Fuel has been thrown onto the fire of debate over immigration with the news that migration flows into New Zealand have hit another record high.
Land use regulation is responsible for up to 56% of the cost of an average house in Auckland, a new Government commissioned report reveals.
Life is busy and it’s easy to miss some of the stories that hit the news. So here’s a brief rundown of some of the stories that might have slipped by you this week…
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Tenant Airbnb ventures
“My tenants are under a residential fixed term tenancy agreement of one year. I recently found out they are using the premises for Airbnb with 26 bookings over a two month period. The premises are a two bedroom dual key. There is a stipulation of a maximum of four people occupation which they would not be breaching. But...”
Our expert Allan Galloway responds »
Buying for capital gain
“Is it a good idea to sell my current rental property, which has good rental yield, to buy an Auckland apartment for capital gain? Or should I keep my rental property and borrow more from the bank? ...”
Our expert Kris Pedersen responds »
Tenancy termination negotiations
“I need to move back into my home that I have been renting out. I anticipated using the 42 day rule. However, I have just been told that the latest tenant was given a two year fixed term contract by a staff member of the property management agency I employ. That person has since left the company. I am being told that I need...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »
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