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How to streamline Watercare admin?

This week's question comes from Glen (paraphrased): Our property management company has advised that we have to keep our rental's Watercare account in our own name because we are still responsible for the fixed-charge. Is that correct? Isn't that a lot of extra hassle now that we have to collect variable charges from tenants? Our response: Your property manager is quite correct insofar ... read more
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Address to the Board of Watercare Services

The Board of Watercare Services invited public deputations at its board meeting this morning. Below is a statement read out by John Priest, Secretary of the Auckland Property Investors' Association, outlining two fundamental issues Auckland landlords seek to have addressed: Good morning. My name is John Priest. I am here in my capacity as Secretary of Auckland Property Investors' Associati... read more
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Watercare Should Accept Both Landlords And Tenants As Customers: An Open Letter To Amanda Snow

Amanda I am contacting you regarding your story on Tenant's water bills. Your analysis is correct, in that the Landlord is currently responsible for the fixed portion of the Watercare charges and the tenant is responsible for the variable portion. This division of liability has been fully covered in the Landlording education programs run by Property Investor Associations, and all competent... read more
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Love Thy Tenants And Thou Shalt Be Rewarded

Last night we had our inaugural APIA landlord tenant round table discussion at the North Auckland meeting group. The panel consisted of landlords, tenants and those who are both a landlord and a tenant. While we accept that the Residential Tenancies Act outline the legal framework within which landlords and tenants must operate, at the end of the day, residential tenancy is about people ... read more
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Watercare - Just What Is The Deal?

Captain Obvious says, 'We are sick and tired of paying for our tenants' water' It pretty much goes without saying that Auckland landlords are not the biggest fan of WaterCare at the moment. Instead of billing property occupiers/tenants/end users direct for water use, the baffling logic of WaterCare elects to bill property owners instead. Unfortunately in the case of residential tenancy, i... read more

Decidedly Drippy Water Bills

The latest Department Of Building And Housing (DBH) information sheet on water charges confirms what we had summised for our members back in February. Simply put any portion of the water bill can be passed on to your tenant so long as you can attribute that portion to your tenant's occupancy of your property. If it is a charge that you will have to pay irrespective of whether the property is ... read more

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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