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    Post #5 above. Official response recorded by...

    Post #5 above. Official response recorded by Parliament for posterity.
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    Minister Faafoi is either muddled or deliberately...

    Minister Faafoi is either muddled or deliberately misrepresenting this. The latest General Social Survey (to March 2019) says something very different. See the link to the data on housing quality and...
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    The discussion document is here, long closed for...

    The discussion document is here, long closed for submissions -

    https://www.hud.govt.nz/news-and-resources/consultations/consultation-reform-of-the-residential-tenancies-act-1986/

    It is fairly...
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    For the record, recent answer to a written...

    For the record, recent answer to a written Parliamentary question that seems to raise more questions than answers. (My emphasis on last sentence.)

    27162 (2019). Hon Judith Collins to the Housing...
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    House sitter, friend or family member? We...

    House sitter, friend or family member?

    We sold a vacant rental and Tower allowed the existing policy to run but with conditions. They were - have gas supply turned off by a gasfitter, visit the...
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    Expenses are not tax deductible for the main...

    Expenses are not tax deductible for the main home. While not necessarily a showstopper it is something to bear in mind if embarking on renovation, particularly if there is mortgage interest to pay as...
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    Reserve Bank monthly numbers support your first...

    Reserve Bank monthly numbers support your first point (their c31 report. Residential bank lending to investors July 2019 $1.1billion. July 2016 $2.1billion. Multiple reasons for sure (LVR change,...
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    That is tough Joolee, but what a great attitude....

    That is tough Joolee, but what a great attitude. Suggest you do some serious sums and gather plenty of info before making a big change. Flipping IMO is best attempted with experience. Not only do you...
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    Tell Judith Collins. National might walk these...

    Tell Judith Collins. National might walk these standards back a bit.

    I suspect that National have been burnt by the insulation requirements they brought in last term. With many hundreds of...
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    Some people can hold more than one concept in...

    Some people can hold more than one concept in their mind simultaneously.
  11. And if there are maintenance, damage or rent...

    And if there are maintenance, damage or rent arrears issues? What use is the contract then to the third party's share if the property degrades or the mortgage is called in? There may be a government...
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    There is an election next year. Chances are there...

    There is an election next year. Chances are there will be a different government, on current polling either Labour/Greens or National/ACT. Housing issues will be top of mind and not necessarily in a...
  13. Good questions (and good prediction). There...

    Good questions (and good prediction).

    There is an official fact sheet on 'progressive home ownership' at the below link. The term 'fact sheet' is used loosely as there are actually no facts in it...
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    Poll: National's Economy discussion document and survey...

    National's Economy discussion document and survey -

    National will return the bright line test to two years and remove ring-fencing of losses.

    The document also asks for input on other rental...
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    What would be the grounds for a court case?

    What would be the grounds for a court case?
  16. The below article this week suggests momentum is...

    The below article this week suggests momentum is growing for 'build to rent', but it should be treated as a commercial project in some respects.

    Not a bad idea. The residential rental market is...
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    Households that sort their housing before they...

    Households that sort their housing before they have children are streets ahead. Nearly always media reports of households that can't afford the rent or the deposit have children. Seems simple to me...
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    Meanwhile in Hamilton, rents are rising and...

    Meanwhile in Hamilton, rents are rising and rentals are in short supply. Colour me surprised.

    www.stuff.co.nz/national/115103003/renters-struggling-to-find-housing-as-property-market-tightens
  19. TINZ is now called illion. ...

    TINZ is now called illion.

    www.illiontenancy.co.nz/
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    What about unit titled properties where the...

    What about unit titled properties where the building envelope and common areas are insured but the interior of apartments may or may not be. I assume both would need to be reported to tenants. And if...
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    Some on Trademe.

    Some on Trademe.
  22. The direct and indirect costs of selling and...

    The direct and indirect costs of selling and buying are not cheap. Not to mention time, hassle and risks. Something to take into account.

    DaveW had good advice.
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    Is a studio flat a bedroom or a living room?

    Is a studio flat a bedroom or a living room?
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    Next question - what counts as a varied tenancy...

    Next question - what counts as a varied tenancy agreement requiring compliance statement. A rent increase as below. Change of tenant? Change of landlord? Change of body corp rules? What else? Not a...
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    The following is from the Tenancy Services...

    The following is from the Tenancy Services website. I take it to mean that if there is no new, varied or renewed tenancy then 2024 is the effective date to comply.

    From 1 July 2020
    Landlords...
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