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GRA Blogs: Latest Posts
Busting Trust Myths
“Trust busting” is the term often used to describe instances where a court finds in favour of a claimant trying to access trust assets. Here, though, I do not want to talk about “trust busting”. Instead I want to bust some trust myths. There has been a lot of media coverage recently as a result of the new Trusts ... More
Often business owners need to approach the bank for money, for example to put into their business. This is a perfectly normal part of running a business. However, there is something that many business owners are unaware of, which could jeopardise their relationship with the bank and therefore their chances of borrowing any more money in the future.
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Investing in Auckland
While some people are still concerned about the property market and are cautious about investing, it is my opinion that now is a great time to invest in Auckland. Why do I say that? For a number of reasons, which I outline below. 1. Low interest rates Interest rates are at record lows, and chances are they will stay ... More
Residential rental property and depreciation
Depreciation is the reduction in value of an asset over time due to wear and tear. In New Zealand, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) allows depreciation on certain items to be claimed as a type of expense for income tax, so it is beneficial to understand what it can be applied to. In accountancy, depreciation refers to two aspects ... More
Why are Professional Trustees so annoying?
Ever have a property settlement about to go through and at the last minute your professional trustee has held up the game by asking pesky questions like “Why are you buying this?” or “Is this the right entity to be buying it in?” What about those times when you’re arranging a simple re-finance and just when everything seems to ... More
Unpaid tax on rental income
It is a requirement in New Zealand for parties to provide their IRD numbers when buying or selling real estate (whether as an individual or through another entity such as a company or trust). Normally this does not pose any sort of problem. However, there will be significant issues if you are selling a property that has been generating ... More
New law that will affect you
Recently New Zealand passed legislation which we are finding is affecting many clients, especially individuals, trusts and companies. For this reason, it's important you are aware of the new law and how it will affect you. Purpose and objective of new legislation The law recently enacted is called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, commonly ... More
Don't expect banks to loosen lending anytime soon
As investors become increasingly aware of how much the lending landscape has changed from that of a few years ago, a question I am receiving a lot is, “When will we see the banks relax mortgage lending criteria again?” Whilst we saw the slight relaxing of LVR restrictions at the start of the year, over roughly the same period ... More
Advantages of new builds
At Property Ventures we are increasing our focus on new builds as investments because we see tremendous advantages from a financing perspective. Not only do investors get pristine new and low maintenance properties in better areas, they get the benefit of 80% LVRs and tax advantages from higher chattel depreciation. These smart tax and finance benefits make investing ... More