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BATTLING ON • The Government’s recently announced tenancy law reform proposals are another salvo in the war on landlords but there are still plenty of options around for investors keen to forge on.
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BAD RTA NEWS FOR LANDLORDS • The Government’s long-awaited tenancy law reforms are now out and they are going to make it much harder for landlords to get rid of bad tenants.
WESTPAC TACKLES TURNAROUND TIMES • Mortgage approval turnaround times have long been a source of discontent for customers so, in response, Westpac has introduced a new system to cut them down.
ONE WEEK BUILDS • A newly launched modular building system, which is a first for New Zealand, has the potential to construct houses and buildings in under a week.
LANDLORDS.CO.NZ TOP FIVE – NOVEMBER • The NZ Property Investor website, landlords.co.nz has had a busy month. Here are the top five most-read stories.
HEATING FIX • It’s not enough to put a heat pump into a rental property, landlords need to make sure they are in good working order or they could pay – as a new Tenancy Tribunal ruling shows.
ON THE RISE • Things are looking up for New Zealand’s property market but that doesn’t mean it’s set to boom – rather economists are picking a gentle rise, writes Miriam Bell.
WHAT’S DRIVING HOUSE PRICES?
Squirrel Property and rate outlook for 2020
OWNER OCCUPIED COMMERCIAL • Ben Pauley makes the case for owner-occupier businesses to buy the commercial property they are leasing.
IS LIMITED LIABILITY BEST • Is it better for a new investor to settle their first property in a limited company or keep it in their own name?
2020 RATES FORECAST • Ryan Smuts looks at the recent changes in the rate environment and what is likely to have an impact in 2020.
ASSOCIATED PERSONS TRAPS – PART TWO • Matthew Gilligan highlights more traps that can catch the unwary when moving property between associated entities.
MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN • A tenacious young couple has achieved more than they could have imagined in beachside Whangaparaoa, with the help of a successful joint venture partnership. writes Joanna Jefferies. Photography by Stephanie Creagh.
TIP OF THE MONTH
TIPS FOR JVs
NO HOLIDAY • Going down the Airbnb route might seem like the way to easy riches but, in reality, there’s an awful lot involved to ensure long-term success in the short-term rental market, Miriam Bell discovers.
TOP TIPS FOR SHORT-TERM RENTAL SUCCESS
TIME FOR REFORM • Tenancy Tribunal reform is required as debate over the Government’s proposal to abolish “no cause” terminations looms, argues Real-iQ director David Faulkner.
MOVING UP • An experienced investor’s foray into the “posh” part of town has had award-winning results, as Joanna Mathers discovers.
WORKSPACE REVOLUTION • Flexible workspaces are set to be the way of the future for many businesses, so commercial property owners would do well to think about the opportunities they present, reports Miriam Bell.
P & I VERSUS INTEREST-ONLY • You don’t have to pay down debt to get ahead, and that’s why smart investors prefer interest-only lending, writes Andrew Nicol.
BURGLAR BEWARE • There are key ways you can protect your property over the Christmas period, Rene Swindley explains.
BUYING A BACH? THINK ABOUT TAX • Tax, GST and consent issues associated with casual letting of holiday homes need to be considered carefully before you invest,...