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COMMENT: Capital gain vs cash flow

There are two very different types of property investors and the introduction of a capital gains tax would affect one far more than the other, explains veteran property investor Graeme Fowler.

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COMMENT: Property reno - where are the tradies?

What seemed like a straight-forward renovation job on a rental property left Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis wondering where all the tradies have gone when we need them so much…

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COMMENT: Ring-fencing rules could mean 116,000 less rentals

Ring-fencing of rental losses on rental properties could end up resulting in 116,000 fewer rentals, Stop the War on Tenancies spokesman Mike Butler cautions.

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COMMENT: How to fix the housing crisis

Dealing with the housing “crisis” doesn’t need rocket science, just a clearly articulated set of steps and fast action, argues property commentator Ashley Church.

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The outlook for 2019

2019 is set to be a year of massive change as the Government’s suite of housing and tax policies start to bed in. Here’s what property market commentators have to say on the coming year…

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Desperately seeking answers

Looking for a straight answer from MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigation Team? If you are a landlord, don’t expect too much clarity.

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What lies ahead in 2019

Wondering what is in store for residential and commercial property across the spectrum in the coming year? Here’s what Colliers International New Zealand’s have to say in their annual predictions…

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COMMENT: Setting policies good practice for landlords

Landlords need to establish strict policies around their rental properties rather than just winging it, Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis believes…

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COMMENT: Embedded networks - what to watch out for

Developers are increasingly seeking to maintain control of embedded networks in apartments and that means both buyers and body corporates need to know what to watch out for, Auckland District Law Society president Joanna Pidgeon explains.

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COMMENT: War on tenancies should stop

Life for rental property owners may become tougher as Labour’s newbie Housing Minister Phil Twyford tries to “make life better for renters”, Stop the War on Tenancies founder Mike Butler warns.

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COMMENT: Landlording is a business

Governments from both sides of the political equation have failed to recognise residential landlording as a business - but it is, argues Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis.

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COMMENT: Reforms would increase rental shortage

Feelings on tenancy law reform continue to run high as MBIE considers submissions on the Government’s proposals. Here’s a summary of what landlord Naveen Goel had to say in his…

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COMMENT: Have we hit the bottom?

It looks like New Zealand's property market may have reached a floor, and the worst could be over for property market activity, argues CoreLogic's head of research Nick Goodall. 

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COMMENT: Reform word games

Everyone is talking about residential rental reform at the moment - or are they? Here's what Auckland Property Investors Association vice president Peter Lewis has to say about it... 

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COMMENT: What “bad tenant” tales are really saying

Tales about nightmare tenants have been rife in the media of late but such stories are not new – so does the sudden deluge indicate that landlords have reached breaking point, Miriam Bell asks.

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