Caution behind muted expectations

Increasing numbers of people think house prices are set to get higher over the next year but price expectations still remain below recent highs.

Foreign buyers now banned

The Government’s bill banning foreign buyers from purchasing existing residential properties has been given the Parliamentary green light to become law.

REINZ data suggests "buyers' market" in Auckland

Auckland property is becoming increasingly attractive to buyers, according to ASB, after latest REINZ data revealed flattening prices continued into July.

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Failure to provide heating costs

Landlords must provide an approved form of heating in their rental properties – and ensuring there...

Reserve Bank springs surprise with dovish OCR forecast

The Reserve Bank surprised economists by signalling it may keep the OCR rate at 1.75% until 2020, pushing...

Proof rent can be paid crucial

Rent arrears are a big problem so landlords need to know their tenants can pay the rent - but that doesn’t...

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Adding tenants to agreements
“Our tenant has let us know that she would like to "trial a flatmate" for a few months (until her Tenancy Agreement ends) to see if they would like to live together long term and has asked if we could "add her friend to the Tenancy Agreement". Do we have to cancel our tenant's current Tenancy Agreement...”
Our expert Jennifer Sykes responds »

Calculating potential ROI
“  I am thinking about building additional dwellings on my existing plot to rent out. But how can I figure out my return on income? Is there a professional entity that provides forecasting on what the return could look like based on some basic input assumptions? My goal is to back-calculate how much I should be spending...”
Our expert Kris Pedersen responds »

Compliance liability
“  We have a block of units in Wellington. We have just changed property managers and found that our previous manager had not, among many other things, kept the fire alarms up to date. There were a number of issues but given that this is a compliance issue, is there any recourse with the previous manager as it is now...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »

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