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  1. Best to get some expert advice from a specialist...

    Best to get some expert advice from a specialist for your circumstances, and your future plans. I don't like the commercial property and GST, in with your family trust.

    Ross
  2. Hi ak22, This might help - very basic video...

    Hi ak22,

    This might help - very basic video showing how you can use two banks

    https://www.facebook.com/thepropertyaccountant/videos/1338332332986058/

    Ross
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    Hi, Generally property is long term, so there...

    Hi,

    Generally property is long term, so there isn't a rush to buy.

    If you have purchased 3 recently, then often I would suggest you pause a little bit to make sure everything is working well...
  4. Thread: Builder's pay

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    I'm not saying being cheap, and I agree with...

    I'm not saying being cheap, and I agree with paying well. Just for hourly rates, you pay for work done, not for someones breaks.

    How would you feel if you paid your lawyer $500 per hour for their...
  5. Hi PT88, I would suggest you get some full...

    Hi PT88,

    I would suggest you get some full advice.

    Generally you would try to separate the commercial property from your residential rentals, and from yourself.

    You have lots of issues with...
  6. Thread: Builder's pay

    by Rosco
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    Accepted Practice by who? If you are employing...

    Accepted Practice by who?

    If you are employing someone, then yes you have to pay sick, holidays, morning tea, afternoon etc etc.

    But if you are engaging a business, then generally you either...
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    Hi Trinz22, 1) Get legal advice 2) opex are...

    Hi Trinz22,

    1) Get legal advice
    2) opex are often are often understated. Make sure you fully understand what you will and won't be liable for.
    3) What do you have to lose from a guarantee? ...
  8. Thread: bright line test

    by Rosco
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    Brightline test taxes the gain in value. So sale...

    Brightline test taxes the gain in value. So sale price, less cost , less costs to sell that aren't deductible under normal rules(Commission for example) = Gain in value

    Normal expenses can...
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    If you buy a new property today. I presume you...

    If you buy a new property today. I presume you have to insulate the property before renting?

    Does anyone know if this a fact? I presume there is no extension, just because you just purchased?...
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    In some ways I hope that isn't the case. How...

    In some ways I hope that isn't the case. How many years notice have we had?

    Or even without the new laws, shouldn't we as landlords be insulating anyway?

    Ross
  11. This might be useful too ...

    This might be useful too

    https://www.cswaikato.co.nz/index.php/latest-news-accounting-hamilton/accountants-hamilton-auckland/153

    Ross
  12. Thread: Family Trust 101

    by Rosco
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    I prefer 2. You sell the house to the Trust for...

    I prefer 2. You sell the house to the Trust for $400k (market value), the Trust takes out the $200k loan. The Trust then owes you $200k. You would then look at gifting this, either all at once or...
  13. Why overall as a family do you want to do this? ...

    Why overall as a family do you want to do this? Or even why do you want to do this?

    - Give a benefit to one child and not the others?
    - Why do you want to buy it if no rent? Or if there is...
  14. Thread: bright line test

    by Rosco
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    There are also other sections of the income tax...

    There are also other sections of the income tax Act where you can be taxed too. ie if subdivide or if zoning change for example! Plus intention test mentioned above, but there are also others!
    ...
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    Poll: A little of this could be consequences, but a lot...

    A little of this could be consequences, but a lot is just supply and demand!
  16. Hi International Yeti, With video calling...

    Hi International Yeti,

    With video calling technology where you can share screens and spreadsheets etc, it really doesn't matter where you are getting the advice from. I just about prefer video...
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    Poll: Royal assent was given 26/6/19 A little...

    Royal assent was given 26/6/19

    A little summary

    Ring Fencing - Obtained Royal Assent 26/6/19



    Section 51C contains Ring Fencing, and comes into force 1/4/19.
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    I would be rushing to do the insulation on all...

    I would be rushing to do the insulation on all the properties ASAP. You could get a $4,000 fine for each property that isn't insulated after the required date.

    You are a large landlord (20...
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    Poll: I think there should be guidelines for our...

    I think there should be guidelines for our politicians

    Prime Minister - should have guidelines about leadership and high level roles similar to a CEO of a large company.

    MP's - At least...
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    Hi Chelsea, Great to see you have a 3 year...

    Hi Chelsea,

    Great to see you have a 3 year plan to turn it around, and if you can pay of that amount of debt each year, any plan will work!

    Back to your original question - If I was to gamble...
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    $10k is a HUGE loss when interest rates are 4%. ...

    $10k is a HUGE loss when interest rates are 4%. So over the next 5 years you need the property to go up at least $50k just to break even! That is a big gamble on capital gains in uncertain times. ...
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    What is the rent, Gross Yield and overall...

    What is the rent, Gross Yield and overall cashflow?

    Is there some kind of added value, like subdivision, minor dwelling etc?

    What is your long term plan?
    - speculation to get cash
    - passive...
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    Hi 1) can you do leasehold on the sections? ...

    Hi

    1) can you do leasehold on the sections? Just something to consider. Someone else builds a house, and pays you a ground rent. Gets reviewed every so many years. Expires in X years, at...
  24. i) If making a profit then repairs is an expense,...

    i) If making a profit then repairs is an expense, so would reduce profit and reduce tax. So for many property investors there is no change!

    ii) DIY vs paying some one else - for many property...
  25. I think it really comes down to are you really in...

    I think it really comes down to are you really in the business of property investment?

    If it is a real business, you should be making a profit, or at least have a plan to move from losses to a...
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