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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick G View Post
    Actually you've invested $500,000 to return $23,500, on which you pay income tax.
    In year two, all things being equal you pay $23,850 in interest etc.
    I'm sure Ross knows that - but he's talking cash returns. So interestingly, in truth you're probably not just only getting $500 per year, but actually cashflow negative (and increasingly so year-on-year, if no rent increases) until the mortgage is paid.

    In accounting terms you're earning profit, but in terms of the cash in the bank, what you can actually see, you get nothing.
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    "The owner did not have IEP report. The BC management are not planning to get the report until it is pass into law. The building was built around 1980s, seems to be in good condition"

    The act around earthquake prone buildings needing to have minimum 34% NBS was passed ages ago. It is law. How this is implemented varies by council or territorial authority in their terms. There was also an amendment act, which I thought came in to force in July whose main purpose is to be more specific on how the process is enforced I think but haven't gotten around to researching it properly.

    Let's be clear - there needs to be an IEP unless the building is relatively new. I don't know whether 1980s is new enough to be up to scratch. You will be forced to bring the building at your cost up to standard at some point if it's not. This is a potential significant liability. You can ring the council about this and get their view as there can be exceptions. For a property I purchased in Hamilton the council told me it was new enough to match their earthquake standards, had been consented by them and they were happy with it.

    FYI in Auckland this is not a real risk rather a legislative risk IMO. NBS is aimed at earthquake prone areas and the government took a broad brush approach and did not vary by the seismological stability of different areas as they got caught by surprise with Christchurch. Auckland is seen as very low seismic risk by NZ standards. However, it cannot be ignored despite this. Banks don't like to loan if below minimum NBS, buyers don't like to buy and at some point if below the minimum you will be forced to bring it up to standard.

  3. #13
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    Well, I'm pretty sure an IEP is not a requirement, not in Auckland anyway.

    And if built in 1980 then should be fine. It's pre 1976 you have to worry about.

    Yes it's a legislative thing, not really a safety thing.

    Mine is at 53% in Auckland, never had any hassles with insurance or lending against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davo36 View Post
    Well, I'm pretty sure an IEP is not a requirement, not in Auckland anyway.

    And if built in 1980 then should be fine. It's pre 1976 you have to worry about.

    Yes it's a legislative thing, not really a safety thing.

    Mine is at 53% in Auckland, never had any hassles with insurance or lending against it.
    Sorry I phrased that rather badly - I did not mean it's a regulatory requirement to have an IEP - that varies by council - I meant if there is doubt around NBS value you must have an IEP prior to deciding.

    Ditto for me on the NBS affecting lending or insurance and I'm down to 34% though in Hamilton. I've heard anecdotally of issues with minimum NBS in earthquake prone areas such as Wellington. Be interested to know of any real feedback.


 

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