Landlording

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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 ... read more
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Peter Lewis: Residential Warrant-Of-Fitness

Some of our political parties have published election manifestos in which they support the concept of a compulsory Warrant of Fitness for all rental housing. This is apparently viewed as an article of faith that will cure many of the ills of society. Seemingly ignoring the reality that the costs of such a scheme will fall only on to landlords (and eventually on to th... read more
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5 not-so-obvious tips from obviously expeirenced landlords

Landlording is not rocket science but experience and attention to detail count a great deal.   Here are five not-so-obvious tips experienced APIA landlords have to share with newbies:  Tip 1: Find your inner Ebenesa Every landlord lives with this constant tug-o-war between our inner Ebenezer Scrooge and Mother Theresa.  On the one hand, you are a property investor, and... read more
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Hosting Airbnb at rentals deem a breach of RTA

Airbnb is one of those Eureka! ideas that make you kick yourself for not having thought of it first.  It makes complete sense, why have a spare room sitting around doing nothing when you can make a good side income out of it?  After all, we live in a sharing economy that is increasingly divorced from traditional economic models and embraces social entrepreneurship.  And... read more
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Pi$$ing dogs and a pot of oil: Where we are at with Holler v Osaki

    In 2009, Mrs. Osaki left the pot of boiling oil on the stove, left the kitchen, and soon forgot about it.  Her absent-mindedness not only led to significant fire destruction of the (rented) property but also set off a chain of judicial events that culminated in the controversial Court of Appeal judgment Holler & Rouse v Osaki & Anor [2016] NZCA 130 ... read more
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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... read more
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The best ways to manage a difficult tenant

  The daisy lady got me thinking about difficult tenants. Be a landlord long enough and you are sure to get one of those. You know the one. She takes up 90% of your time and energy making the others look like a day at the beach. She rings you at 10pm because the carpet has peeled off from the floor and leaves five voicemails in the space of an hour because everything is urge... read more
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Peter Lewis: The Methamphetamine Contamination Problem and What Landlords want to do about it

Peter Lewis is the Vice President of the Auckland Property Investors' Association and also sits on the board of the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation.  Despite all the recent media coverage of the ‘P’ contamination problem, little has been heard from those people who are most affected – property owners and, especially, residential landlords. Most landlords want to pro... read more
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Return serve can cost you as much as $2,000… Ouch!

The amended Residential Tenancies Act came into effect on the 1st of July. While smoke alarms and insulation are without a doubt the most significant of all changes (and rightly received a good level of publicity), other more subtle changes to the RTA are not any less relevant.  One such issue to note has to be the strengthening of the retaliatory notice provision. A retaliat... read more
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How to deal with difficult tenants

Dealing with difficult tenants, or at least, knowing how to handle difficult tenants, is part and parcel of being a landlord. Even if you had meticulously screened your tenant, sometimes when things change people can respond in ways you do not expect. Who is a difficult tenant? A troublesome tenant is someone who continues to be an issue for you. You may find yourself spending as muc... read more
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