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Find out more about the Healthy Homes Bill. You can also get the lowdown on earlier changes to the tenancy laws bought in by National in a nutshell here.

Property Investor News

Some residential property investors may be cashing up to put their money into commercial property - May 18, 2019

Investors a strong presence in April but not due to CGT scrapping - May 14, 2019

Beware unauthorised trades work - May 8, 2019

Rent crunch goes on - and single mothers say they are feeling the pinch - April 29, 2019

Investment property prices were up and rental yields down as CGT debate raged - April 18, 2019

Taxing landbankers & tax breaks for infrastructure investors still on the table - April 17, 2019

Unregulated property management jeopardises rep of all property managers - April 16, 2019

CGT: The accidental re-election plan - April 15, 2019

Winston Peters: Stop being so pessimistic - April 2, 2019

Top yields in city of sails - April 1, 2019

The mansion effect: A doubtful outcome of CGT - March 31, 2019

Audio: Should you invest in non-residential property? - March 30, 2019

Investment Property Snapshot: Commercial properties are available at similar prices to residential properties, but the returns are usually higher - March 20, 2019

Smart Investor Tool launched to help kiwis get ahead - March 12, 2019

NZ First says Capital Gains Tax would need to be kept simple - March 6, 2019

Goodman Property portfolio revalued up $185M to record - March 6, 2019

Bridges: Capital Gains Tax won't make a difference - March 6, 2019

Consultation needed on timing CGT changes - March 5, 2019

Govt rules will affect rental market home market, investors association says - February 27, 2019

Preventable sickness due to damp, mouldy homes costing NZ $146m - February 26, 2017

Jacinda Ardern: New rental property standards will benefit landlords - February 26, 2019

Simon Bridges: Poor old renter will be hurt by healthy homes initiative - February 25, 2019

Healthy Homes Standards announced - February 24, 2016

Really frustrating: Kiwi tenants struggle to land rental homes as March Madness sets in - February 24, 2019

Capital Gains Tax would alter rental property landscape by pushing down prices and pushing up rental yields - February 21, 2019

Landlord with 80 homes: Capital Gains Tax will hurt renters - February 21, 2019

Landlords' backdoor letting fees angers tenant groups - February 13, 2019

Property investor survey suggests they conservative - February 7, 2019

Investors to benefit from clarification of bright-line test rules - January 24, 2019

Cooling house prices and rising yields changing the landscape for residential property investors - January 23, 2019

Red tape killing housing construction - developer - January 24, 2019

Taxing capital income in NZ, an international perspective - January 18, 2019


Property Investor News Archive

Landlords front-footing change - October 8, 2016

Proposed regulations prompt some landlords to sell up - October 2, 2108

Real estate companies advised rental homes too leaky to sell for good price - October 1, 2018

IRD denies ignoring property investors while focussing on students - September 19, 2018

Submissions for Residential Tenancies Act being sought - September 13, 2018

Equity Tax preferred over capital gains tax - September 13, 2018

Capital Gains Tax in doubt according to Property Institute - September 10, 2018

Rise of property management industry disadvantaging tenants - Property Institute - August 27,2018

Rental law changes announced by Government - August 27, 2018

The return of the housing investor- August 27, 2018

Survey warns of more construction disputes in the next two years - August 18, 2018

Investors using property managers - both to be held accountable for not meeting insulation deadline - August 7, 2018

1947 law comes in handy for Tenancy Tribunal to crack down on dampness - August 2, 2018



Landlord responsibilities

40 days left for landlords to insulate - May 21, 2019

Your rights as a landlord: What you can ask tenants - May 20, 2019

It's the law: Healthy Homes standards - May 13, 2019

Tenant unaware she was covering another properties power and gas bill - May 13, 2019

Property management company fined for taking too long to fix a leaking roof - May 3, 2019

The new rental homes legal standards target improved heating, insulation, ventilation and drainage, reduce moisture and stop draughts for 600,000 tenants - April 19, 2019

Study finds many property owners won't fix houses despite knowing of serious health and safety risks for tenants - April 9, 2019

Refugees family says Dunedin housing making them sick- April 1, 2019

Treat rental properties as a business - March 30, 2019

New rental housing standards put improving health outcomes front and centre say physicians - February 26, 2019

Below par rentals: Cost of doing nothing too great- February 24


Landlord Responsibilities Archive

Green Building Council welcomes healthy homes standards for rental properties - February 25, 2019

Landlords group acknowledges potential privacy breach - February 12, 2019

A rush on insulation expected over the next six months - January 16, 2019

Split on legal fall out for landlords and tenants of 'irregular' properties - August 30, 2018

Long term renters calls for greater security in rental law overhaul - August 29, 2018

Rise of property management industry 'significantly disadvantaging tenants - August 26, 2018

Wanganui property managers denounce KFC test - August 16, 2018

Pasifika man felt racially profiled while visiting property in Auckland's Herne Bay - August 9, 2018

Landlords and property managers demand to see bank statements - August 8, 2018

The upside for landlords of rental WOFs - September 20, 2017

Tenants reporting human rights abuses - August 10, 2017

Insulation grants extended to low income home owners and landlords - June 28, 2017

Landlords passing on water bills is a breach of legal obligations - June 14, 2017

NZPIF: Well maintained properties make good business sense - April 27, 2017


Tenant issues

Free background check tool finds favour with landlords - January 23, 2019


Tenant issues archives

Why is the landlord always responsible? - May 5, 2017

Give tenants greater security: TOP - March 15, 2017

Tenants fined for sub-letting property on AirBnB - March 6, 2017

Landlords cheer Foxton court ruling on tenant damage - February 10, 2017

Family wins Tenancy Tribunal case against 'tenant from hell' - April 11, 2016

New compensation rules for property damage angers investors - August 4, 2016

Fair Go Video - Check your property is not being sub-letted by your tenant - July 21, 2016


Property Rents

New laws around ring-fencing of rental property losses unlikely to be limited - May 13, 2019

How do rental yields look around the country? - April 5, 2019

Opposition leader Simon Bridges' comments on rent increases more interesting for what they don't say - February 12, 2019

17,000 loss making rental property owners may sell - February 11, 2019

Average rent increased by $24 to $456 last year - January 30, 2019


Property Rent Archives

Rental properties: The weird, wonderful and woeful - August 10, 2018

Rents rise faster than property values - August 30, 2017


Rental Property Tax Issues

What the CGT report says, what people have to say about it and what it could mean for investors - April 8, 2019

Capital gains battle heats up - April 8, 2019

Tax Working Group report - April 1, 2019

The mansion effect: A doubtful outcome of CGT - March 31, 2019

Bridges: Capital Gains Tax won't make a difference - March 6, 2019

We can do better than a Capital Gains Tax - February 9, 2019

Tax Group delivers report to Govt - February 1, 2019


Rental Property tax archive

Labour to end tax breaks for landlords and property investors - May 14, 2017

IMF says NZ should consider new taxes on housing speculation - May 9, 2017

Tax info wrong on one in 20 property documents - May 3, 2017



Landlords.co.nz has a wide range of news for Kiwi investors and landlords including a useful property page.


Being a property investor archives

Aucklander, 21, already owns 11 properties around NZ - August 12, 2018

What do property managers do? - August 14, 2018

MBIE's Landlord Pack for becoming a landlord - August 7, 2018

MBIE's Landlord Pack for selecting a property manager - August 7, 2018

"Evil" property manager pleased with response to article debunking myths - September 28, 2017

Setting and achieving key goals in property investment - September 26, 2017

When to hold, when to fold - August 7, 2017

Expensive mistakes made by NZ's amateur landlords - April 26, 2017

Landlords insurance Q & A with Property Investor's Fed - February 28, 2017

Top 10 mistakes Kiwi investors make - September 11, 2015

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