Getting landlord cover right

Meth contamination and uncertainties around tenant damage liability mean there is growing interest in stand-alone landlord insurance and more insurers are entering the market in response.

Jail for dodgy property consultant

A Christchurch property consultant who defrauded the Selwyn District Council to the tune of $300,000 plus will be going to jail.

Regulate property managers - REINZ

Regulating the property management industry would help renters more than banning letting fees will, REINZ argues as submissions on the proposed ban close.

Airbnb profits for landlord not tenant

Landlords worried about tenants sub-letting their property on Airbnb can take heart after the Tenancy Tribunal ruled against a tenant for doing just that.

Soft rebound for price optimism

Price expectations have rebounded from post-election lows but they are still well off the levels of optimism seen in recent years.

Migration hits two year low

Public calls for the government to cut immigration continue but the latest Statistics New Zealand data shows the migration flow is easing all on its own.

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  • Investor mortgages creeping up

    Increased pressures don’t seem to be putting investors off as new mortgage lending data reveals that investors’ share of the lending has gone up.

  • Getting landlord cover right

    Meth contamination and uncertainties around tenant damage liability mean there is growing interest in stand-alone landlord insurance and more insurers are entering the market in response.

  • Jail for dodgy property consultant

    A Christchurch property consultant who defrauded the Selwyn District Council to the tune of $300,000 plus will be going to jail.

  • Regulate property managers - REINZ

    Regulating the property management industry would help renters more than banning letting fees will, REINZ argues as submissions on the proposed ban close.

  • Airbnb profits for landlord not tenant

    Landlords worried about tenants sub-letting their property on Airbnb can take heart after the Tenancy Tribunal ruled against a tenant for doing just that.

  • Soft rebound for price optimism

    Price expectations have rebounded from post-election lows but they are still well off the levels of optimism seen in recent years.

  • Migration hits two year low

    Public calls for the government to cut immigration continue but the latest Statistics New Zealand data shows the migration flow is easing all on its own.

  • Pinning down value

    Ascertaining the true value of a commercial property is far more difficult than people realise but some experts have given us a rundown of exactly what’s involved.

  • Regional rents soar

    Strong demand for rental properties in the regions means rents broke the seasonal trend and went up in April, new rental price data reveals.

  • Landlords left in cold on insulation

    The Government’s new insulation funding scheme is only intended for lower income home owners and won’t be available to landlords – or their tenants.

  • Budgeting to build

    Ambitious Government state house building plans were a big feature of the housing announcements in today’s Budget but there were no new announcements aimed at investors.

  • Property investing popular with MPs

    Scapegoating property investors is a popular game for politicians these days – yet well over half the MPs in parliament are multiple property owners themselves.

  • Auckland rent rise shock

    It seems the pace of Auckland rent rises have actually slowed - that's according to a new rental market report from Barfoot & Thompson.

  • Taking control of his future

    After nearly losing it all, an Auckland investor ensures that these days he is in control of his destiny and now he is sharing how.

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