Property Investor

Ailsa Dawson

Investment to Flip

Chris and Sarah decided to take advantage of the buoyant real estate market and purchase an investment property to turn a profit to fund some short term goals they both had. The plan was to purchase a ‘do-up’ that had

Shanon Aitken

Healthy Home Standard challenges in a Body Corporate

Is your investment property in a multi-unit dwelling? If so, meeting the Healthy Homes Standards might prove challenging. We talk about complications, the procedures to follow for best practice and potential exemptions in this article. What Are The Healthy Homes

Sharon Cullwick

Rigorous deadlines and paperwork for the Healthy Homes Standards

An outline of the new regulations by Sharon Cullwick, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation. The Healthy Homes Standards (HHS) were introduced to ensure there would be minimum standards for heating, ventilation, insulation, moisture ingress and drainage, and

Luke Havler

The Bank of Mum & Dad

Do you know someone who is thinking of lending money to their children (or borrowing from their parents) to help with the purchase of their first home? Our partners at ARL Lawyers have helped many families over the years and

Timmy Brown

Banks move LVR rules. Should you buy an investment property?

If LVR rules were restricting you, ie you didn’t have enough cash or equity to use for a deposit, you now have more options.  Factors working in your favour right now if you are thinking about property investment: LVR restrictions

David Faulkner

Can a landlord contract out of their obligations?

Recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act gives Tenancy Tribunal more power. Back in August 2019, we witnessed the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill No 2. This piece of legislation was significant as amongst other changes, it gave

David Faulkner

Breaking up is hard to do

Why ending a tenancy may become a lot more complex with the removal of the 90-day no-cause termination ‘Was I too demanding? Was I too negative? Did they not like my lifestyle? No, we are not talking about a failed

David Faulkner

The real cost of being a landlord

Being a landlord means that you are a business owner and every business owner should have a plan and a budget. When people decide to get into property investment they are often underprepared and don’t always take into account the true

Shanon Aitken

Healthy Homes Standards, what you need to know

New Healthy Homes regulations include legal standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping. Read all about it. What you need to know about the new Healthy Homes standards  What do the new Healthy Homes Act changes

Buying an investment property

Property investment is not a get-rich-quick scheme for most people, despite occasional headline-grabbing sales. As with any property purchase, make sure you do your homework before taking the leap. Do as much research as possible There’s never the “perfect” time