Bachcare charged with misleading consumers

The Commerce Commission alleges the online holiday rental booking platform has manipulated online user reviews it has received.

Super City changes enabled by Unitary Plan

Investors – take note: Auckland’s housing stock is changing with nearly two thirds of the new dwelling consents in May for apartments and townhouses.

Changes to quake prone building system

Owners of earthquake-prone buildings (EPBs) will now be able to conduct modest building alterations without having to undertake seismic strengthening work at the same time.

City Centre - 1 Bed and Study + Car Park!

$POA/Auction This is the best priced Apartment in this complex currently available that includes: the carpark valued at $87,500, a bigger Balcony at 4.5m2, city and sea views and it's 'Brand Spanking New'. Enjoy...
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Shining the light on unit titles

The unit title sector is one of the most misunderstood areas of property ownership so Tenancy Services...

Five year low for sales

Sales volumes nationwide tumbled to a five year low in June’s REINZ data, highlighting that...

Mixed post peak value bag - REINZ

National property values continue to fall with the rate of annual growth dropping from 3.8% in June...

COMMENT: Loss ring-fencing ups war on renters & owners

New rules around the ring-fencing of rental property losses came into force late in June and Stop...

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Rental expenses deductibility
“I have recently purchased a property for the purpose of renting it out. I am clear on the deductibility of some expenses (namely, insurance, rates and interest) However, I am not clear if other expenses can be deducted. Specifically, these are: Trade Me (for rent) listings, property valuation for bank lending purposes,...”
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Kiwisaver for 2nd home
“I bought my first home without using my Kiwisaver as I did not qualify due to not contributing to it long enough. I am only four years into servicing the mortgage. I would like to buy land and build my second home. How can I do it without putting in deposit and also use my Kiwisaver this time? I intend to sell my current...”
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Payments from bankrupt tenant?
“We have had $6,100 awarded to us by the Tenancy Tribunal for intentional damage done to the flat during a tenancy. An attachment order was placed against his benefit and 13 payments have been made. As of 26 March, the tenant has successfully been declared bankrupt and payments have stopped. We have filed a creditor’s...”
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