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    Mt Albert lodge do month-to-month rentals.

    Mt Albert lodge do month-to-month rentals.
  2. I got the same letter from ASB this week with...

    I got the same letter from ASB this week with around 300k revolving credit, my rate went from 5.15 to 5.4%.
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    IANAL but I believe for rest home...

    IANAL but I believe for rest home subsidy-type-help they go back about 5 years and can treat any assets gifted to the trust as her own, so I suppose the sooner the trust is set up the better from...
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    After looking at the crockers data and the qv...

    After looking at the crockers data and the qv rental analysis data http://www.qv.co.nz/resources/property-investment-rental-analysisI'll be increasing my rents as they come up too.
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    I'm in Auckland - All of mine begin as fixed term...

    I'm in Auckland - All of mine begin as fixed term tenancies, anywhere between 12-24 months. I like it because if a tenant wants to move out before the term is up, I am always happy to oblige - on the...
  6. Thread: WINZ Bond

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    Sound like excellent advice, I'll do that once...

    Sound like excellent advice, I'll do that once the credit checks etc. come up OK. Thanks.
  7. Thread: WINZ Bond

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    WINZ Bond

    What are people's experience with WINZ bonds? I have prospective tenants for a Mt Wellington flat that say that WINZ will give them a loan for the bond. Should this ring warning bells or do the WINZ...
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    Credit checks and privacy act

    Hi all

    I have been reading around the internets for a couple of hours now trying to find out if I can shed all the pre-tenancy application forms I have amassed over the years.

    I found...
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    Consider the smartvent model SV01. I have...

    Consider the smartvent model SV01. I have installed a bunch of them and they work like a charm. The key feature is that there is no control panel for the tenants to fiddle with. It is always on 24/7,...
  10. I can say with 100% certainty that 2 bdr units in...

    I can say with 100% certainty that 2 bdr units in Mt Wellington have gone up by around $20 per week in the last 12 months, we are now starting to see units for $370 per week, infact there were two...
  11. Thread: Interest Rates

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    Who is taking ASB's special olympic 5.99% for 5...

    Who is taking ASB's special olympic 5.99% for 5 years fixed rate?
    http://www.interest.co.nz/borrowing/mortgages

    Stuff.co.nz says you must have at least 80% LVR....
  12. I live in the same circumstances. Mortgage...

    I live in the same circumstances. Mortgage interest deductibility is based on ratio of floor areas. The accountant was quite adamant that the IRD would frown upon the allocation of the deposit to the...
  13. A big advantage is that the tenant pays the costs...

    A big advantage is that the tenant pays the costs when they break the FTT which are quite a bit now Veda and Trademe put their price up. I have had 100% occupancy across 6 tenancies for the last ...
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    Its possible the property was hydraulicked - the...

    Its possible the property was hydraulicked - the dates being at the height of the property boom certainly make it a possibility.
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    If you don't like the look of aluminium joinery...

    If you don't like the look of aluminium joinery on bungalows and villas etc, you can get uPVC joinery in the same style as the traditional wooden ones. I think it performs better as it doesn't...
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    I am interested in the answer to this - I know it...

    I am interested in the answer to this - I know it is more expensive per m2 for two storey but why should this be? There is a much smaller building foundation and also a smaller roof. I think we are...
  17. Section 48 talks about the landlords right of...

    Section 48 talks about the landlords right of entry to the premises - but subsection 7 states that the definition of premises excludes "land and facilities" As far as I can tell this means there is...
  18. I feel for you. I was going to say that she can't...

    I feel for you. I was going to say that she can't demand this but is it possible that showing the flat next door breaches her right to quiet enjoyment? I doubt it. Good call on the 90 day notice, at...
  19. I think it's unreasonable to expect to be...

    I think it's unreasonable to expect to be notified of a viewing next door. I say put the rent up too.
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    You can go direct to the manufacturer eg HPM on...

    You can go direct to the manufacturer eg HPM on Target rd in Glenfield, but most electrical wholesalers will do it for free.
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    If the faceplates are UV damaged (yellowing) HPM...

    If the faceplates are UV damaged (yellowing) HPM and PDL will change them for free, not sure about other brands like clipsal etc. I have done this several times and it makes a huge difference to the...
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    If you haven't tried using ceramic cooktop...

    If you haven't tried using ceramic cooktop cleaner and a razor, you need to do this as like Suse said, it comes up new unless there are chips in the glass.
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    Actually I can think of another way to go if the...

    Actually I can think of another way to go if the rust is not too bad you can sand/wire brush and spray with zinc-it, this is a good way to go if you like a galvanised finish as you won't need to...
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    All you need to do is go over it with a wire...

    All you need to do is go over it with a wire brush and apply rust converter. This converts the rust into an inert form and it acts a a primer, so you can go ahead and finish it with enamel spray...
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    (Emphasis added) This is factually incorrect....

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    This is factually incorrect. The zinc coating does not protect against corrosion by coating the steel, it acts as a sacrificial anode. This means that scratches etc where the bare...
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