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Archive: 2017

Valuing rental property

Did your rental property valuations go up, stay the same, or go down in 2016? Come and find out on the 24 August. The media is saying that valuations are increasing in Dunedin and property is selling for over the QV? What does that all mean for short term and long term property investing? Ah-Lek Tay is an OPIA member, property investor and independent valuer in Dunedin with over 30 years of experience. He has valued property throughout New Zealand but more recently specialises in the Dunedin residential and commercial property markets. he carrys out pre-purchase and pre-sale valuations, insurance valuations and rent reviews, undertakes asset valuations and lease negotiations. Commercial development feasibility assessments, lettable area assessments.
24-08-2017 more >>

One sided review of renting

Tenant advocates have produced a report calling for widespread changes to the rental industry that if introduced would cause more harm for the tenants they represent than good.
23-08-2017 more >>

Can you provide emergency homes for those in need in your town?

Are you a landlord interested in a guaranteed rental for the next 3 years, all while supporting people in need? The Salvation Army is looking to work with landlords around the country, to take care of some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable people and your property.
18-08-2017 more >>

Is a WOF for rental properties the answer?

Wellington Council is introducing a voluntary Warrant of Fitness for rental properties that they intend to make compulsory in three years. The council says that they want to raise standards and that "every Wellingtonian deserves a warm dry home".
17-08-2017 more >>

More regulations and restrictions reduce the number of rentals

For 17 years, forty three year old sickness beneficiary, Shanez Akhtar, has always a found a place to rent without difficulty, but that all changed 9 months ago.
15-08-2017 more >>

Tailrisk Economics responds at the Reserve Bank's Debt To Income Consultation Paper

The Reserve Bank's DTI consultation paper is reviewed by Tailrisk Economics and six conclusions are presented.
14-08-2017 more >>

Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:
10-08-2017 more >>

Facing the Tenancy Tribunal

Come and hear Janet Ashcroft on August 8. Janet was a Tenancy Tribunal Adjudicator and is currently a deals in all areas of property law. Landlords often lose their case by the way they complete their initial application. Come along and learn the skills to win. This will be an interactive session lots of discussion and a bit of work. More details to follow
08-08-2017 more >>

Construction peak to be higher, last for longer

Residential, commercial and infrastructure building activity is forecast to continue to boom for the next three years to a record $42 billion in 2020, according to the independent National Construction Pipeline Report for 2017 released today by Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith.
06-08-2017 more >>


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