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    Sticky: Do landlords have moral and social obligations...

    Do landlords have moral and social obligations towards their tenants?

    The legal obligations of a residential landlord are clearly spelt out within the Residential Tenancies Act. In essence, the...
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    It's pretty much the same logic as 'put a CGT on...

    It's pretty much the same logic as 'put a CGT on property to bring prices down' !!
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    And in the UK the LVRs did not apply to...

    And in the UK the LVRs did not apply to buy-to-rent (ie investment) properties.
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    The problem is that the rate of increase in the...

    The problem is that the rate of increase in the values of the property has not been matched by similar increases in market rents.

    Eg One 3brm property cost $125K, many years later now worth...
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    This is the largely ignored reason why so many...

    This is the largely ignored reason why so many people do not bother to vote in the local body elections.

    It is not because they are lazy, it is not because they don't care, it is because they know...
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    I have just powered up the calculator. Most of...

    I have just powered up the calculator.
    Most of my rents are at or near market levels.
    I am earning a return of 1.67% on my rental properties.
    Is that a great return for my time, risk, efforts, and...
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    Sounds fine, until the bills for rates, insurance...

    Sounds fine, until the bills for rates, insurance and maintenance turn up. At that point many realise that there is more to the cost of home ownership than just the mortgage.
    I have actually met...
  8. Far Western Australia - Perth?

    Far Western Australia - Perth?
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    The bit he left out was 'renting was financially...

    The bit he left out was 'renting was financially better - if you rented from your Auntie.'
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    Which presents a problem - after they move there,...

    Which presents a problem - after they move there, how do you ensure that they stay there?
    Just get a cuzzy to collect the mail and pass it back up to the big city, take the $1 bus back down to the...
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    Either it will get sold to an owner-occupier, who...

    Either it will get sold to an owner-occupier, who will not suffer because they are made of hardier stuff, or the heating will never get used after the first month and the first power bill.
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    Sticky: Reminds me of that long-ago "Yes Minister" ...

    Reminds me of that long-ago "Yes Minister" proposal for failure standards.

    "Alas I am an expert, so therefore I shall rise no further."

    Mostly, for Government projects:
    "Its been a success,...
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    Sticky: You can smash bash and crash your own car. Try...

    You can smash bash and crash your own car.

    Try that with a rental car and Mr Hertz and/or Mr Avis will be most unhappy.
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    Sticky: Sandra has a problem. Sandra and her husband...

    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...
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    All insurance companies have a SOP - hold the...

    All insurance companies have a SOP - hold the claim up to the window and ask "If this ended up in court, would we win or would we lose?"
    That answer decides their payout policy.

    Did you know...
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    So how frequently would you make each pensioner...

    So how frequently would you make each pensioner rerun the asset test?
    Once is not enough, obviously, as someone who 'qualifies' at retirement age may well win Lotto or inherit large sums at a later...
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    "As this article says, CGT on $1 trillion would...

    "As this article says, CGT on $1 trillion would have been $300 billion or 700 000 homes. Or fund the next 14 years of Pensions.."

    Which continues the error that all politicians and lawdrafters...
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    Not much. The main problem that small business...

    Not much.
    The main problem that small business has in NZ is the bureaucracy.
    When regulations and laws are introduced, there is the assumption that all businesses have H&R departments and dedicated...
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    What I mean is that when I realised what is...

    What I mean is that when I realised what is really going on I ceased trying to be useful and productive and just joined the ranks of work-shy and greedy.
    (No, not public servants and politicians -...
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    I fought for years to survive in small businesses...

    I fought for years to survive in small businesses that (in my view) would benefit the country.
    However, when you try that you find that everything is stacked against you - the difficulties of...
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    Sticky: Residential Tenancy Disputes Tenant advocates...

    Residential Tenancy Disputes

    Tenant advocates frequently claim that private-sector residential tenants are powerless pawns in the hands of greedy and uncaring landlords. They claim that when a...
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    Problem is that if anything does go wrong the...

    Problem is that if anything does go wrong the Council gets the bill - and of course passes that on to their insurance company.
    Said insurance company then scrutinises the claim in minute detail...
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    Poll: The grants disappeared onto the never-never as...

    The grants disappeared onto the never-never as well.
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    If you are talking about the "empty units"...

    If you are talking about the "empty units" identified in the 2018 census, then this figure is a false indicator of over/under supply.
    If you happened to be away from home (on holiday, in hospital,...
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    As well as adding in the buildings under...

    As well as adding in the buildings under construction, you must also deduct the buildings destroyed.

    If you knock down one house and build three on that site (a very common scenario) that's only...
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