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Covid-19: Some tips for landlords to manage rent arrears

It should come as no surprise to anyone that over the last two weeks, most of the inquiries we have received from landlords concern rent. More specifically, arrears. Our responses to each of these inquiries largely reflect the following: 1. Get yourself sorted It has been made abundantly clear to APIA members that in times like this, cash-flow is king. Take a good look at your cash... read more
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Covid-19: Should you continue to issue 14-day notices

Many landlords are understandably worried after stories like this emerged in the media over the last two weeks. On the one hand, landlords, by and large, understand renting is a human business. On the other hand, many landlords are frustrated by being excluded from most of the government's relief packages in light of Covid-19. Not to mention, rent arrear is a risk that is very pres... read more
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Covid-19: Mortgage holidays

A what-do-we-know-what-don't-we-know about mortgage holidays so far: Debt-deferral, not debt-forgiveness: Interest will continue to accrue for the duration of the 'holiday'; More information to come: Most banks have signaled that more information/firmed up packages will be announced the week of 30th March; Packages designed more for owner-occupiers rather than investors: Inves... read more
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Level 4: Socialise reliefs, privatise solutions

Jeff Bezos said earlier this week that there is 'no instruction manual for how to feel at a time like this' and he is exactly right. There is still a lot to learn and unpack about Covid-19, Level 4 and what all of this means to each and every single one of us. So, for the time being, give yourself a pass to feel what you feel. We are not here to tell you what is normal. What we are he... read more
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Ryan Smuts: I’ve just changed jobs, what does my lender need to know?

A little note from us: Though the effects of Covid-19 are being felt acutely across the board at the time of this article being published. We feel that it is important to, as much as possible, keep with our original content schedule to maintain normalcy and provide a balanced range of information to help our readers make better decisions long term. This article was produced before current e... read more
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Covid-19: Temporary rent reduction

Strange times have the tendency of throwing up unexpected challenges and these are certainly strange times. We are only starting to feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. As to how the next few weeks or even months will unfold, it is simply too early to tell. For the time being, we encourage landlords to take stock in order to have a good understanding of your various rental inco... read more
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Say NO! to 218-1

218-1 The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill proposes to introduce sweeping changes that will, in our view, significantly impact the business of landlording. In fact, according to the REINZ, 82% of New Zealanders oppose the Bill's signature proposal to abolish the landlord's ability to terminate a tenancy with a 90-day notice. The public has until 25th of March 2020 to submit again... read more
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Associated person - there is no there there

Some concerns have been raised about the application of the associated person rule (APR) vis-à-vis 218-1’s infringement offence regime. More specifically, how the rule interacts with the two-tiered penalty system that fines landlords with 6 or more tenancies twice the amount of what it would a landlord with 5 or less. We are aware of some interpretations out there suggesting that... read more
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PSA: 218-1 is a bad bill!

The verdicts are in. 218-1 The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill a bad piece of legislation and it is in dire need of being saved if it ever stands a chance at doing any good. The brief, the government intends for 218-1 to achieve the following objectives: Improve security of tenure; Empower tenants within their rented homes, the rental market and the rental system; and ... read more
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Debbie Roberts: The #1 question I get asked by coaching clients

There are a lot of questions that we get asked on a regular basis, but one of the most common ones is “What sort of property is the best investment, and where is the best place to invest?” Ok, I know that’s cheating because it’s really two questions, but let’s roll with it. The answer is: That depends. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all investment property.... read more

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Mathieu Holt- Managing Director, The Tenancy Practice Service & TPS Credit Control
Through the Association I found the channels and methods to fund the purchase of property I never dreamed about. Grant Brown

All round it has been one of those things Neil and I felt was really worthwhile belonging to. We have learned so much it has just built our confidence in what we are doing.

Janice Bieleski
I read two articles in the monthly magazine that saved me over $5,000. That is my membership fee for the next 26 years and I am sure I will learn a whole lot more! John Duncan
Fantastic organisation. The networking opportunities are brilliant and provide us with information and opportunities that cannot be obtained anywhere else. We learn something new at every meeting and we've been in this game for nearly 20 years. Pauline and Gyanen Kumar

I find the information obtained from various APIA meetings very useful in guiding my own property investment and rental management.  I also enjoy the networking opportunities with like-minded investors.  I am inspired by other investors’ success and find the more experiences and knowledge that I share with others, the more confident I become.  

Thanks to all APIA event organizers and administrators for your brilliant work. 

Stella Shao

I like talking to people and learning from their experience because it gives me the confidence to invest well. I think it is a knowledge thing. I now know I am doing things the right way.

Stephen Weatherall

My APIA membership has become a total success.

Every time I attend a monthly or regional meeting I come away with so many useful and positive tips that have added value to my property investments and management.

Not only that, the website is a great place for practical advice and useful information. It has now evolved into an important resource for my business.

Talk about value for money! The discounts I have been getting at Bunnings when I present my APIA membership card have more than paid for my annual subscription!

Tim Duffett, Plan A Investments Limited