APIA Blog

RSS Feed

{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Kelvin Davidson: There’s never a dull moment in the property market

Over the past month the property market has remained at the forefront of news headlines, so here’s an important reminder of recent key points: Property values are still rising rapidly – in May they were more than 20% higher than a year ago (on the CoreLogic House Price Index) However, there are hints that sales volumes are starting to cool, due to previous measures s...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Kelvin Davidson: Our ‘top down’ perspective on the Government’s investor tax policy changes

It’s an understatement to suggest that the content of the Government’s housing policy announcement on 23rd March was a surprise to most. In reality, it was a major surprise to all. However, now that the dust has settled a bit, our perception is that the changes won’t have as much impact as first thought. Sure, some landlords will look to sell properties and/or raise rents sharply, but...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Brightline application for 'private transfer' of inherited properties

This week's question comes from Irene B and the answer is kindly provided by Amanda Watt of Shortland Chartered Accountants. The answer is intended to be for general information only and not tax advice. We inherited a residential property which was also in a Company ( we inherited the company). After a time we sold this property from the company to a trust. The only two directors of...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Is GST payable on all the properties held by a trading entity?

This week's question comes from long-time APIA member Mary M and the answer is kindly provided by Amanda Watt of Shortland Chartered Accountants. The answer is intended to be for general information only and not tax advice. We have a GST registered property entity set up initially for trading. If that entity is holding more than one property and not all of them are for trading, do we...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Peter Lewis: What can you deduct?

Given the ongoing publicity and often heated discussions, all landlords should by now know that there are a number of mandatory upgrades and enhancements that will be required for all residential rental properties over the next few years. We have already passed the date when it became compulsory to install smoke alarms in all such properties, and we are very near the time...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Is remedial insulation deductible?

This week's question comes from Ron (paraphrased): What is the tax treatment for remedial insulation on a rental property where existing insulation is going to be topped up (i.e. part repair part improvement)? Mark Withers from Withers Tsang kindly responds below: The government has not assisted the push for better insulation of Kiwi homes by failing to clarify the capital/revenu...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Ring-fencing submission FAQs

Some frequently asked questions prompted by our latest call for all investor to put in their submission for the proposed law change to ring-fence rental tax losses are worth sharing. Before we delve in, a reminder that this Thursday is the last day to make a submission to or against ring-fencing tax losses. This is too important an issue for investors to stay silent on. Submission de...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

The Government wants to ring-fence rental losses. What can you do about it?

Make a submission of course! Let's be clear. At the time of this piece, ring-fencing is not a done deal. There is still time to push back and affect the Government's legislative agenda. Submission on this issue closes 28th February 2019. It is our opinion that, in its present form, the proposal will have far-reaching consequences many of which are unfavourable to investors, their tenants...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Amanda Watt: Removal of negative gearing

I have delayed writing about the removal of the negative gearing, so I could spend more time thinking about what it will mean for property investors. The Government’s issues paper addressing negative gearing came out earlier this year and asked for submissions. Both the NZPIF and APIA made submissions on behalf of members. The proposal outlined in the issues paper is that negative ...
read more
{{name}} - APIA Auckland Property Investors

Peter Lewis: Property and tax

A reply to those who claim investors have a tax advantage by APIA Vice President Peter Lewis: Consider the analogy of a Motel owner verses a Residential Landlord. The Motel owner rents accommodation by the night. The Landlord rents accommodation by the month or by the year. The Motel owner is in business. As such, he is required to pay income tax on any profit (his ren...
read more

Recent Posts


Tags

water bill tenancy issues CoreLogic Holler cat minor dwelling rental market market watercare partners retaliatory notice privacy wealth creation Tribunal case study housing affordability tenancy tribunal insulation buying rules structure bond house prices management reserve bank short term rental capital gain legal election2020 letting fee warm up new zealand cgt debt enforcement speculator maintenance debt to income Investment tip commerce commission government sale and purchase election 2017 shortland chartered accountants interest limitation education landlord tenant Must knows principal and interest unitary plan gluckman report property management Investor story Guest blog television equity damage Gluckman fixed-term tenancy airbnb warren buffett rta advice tax auckland twg report property HHS bankruptcy covid-19 development opes partners Question and answer boarding house scotney williams meth contamination HHGA legal cost property apprentice kiwibuild nzpif property cycle initio trespass property maintenance relationship robert kiyosaki trademe Editor's Choice negotiation buyer's agent How to business ventilation letting positive cash flow rent increase investor sublease skill shortage heat pump quiet enjoyment termination Case study off the plan re agent banking auckland council Q&A early termination productivity finance income data security wins yield mortgage beginner investor RTAA 2019 shower dome winz bond form property value personal growth rent HSWA renovation ird TCIT extractor fan anti-social behaviour bad tenant Market report will sale and purchas heater meth worksafe LIM financial advisers act ask an expert asbestos rental wof brightline CCC anz rent arrears ring-fencing subdivision Jeff Bezos return interest only parry v inglis Sponsored post ocr rtaa2020 Property (Relationships) Act Must know Landlording interest deductibility Standards New Zealand RBNZ housing package travel bubble p lab recycling equity smoke alarm short-term rental first home buying investment strategy khh lvr barfoot and thompson daikin insurance holiday house apia inspection DTI clnz Kris Pedersen Mortgages and Insurance rta reform heating tenancy services building interest rates cash-flow market rent housing bubble Zodiak Management Level 4 buying trust mindset rent control

Archive

Introducing Our Partners
Principal Sponsor - Kris Pedersen Mortgages & Insurance logo Gold Sponsor - Barfoot & Thompson logo Gold Sponsor - CoreLogic logo Property Apprentice logo The Insulation Warehouse logo The Renovation Team logo The New Zealand Property Investors' Federation logo