The return of Covid-19: what it means for landlords

After 102 days, Covid-19 is back and that means Auckland is returning to alert level three, while the rest of New Zealand will go to alert level two, on Wednesday. So what does that mean for landlords?

How elections impact on the market

Elections have an impact on property market activity, don’t they? Actually - it depends, new Colliers International research suggests.

Greens propose more landlord regulations

Rental Warrants of Fitness. Licensing for landlords and property managers. They are ideas long held dear by the Green Party and, sure enough, they both feature in the Green’s new housing policy.

Titirangi - Owners Moving Overseas

$POA/Auction Onsite Auction: Saturday 22nd August 2020, 1:00 pm Are you looking for a house you can add value to? Bring your paintbrush and your vision for the future. This solid family home gets plenty of sunlight...
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Kiwibank expects 6% fall in house prices

Kiwibank economists believe the housing market will only fall by 6% due to Covid-19, revising down...

Persistent RTA breaches cost landlord

Ongoing disregard for her obligations under residential tenancy law has resulted in a hefty fine for...

New rental laws will have unexpected outcomes

Watch out – some of the tenancy reforms now set to become law will have unintended consequences...

Radical tenancy reforms now law

Shock and dismay. That’s what landlords around New Zealand are feeling after Parliament passed...

Ask an expert

Working out next move
“I purchased a two-bedroom home in Masterton in 2013 for $130,000 .The mortgage is still $130,000. It is rented for $200 a week, which is cheap but the tenant is fantastic. I had a valuation done in 2017 which came up at $170,000. The valuation said that with an updated bathroom, interior paint, tidy up, and a new roof...”
Our expert Kris Pedersen responds »

Landlords' rental access
“In an answer to Marianne dated 29 Aug 2016 you made the following comment "Landlords don’t need to give notice or obtain the tenant’s permission to come onto the property (the land or facilities). This usually happens when a landlord has agreed to do things, like mow the lawns for the tenants. A landlord...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »

Subdivision taxes
“I have had a rental for the past five years under an LTC. The property consists of two dwellings. I am now in the process of subdividing and getting two titles for the two dwellings. I am not sure if the development can be classified as major or minor and thereby would attract tax on the profit if I sell both the dwellings. The...”
Our expert Matthew Gilligan responds »

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