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COMMENT: Housing supply increase is being hampered

The much-needed increase in housing supply is being hindered by new legislation relating to rental properties, warns NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Sharon Cullwick.

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COMMENT: Which property markets are most vulnerable?

In the coming months, all parts of the country are likely to feel some degree of property pain, but CoreLogic’s Kelvin Davidson* has taken a look at which areas might be hardest hit.

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COMMENT: The rental housing conundrum

Still simmering away below all the Covid-19 virus activity is the Government’s “reform” of the Residential Tenancy Act and that’s something we should all be concerned about, writes Auckland Property Investors Association vice-president Peter Lewis…

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COMMENT: The ongoing fight for landlords’ rights

Proposed changes to tenancy law have left landlords fighting to retain the right to end difficult tenancies while students are fighting for the right to party, reports NZ Property Investors Federation executive officer Sharon Cullwick.

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COMMENT: Making sense of it all: COVID-19, the economy & property

The Covid-19 crisis means everything is changing fast, so CoreLogic’s Kelvin Davidson* has put together his 10 key points on what to be aware of when it comes to the property market.

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COMMENT: Property from the trenches

Covid-19's major impact on New Zealand's economy means job losses and that has implications for landlords. Veteran investor Debbie Van Den Broek offers some suggestions on how landlords can weather the storm.

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COMMENT: Act against radical tenancy changes

New Zealand’s 290,000 rental property owners should resist radical changes to the Residential Tenancies Act both by submission and by their vote in this year’s election, argues Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler.

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COMMENT: Checking in on insulation

Sizzling summer temperatures might be hitting towns all round New Zealand yet the insulation of rental properties remains a hot topic, writes NZ Property Investor editor Miriam Bell.

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COMMENT: The truth about flexible workspaces

Think you know about flexible workspaces? Odds are - you don’t, so IWG's Alexander Sykes* busts some myths about flexible workspaces for curious landlords.

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COMMENT: What lies ahead in 2020?

It’s that time of year when we are all contemplating what the year ahead has in store… So here’s GRA managing director Matthew Gilligan’s property market predictions for 2020.

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COMMENT: Off-the-plan investing in 2020

Interested in the idea of investing off-the-plan? Propellor Property Investments founder Nikki Conners* explains what you need to know about off-the-plan investing going into 2020.

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COMMENT: Landlords obligations to tenants

Do landlords have moral and social obligations towards their tenants, asks Auckland Property Investors Association vice-president Peter Lewis.

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COMMENT: Unlawful premises – moving past Anderson v FM Custodians

Curious about the law around the use of non-residential property for residential purposes? Auckland Property Investors Association member Kristine King* explains the situation now that there’s new legislation in place.

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COMMENT: Removing 90-day notices - the impacts

Being a successful landlord is all about managing risk but getting rid of “no cause” 90-day’ notices means risk will skyrocket, argues NZ Property Investor Federation executive member Brian Kerr.

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COMMENT: The truth about tenancy terminations

The Government wants to get rid of “no-cause” tenancy terminations. Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis explains why that is a bad idea.

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