Andrew King

Friday, May 14th 2021

Concerns about new tax ‘dismissed out of hand’

The Property Investors Federation’s pleas for the Government to stop plans removing investors’ ability to claim mortgage interest payments as a tax deduction or modify how the policy is introduced have fallen on deaf ears.

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House prices haven’t dropped yet – new records set

Thursday, May 13th 2021

House prices haven’t dropped yet – new records set

Records for house prices have been set yet again despite the lowest number of houses available for sale during an April month since records began.

Methamphetamine use doesn’t mean eviction

Wednesday, May 12th 2021

Methamphetamine use doesn’t mean eviction

A landlord who wanted to evict a tenant because of possible methamphetamine use by two flatmates has been slapped down by the Tenancy Tribunal.

New homes under threat from overstretched construction sector

Wednesday, May 12th 2021

New homes under threat from overstretched construction sector

While the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.7% it could have an outsized risk for new home building.

Rent controls not the answer

Tuesday, May 11th 2021

Rent controls not the answer

Pressure to introduce rent controls is growing, but all it will lead to is fewer rental homes on the market, the New Zealand Initiative concludes.

Landlords

Can I introduce a written tenancy agreement to be signed by the tenant even though he has been occupying the premise for the 2 years without a writ ...

Landlords

Interest & tax deductibility

I have just brought an investment property in Taranaki. My owner-occupied property in the Waikato loan is $224,000 and my rental $366,000 with the ...

Landlords

Adding changes to tenancy agreements

With regard to a tenancy agreement, Is a tenant allowed to add faults to a tenancy agreement after the landlord has already signed? The tenant refu ...

Landlords

Trust transfer benefits

I have three houses: one owner-occupied and two rentals. One of the rentals is in a LTC and the other is jointly owned. Both rentals are positively ...

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The good, the bad and the ugly

The good, the bad and the ugly

The Government's housing policy is full of good, bad and plain ugly. NZ Property Investor magazine publisher Philip Macalister explains.

[Opinion] A solution for NZ's housing crisis

[Opinion] A solution for NZ's housing crisis

Simon Angelo says New Zealand needs to look to a European-inspired solution to solve the housing crisis in New Zealand.

[Opinion] King hit on Hickey

[Opinion] King hit on Hickey

Former NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Andrew King argues an opinion piece in the Sunday Star Times is wrong, wrong, wrong.

The importance of correct structuring

The importance of correct structuring

Structuring the ownership of a property portfolio is rarely the first – or even the second - thought for new investors. But it should be, argues property accountant Anthony Appleton-Tattersall*.

Profile: Billy Belton

Profile: Billy Belton

Billy Belton has lived a colourful rock-guitarist’s life and invested through many property cycles – which have in turn been kind and cruel – as Sally Lindsay discovers
Feature: Rule Changes

Feature: Rule Changes

The changes to rules around property investment have ruffled feathers across the industry. We explore what these changes are likely to mean for investors and whether they are likely to make a significant impact on housing affordability in Aotearoa.
Renovation

Renovation

A light touch ensured this Palmerston North renovation maintained the design integrity of a charming Art Deco duplex.
Regional Review Nelson Tasman

Regional Review Nelson Tasman

In the past six months house price growth in Nelson Tasman has been consistent across the board, but lack of supply is now putting pressure on rises.