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    We have been in our apartment in Sydney for over...

    We have been in our apartment in Sydney for over 5 years. The landlord keep increasing the rent every year by about $50 as the market is still pretty crazy over here.

    While it's inline with...
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    Lawyers are expensive... Last time I used one to...

    Lawyers are expensive... Last time I used one to try and get justice it was $650ph... Gave up pretty quickly after their first invoice.
  3. Insulation products - Much difference between these two performance / quality wise?

    Howdy,

    I have 2 quotes to get insulation installed. One is a decent amount more but uses a different product. Any one know if there is any real performance difference between them. IE should I...
  4. Fibre Installation: Want to install but currently have tenants in the property

    I'm currently living overseas and have rented out our family home. (CHCH)

    I have just received a flyer with my last rates saying that Fibre is available now and free installs are going until the...
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    Are you an Dual/AU Citizen? If so you will need...

    Are you an Dual/AU Citizen? If so you will need to declare your rental income and pay tax on it here as well. Otherwise you are classed as a "temporary resident". Got some advice from these guys...
  6. I don't think you can go too wrong by selling...

    I don't think you can go too wrong by selling exchange rate is pretty awesome at the moment if you're sending funds to AU. I'm in Sydney at the moment and waiting for the dollar to get better before...
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    Clearfx.com. Best rates I've come across.

    Clearfx.com. Best rates I've come across.
  8. Good luck!

    Is your $300k figure based on what EQC has said the repairs will cost? If not take that offer right now!

    We are in the same position as you right now but have been completely shafted by insurance....
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    Thanks, sounds legit then... damn it :)

    Thanks, sounds legit then... damn it :)
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    Fireplace Installation in Chch (crazy expensive?)

    Hi all,

    Just bought a new property in Chch and found out the permit on the fire is about to expire... No problem I thought and went down to Mitre 10 where I picked up a clean air model & flu kit...
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    Dryer Venting in Apartment

    Hi All,

    Moved into an apartment and the dryer vents into the laundry cupboard which causes quite a bit of moisture build up. Hit up the landlord and asked them to install a venting kit. They...
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    Well I know insurance companies don't consider a...

    Well I know insurance companies don't consider a property to be uninhabitable if there is no power or water as they won't payout based on that... Only if it's unsafe to live in!!!
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    Earthquake & banks

    Hey all,

    How do you think banks are going to deal with people who can't pay their mortgages after the earthquake?

    We have several badly damaged properties, and am pretty sure the tenants are...
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    That's pretty good really, I'm in Sydney at the...

    That's pretty good really, I'm in Sydney at the moment some people here commute 2 hours each way every day! That's 4 hours of travel a day! Insane.
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    How long until...

    How long does it take for this to trickle down to the rest of NZ ? Eg. When will rents start to rise in wellington, chch etc. As tenants are still spoilt for choice here.
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    How much are they out of interest?

    How much are they out of interest?
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    Who should pay? Complex Lightbulb

    This expensive looking lightbulb just blew, who should be footing the bill? Tenant or landlord?

    In my opinion it's the landlord:

    - Not a regular type you can buy down at the supermarket
    - It's...
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    I would leave it as a laqc / ltc. As long as you...

    I would leave it as a laqc / ltc. As long as you file a tax return every year you will retain your tax credits for when you return and start earning in NZ again you can deduct them from your taxable...
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    Just sign them up as joint tenants... We did that...

    Just sign them up as joint tenants... We did that once with a prostitute and her suga daddy... sure enough it went "tits" up they both came to tribunal... he paid all damages etc.
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    What the... Think the only pot she's burning is...

    What the... Think the only pot she's burning is the green type
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    Give it to the debt collectors... If you ask me...

    Give it to the debt collectors... If you ask me it's not worth the hassle doing it yourself unless you get personal satisfaction out of it.
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    This happened to us. We took photos of the fence...

    This happened to us. We took photos of the fence before they started building. Low and behold holes were kicked in the fence during the building process etc. Then ello ello neighbour comes knocking...
  23. Shall we send John Key the bill.

    Shall we send John Key the bill.
  24. Is it just me or has nothing really changed? I...

    Is it just me or has nothing really changed? I mean the biggest benefit (offsetting losses against your income) is still there, it's just changed it's name.

    All seems like a big PR stunt for...
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    Biggest issues if you get tenants who don't share...

    Biggest issues if you get tenants who don't share well. (Which is quite often) If you can rent the granny flat out to someone who's mates with the people in the main property your right, but usually...
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