Major industrial development powers on

It’s full steam ahead for the Stevenson Group’s $800 million, 361-hectare industrial and residential development in South Auckland – despite the uncertainties of the post-Covid-19 era.

Holiday hotspots: what lies ahead?

Tourism has been one of the industries hardest-hit by the Covid-19 crisis, so Miriam Bell looks into what that means for the regional property markets that are reliant on it.

Tough servicing tests remain

Advisers have called on banks to lower servicing test rates as home loans plummet to record lows.


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Resilience needed in face of change

The Reserve Bank says the commercial property sector is vulnerable to the Covid-19 crisis. But PMG...

Price expectations spiral down

Housing confidence has been dealt a hefty blow by the Covid-19 crisis with house price expectations...

Mortgage lending slumps to record low in April

Mortgage lending fell to its lowest level on record last month as the property market ground to a...

Resimac eases criteria for investors

Non-bank lender Resimac has eased its credit criteria for investors as it seeks to build market share...

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Tenants' right to quiet enjoyment
“My husband and I recently signed a joint agreement with the landlord (also acting as agent), this agreement lines out the locations that are used by the landlord (a hut in the garden). The landlord mis-sold us the arrangement by saying he stays on occasion to work on the property. Minimal work has been achieved and he...”
Our expert Jennifer Sykes responds »

Invest or reduce loan?
“I own a home worth $875,000 in today’s market and I have a mortgage of $540,000. I also have savings around $150,000. I was looking at the option of investing in a property at around $700,000. By borrowing on my equity and using my savings I should be able to get 30-40% deposit for investing. I am self-employed, so...”
Our expert Kris Pedersen responds »

Changing lightbulbs
“I have a tenant asking me to change out their lightbulbs as the celling is too high. Is it the landlords responsibility to change lightbulbs? Also, as a landlord, is it my responsibility to provide a tenant with a dryer? ...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »

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