Property Management

Queenstown tops NZ rent ranks

Queenstown landlords are sitting pretty this year as median weekly rents in the area soar and tenants stay put, according to new rental data. More...

Tax changes would slash house prices

A capital gains tax would reduce house prices by 10.9% while taxing property investors on a deemed rate of return would cut them by 19.5%, Westpac estimates. More...

Tackling meth uncertainty

The Government should run a public education campaign to address lingering misperceptions about meth contamination in the wake of the Gluckman report, an investor advocate says. More...

Proceed with caution on meth

Landlords should continue to tread carefully when it comes to the spectre of meth contamination – despite the release of the game-changing Gluckman report. More...

Meth relief for landlords

Millions of dollars have been pointlessly wasted on meth decontamination - going by an eye-opening new report which finds no evidence of health risks from third hand exposure in houses. More...

Asbestos duties clarified

Residential landlords unsure of their obligations when it comes to asbestos can now breathe easier with the release of a policy clarification from WorkSafe. More...

Regulate property managers - REINZ

Regulating the property management industry would help renters more than banning letting fees will, REINZ argues as submissions on the proposed ban close. More...

Airbnb profits for landlord not tenant

Landlords worried about tenants sub-letting their property on Airbnb can take heart after the Tenancy Tribunal ruled against a tenant for doing just that. More...

Regional rents soar

Strong demand for rental properties in the regions means rents broke the seasonal trend and went up in April, new rental price data reveals. More...

Landlords left in cold on insulation

The Government’s new insulation funding scheme is only intended for lower income home owners and won’t be available to landlords – or their tenants. More...

Auckland rent rise shock

It seems the pace of Auckland rent rises have actually slowed - that's according to a new rental market report from Barfoot & Thompson. More...

Speak up on negative gearing changes

Investors wanting to have their say about the Government’s planned changes to the rules around ring-fencing losses on rental properties need to get in quick. More...

Keep on top of maintenance issues

Failing to address serious rental property maintenance issues can come back to bite landlords, a new Tenancy Tribunal decision demonstrates. More...

Tax policy could heighten rental crisis

Misunderstanding of the difference between property speculators and property investors is driving tax policy which will lead to a rental crisis, the Property Institute warns. More...

Time to tackle asbestos

Landlords take note - new workplace health and safety asbestos regulations that came into effect earlier this month apply to both commercial and residential property owners. More...

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