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  1. Thread: Builder's pay

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    The challenge with renovations is they are seldom...

    The challenge with renovations is they are seldom straightforward especially with older homes or homes that have been tinkered with by the DIYer and there are so many of them here in NZ. We thought...
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    Gezz it's impossible to keep tenanted rentals up...

    Gezz it's impossible to keep tenanted rentals up to standard. Wouldn't it just be easier to give them notice and then get access to do the bathroom and whatever else needs doing (make the most of...
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    Umm I think you need to get a decent mortgage...

    Umm I think you need to get a decent mortgage broker and you won't have to pay the lawyers fees.

    cheers,

    Donna
  4. Thread: Builder's pay

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    Hi Ross, I agree with you :) However in...

    Hi Ross,

    I agree with you :) However in practice I've found it impossible to manage (the moving target of hours worked) and believe I'd need to be on site all the time - which for me it's not...
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    Your replies are in moderation as you're new :) -...

    Your replies are in moderation as you're new :) - but usually reviewed and released within hours.

    Are the stairs inside as diesel smells and there are sprays that don't have the smell.

    cheers,...
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    Yeah our rental is using the 9 KG bottles - it's...

    Yeah our rental is using the 9 KG bottles - it's connected professionally and located in subfloor - external access.

    cheers,

    Donna
  7. Thread: Builder's pay

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    I don't agree with Ross - I think you need to be...

    I don't agree with Ross - I think you need to be flexible and focus on getting the best builder for what you can afford and I doubt you'll find one that won't expect their 10 min morning and...
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    Sticky: We need the Govt to grow a big pair and get the...

    We need the Govt to grow a big pair and get the banks to support business with business loans so businesses can invest in their future. The banks as we know prefer property to business and their...
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    In one of our rentals we have the gas hobs and...

    In one of our rentals we have the gas hobs and the bottle outside.

    I read the cupboard would need to be properly vented and the connection using a copper pipe (not a DIY fiexi pipe). Plus if...
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    ^^Agree. The gas is poisonous isn't it. See this...

    ^^Agree. The gas is poisonous isn't it. See this here - explosion blew windows out. Simple operating errors cause gas leaks etc.

    cheers,

    Donna
  11. Thread: Builder's pay

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    Hi GML, I pay for the hours worked but it's...

    Hi GML,

    I pay for the hours worked but it's not always that easy to ascertain the exact hours unless you're onsite all the time. You could get them to present their timesheets with the invoice. ...
  12. I wonder how the mentors today share their tips...

    I wonder how the mentors today share their tips on how to purchase under value. Maybe they collect everyone's phone at the door so they're sure they're not being recorded. 8O They'd have to watch...
  13. Any guesses what the 'penalty' will be? It's not...

    Any guesses what the 'penalty' will be? It's not going to hurt Ron financially I'm sure his tax planning and asset protection is all bedded down. So a penalty against the limited liability company...
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    Love it Keys! I'm looking forward to the...

    Love it Keys! I'm looking forward to the response. Yes, if the desire was to genuinely help the underprivileged, they'd start with getting their own 'house' in order and the healthy homes applying...
  15. Thread: bright line test

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    I have a subscription so here's the breakdown. ...

    I have a subscription so here's the breakdown.

    $23m in unpaid taxes = traders, IRD say of which some are actively trying to hid the transaction by claiming it was their PPOR and there were were...
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    I've done the survey too. All the installers...

    I've done the survey too. All the installers thinking their business will dry up now have a new lease of life installing the moisture barrier. I'm not convinced all areas of NZ need the barrier. ...
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    How to kill the NZ economy in 4 steps. Labour...

    How to kill the NZ economy in 4 steps. Labour will stifle NZ businesses so they fail to compete globally. Those who can will just move offshore where conditions are more open and favourable, much...
  18. What's more outrageous is there's zero...

    What's more outrageous is there's zero accountability if they get their assessments wrong. What good is a CCC other than for revenue generating?

    cheers,

    Donna
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    Here's the link Lauren is referring to: New...

    Here's the link Lauren is referring to: New Privacy Guidelines

    cheers,

    Donna
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    Well this is interesting - that Renters United...

    Well this is interesting - that Renters United chap cites the analogy of employment - he clearly hasn't done his homework as freelancing and fixed term employment contracts are already preferred over...
  21. Thread: stupid newbie

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    Hi Scott, Graeme's '2nd' is his latest book...

    Hi Scott,

    Graeme's '2nd' is his latest book and Matthew Gilligan's Property 101 is also recent and they're both highly recommended. Also hang around on PropertyTalk. You'll learn more reading...
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    Hi Anita, In the 'similar threads' below there...

    Hi Anita,

    In the 'similar threads' below there are other discussions on the same topic. I read an article on NZH by Kate Hawkesby - telling tenants to dob in Landlords who haven't got their...
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    Yesh, can not wait till 1 July. We know the...

    Yesh, can not wait till 1 July. We know the extractor fan requirement is a complete waste of time and money. Will there be a process in place for property assessment?

    We have one where the...
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    The landlord probably should have refunded the...

    The landlord probably should have refunded the bond minus the carpet cleaning fee and then the case would never have gone to the tribunal. I personally think the tenants should get the carpets...
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    Yeah I don't like our anthem. Personally I love...

    Yeah I don't like our anthem. Personally I love 'God save the Queen' and everything else pales in comparison. However as a young vibrant nation with talented songwriters why not a more upbeat tune...
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