Mixed bag for regional performance

Three regions have experienced a drop in house prices compared to a year ago, ASB’s latest regional economic scoreboard shows.

Kiwibank hits lending brakes

A major bank has hit the lending brakes, fearing it will breach its low-deposit lending limit.

Allow banks to assess borrowers' risk: Newland

Property commentator Olly Newland has rubbished suggestions the Reserve Bank should clamp down on property investors.

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A Labour win for landlords to celebrate

It's not often property investors celebrate a Labour victory, but this time they can....

Call for property manager regulation

Most consumers do not understand that there is no regulation of residential property managers, the chief...

Harcourts: LVRs bad for NZ

Provincial New Zealand will suffer from LVR restrictions not being lifted, Harcourts says....

Auckland rents rise

Average weekly rents rose by up to 5.4% across Auckland last month compared to the same time the year...

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“I have a family home in Auckland (owned in a trust) with 70% equity in it. We plan on purchasing another property and moving into it for five years. After that we will return to the family home. In the interim, the family home will be rented out. What is the best way to structure the loan/entity to allocate the losses?...”
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"Doubtful" on tenancy hardship
“We signed a fixed-term agreement for 12 months with a person from overseas. His plan was to have a house built and to fly in and fly out periodically over the year. Then 34 days into the term he says he has purchased a house and would be moving out after 78 days. He offered to pay two months extra rent but the agreement...”
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Incidental carpet damage
“I am renting a property in which some carpet damage has occurred. A photo frame has been placed underneath a bed directly on the carpet. Upon removal approximately six months later I discovered mould had developed on both the frame and the carpet and destroyed a patch around the size of an A4 sheet of paper. My contents...”
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