen Mortgages & Insurance logo Gold Sponsor - Barfoot & Thompson logo Gold Sponsor - CoreLogic logo Keith Hay Homes logo The Insulation Warehouse logo The Renovation Team logo The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation logo
09 360 2376
info@apia.org.nz

The Tenancy Practice Service and TPS Credit Control work closely with the Auckland Property Investors' Association. Our vision of bringing helpful resources, documents and high quality services to Auckland Property Investors and Property Managers is shared by APIA, so its a partnership that works well. 

The Auckland Property Investors' Association is a great organisation for those who want access to advice and information from a range of industry experts and partners. 



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