Homesellers required to provide IRD number

Investors who flip properties are currently subject to the bright line test, but owner-occupiers are not. That is now set to change.

Transforming commercial investment

Many investors are switching from residential to commercial property and now a new platform aims to makes access to the sector easier.

Urgent building law reform needed - Goff

Problems with building law have long been rife. Now Auckland’s Mayor is calling for radical reform of the Building Act and Code to deal with the housing crisis.

Addington/Somerfield/Speydon/Hillmorton/Hoon Hay - Early Bird Gets the Worm!

$POA/Auction Enquiries over $379,000 Priced to sell, this comfortable townhouse offers the space, convenience, location and practicality you have been searching for, and for a fraction of the price! As you are greeted...
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Regional markets step up the pace

[UPDATED] Price growth in regional housing markets has stepped it up again with Gisborne accelerating...

Market rebound coming - Westpac

The cancellation of a capital gains tax combined with lower mortgage rates will be game changing for...

COMMENT: Ditching Accommodation Supplement not the answer

Tenant advocates have long claimed the Accommodation Supplement benefits landlords over tenants but...

Economists predict new record low for OCR

Economists at one of New Zealand's major banks believe lending rates could get even cheaper by...

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Replacing light bulbs
“We have an ongoing problem with a tenant regarding the replacing of light bulbs at the end of a tenancy, prior to re renting the property. Normally a tenant replaces bulbs as required. In this case the bill for three light bulbs is over $ 100. Could you please tell me what is the correct outcome in this type of case? ...”
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Double Trusts?
“We are purchasing a property with two dwellings and a sleepout. We are planning on living in one dwelling, renting the other and getting a boarder in the sleepout. We want to protect our only property and put it in a Trust, however we also wanted a defined share as tenants in common. Could we create two Trusts as tenants...”
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Dealing with problem tenant
“My tenant is damaging property and interfering with my builders. He is making malicious complaints about their workmanship. This is causing disruptions to the renovations and maintenance work at the house. I want him gone asap. What can I do? ...”
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