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  1. It went down post GFC. I had a property under...

    It went down post GFC.
    I had a property under subdivision at the time and builders were cutting their own throats to stay afloat, so labour rates fell a lot. I got a 140sqm house built on the new...
  2. Most councils allow more than one dwelling per...

    Most councils allow more than one dwelling per title in rural areas without a resource consent depending on the size of the block, yours isn't that big so best bet would be just talk to a RMA...
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    Indeed. The day after the first payment was...

    Indeed. The day after the first payment was missed they were notified of the arrears and the period which it was for.
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    New S.145 and schedule 5 provisions.

    So it looks like one of my tenants may have decided to take this opportunity to save as much money as possible by using the current crisis to stop paying rent, and stop communicating with me about...
  5. Maybe. I think that's only likely if the...

    Maybe.
    I think that's only likely if the government continues the rent freeze for an extended period, like years.
    I mean all the other landlord bashing they have done up until now has actually...
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    Fundamentally, it's not a bad idea, but I...

    Fundamentally, it's not a bad idea, but I wouldn't invest in property.
    What I mean by fundamentally is that India is essentially the next china only better.
    I say better because India has nearly as...
  7. The government expects the following to...

    The government expects the following to happen....

    1. Tenants stop paying rent.
    2. Landlord has to wait 60 days before applying to tribunal and is unable to evict tenant.
    3. Bank gives landlord...
  8. The tripling of the notice period for rent...

    The tripling of the notice period for rent arrears is going to be a huge problem. 60 days, Jesus, the government really just thinks of us as a golden goose.
    One of my tenants has already missed a...
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    vendor finance or leaving in the deposit

    Hi all, I have a tenant keen on buying the property and I'm keen to sell it to her and we've talked a little bit about the possibility of part vendor finance as her deposit probably won't be...
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    there is always some guru spruiking his seminar...

    there is always some guru spruiking his seminar on how to pay off your mortgage in five minutes. they mostly say the same thing.
    put most on 6 months and a portion on revolvi g. get your wages and...
  11. namecheck, or any other tenant background checks?

    hi all, after 10 years of having our rental properties managed we are reorganising things and selling the out of town assets in order to develop a site close to home. we have decided to manage...
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    good lord i can't believe what electricians are...

    good lord i can't believe what electricians are charging for this stuff. i did my neighbour's place for free a few months ago. couple hundred bucks worth of cable and plastic in a little job like...
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    hot water heat pumps run great for central...

    hot water heat pumps run great for central heating. probably the lowest cost and lowest labour input option if you dont want to cut wood. pellet burners work out extremely expensive to run because...
  14. it's not something you can fix yourself, but it...

    it's not something you can fix yourself, but it sounds simple and inexpensive going on what you've described unless it's rodent damaged wiring, then it's getting expensive. call an electrician and...
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    Well it's not really that unfair, is it? Over...

    Well it's not really that unfair, is it? Over time it's going to reward folks who build a lockwood home on solid high ground. It's like that in Queensland. I worked with a guy over there who was...
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    All the kitset companies will be different. Ask...

    All the kitset companies will be different. Ask the supplier you're looking at using.
    Generally speaking you'll get the internal plumbing and electrical included, but anything outside the building...
  17. I hope it's not rude of me to chime in here, but,...

    I hope it's not rude of me to chime in here, but, since you're clearly in the finance game...
    I'm looking at a residential rental new build as well. I may be able to get the section behind my place...
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    If you don't care how much it costs, get an HRV....

    If you don't care how much it costs, get an HRV.
    If it's just for your rental, and you're on a budget, and all you want to do is get rid of condensation/moisture/mould just get a centrifugal fan and...
  19. I knew it. I bloody well knew it. Ray White!...

    I knew it.
    I bloody well knew it.
    Ray White! The sods!
    I used them once for property management and the little bills for bits and bobs which came in under the $500 mark, and thus did not require...
  20. Fantastic. Thanks John.

    Fantastic. Thanks John.
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    I've got one, and it needs a building warrant of...

    I've got one, and it needs a building warrant of fitness. I know of two others in my town. Probably not many smaller than 100m2, and mine's about 115-120M2. Number of people accommodated seems to be...
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    I never said Hotel or Multi Storeyed. I said...

    I never said Hotel or Multi Storeyed.
    I said genuine commercial operator.
    This would be in reference to genuine commercial operators with similar building types like consented Bed and Breakfasts,...
  23. I see. I think there's a bit of that going on...

    I see.
    I think there's a bit of that going on lately. A few blocks you can't use for anything down this way for sale a few months ago too. I think people with adjoining properties ended up buying...
  24. When I was an apprentice I started on $5.50 an...

    When I was an apprentice I started on $5.50 an hour.
    I never desired any nice things. I was happy with a crappy car as long as it was reliable. Old clothes - no worries, they fit, they're comfy....
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    Best way to remove a concreted fence post is with...

    Best way to remove a concreted fence post is with an impact drill with a chisel tip set to hammer only. cheap to hire if you don't own one. just put the tip on the concrete, pull the trigger and hold...
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