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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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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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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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Let's call a spade a spade

In light of the growing voice against The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 218-1 (2020), which the Associate Housing Minister Kris Faafoi is the face of, Mr Faafoi said the following, ‘…At the same time, the reforms protect the rights of landlords to terminate a tenancy under a range of justifiable reasons, including where a tenant has engaged in anti-social or illegal be... read more
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Kevin Smith: To develop, or not to develop, that is the question

At Keith Hay Homes we get asked this question on a daily basis. In truth, it’s one of the reasons we love this job so much. Don't get me wrong, property is a pretty rewarding game but seeing and being part of taking a property to its full potential is something else. As a member of APIA, you will have had access to great material for how to manage your properties, but may not have tho... read more
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Stephen Dallow: How to choose your next property manager

When it comes to looking after yourself, you should always choose a great doctor who is up to date with the latest medical treatments, a fantastic dentist who can make sure your smile looks amazing for as long as possible and often at the top of a list is a hairdresser that you totally trust. Then it is making sure you have the right insurance cover to protect you and your family. So ... read more
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Toby Yorke: How I would renovate with a $20K budget

In this day and age, a $20,000 renovation budget won't get you terribly far. So where should you put your hard-earned dollar? The Goal I’m a big believer in the “goal drives the strategy” approach. What’s your goal? Is it to increase cash flow, increase equity, sell or is it simply maintenance? Once you are clear about your desired outcome, then chat with the respecti... read more
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Can you test for meth yourself?

This week's question comes from Clifford (paraphrased): Is there such a thing as meth test kits? Can they be used by landlords to carry out meth tests at rental properties and are the test results valid? Yes, they are such things as meth test kits which can be used by landlords to test for the presence of meth at your rental property. You will need to meet t... read more
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Sandra has a problem

Sandra has a problem. Sandra and her husband Terry live in a small house down a private right-of-way. They have been there for a few years, and like the location. It is handy to Terry’s work, and Sandra can easily catch the bus to her part-time job as a teacher aide. The neighbouring house on the road frontage is a rental, and some months ago new tenants moved in. Altho... 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