28 Feb 19, 9:10am
Whether the Government introduces a Capital Gains Tax or not, some investors will need to exit the residential property market, while others will still do well
26 Feb 19, 11:43am
David Hargreaves says the lasting legacy of the Government's new 'Healthy Homes' initiative will likely be increasing numbers of people dependent on the state for a roof over their heads
26 Feb 19, 7:53am
Housing and Urban Development Ministry officials concede that the Govt's new 'Healthy Homes' initiative will drive up rents, see rental stock taken off the market and may increase demand for public and emergency housing
21 Feb 19, 12:55pm
A Capital Gains Tax would alter the rental property landscape by pushing down prices and pushing up rental yields
12 Feb 19, 5:00am
Opposition leader Simon Bridges' figures on rising rents are more interesting for what they don't say than what they do say
30 Jan 19, 9:38am
Strong rent growth in Wellington and Hawke's Bay last year, slower growth in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin
23 Jan 19, 11:41am
Cooling house prices and rising yields in many areas are slowly changing the landscape for residential property investors
7 Dec 18, 2:33pm
The IRD can't say for certain how ring-fencing rental losses will affect the residential property market, but notes investors suffering losses on their rentals are currently getting tax breaks of $2000 a year
8 Nov 18, 11:01am
Landlords won't like having to pay letting fees but they should be able to negotiate a better deal for themselves than their tenants could
7 Nov 18, 5:00am
Little overall movement in rental yields for residential property investors - particularly low returns in Auckland, Tasman, Queenstown-Lakes
1 Nov 18, 4:54pm
Residential tenants moving house will no longer pay letting fees from December 12
15 Oct 18, 9:44am
Rental growth strong in Wellington, Queenstown, Rotorua, Napier and Whanganui, but weak in Auckland and Christchurch
5 Oct 18, 7:24am
Housing Minister Phil Twyford backs select committee recommendation for start of letting fee ban to be brought forward to December 12
12 Sep 18, 11:46am
Submissions being sought on proposed changes to standards for rental properties and the Residential Tenancies Act
6 Sep 18, 1:10pm
David Hargreaves argues that what is missing from the Government's Healthy Homes initiative is a long-term plan to modernise all of New Zealand's housing stock
4 Sep 18, 2:17pm
The Government releases proposals that could set new standards for heating, ventilation, dampness and draught control in rental homes
30 Aug 18, 9:54am
David Hargreaves says despite the wave of both pro and anti comments about the Government's review of the Residential Tenancies Act, what is being proposed is in fact a disappointingly shallow series of tweaks; but what's the thing with pets?
27 Aug 18, 10:03am
Minister of Housing Phil Twyford eyes increase to tenancy termination notice periods, ‘no cause tenancy terminations’ and limiting rent increases in shakeup of the Residential Tenancies Act
19 Jul 18, 7:56am
Residential rental yields appear to have bottomed out and are starting to rise as capital gains dry up and rents rise
31 May 18, 1:38pm
If the Government decides there needs to be more meth residue in a property for it to be considered contaminated, insurers won't have to cover the remediation costs of as many properties as they do now


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