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Healthy Homes Costs

 Matthew Gilligan  10 Mar 20

Matthew Gilligan Readers will by now be well acquainted with the minimum standards under the Healthy Homes Regulations. Rather than discuss what landlords need to do to adhere to these standards, in this blog I want to address the debate as to the tax treatment of costs incurred in doing so.  In recent weeks the IRD have issued a draft statement ... More 

End of year challenges for business owners

 John Rowe  14 Dec 18

John Rowe It’s that time of year where many businesses are finding things tight financially. Consequently, they can struggle to meet their tax obligations with IRD. If you find yourself in this situation you must be proactive.  Simply, if you get to the point where IRD start chasing you, your options become more limited and you can end up paying more ... More 

Buying and selling property in the 2018 market

 Salesh Chand  09 Feb 18

Salesh Chand With a cooler Auckland property market, what should buyers and sellers be doing to maximise their chances of success? Sellers obviously want to get the highest price possible, while buyers (especially investors who are focused on the numbers) want the opposite. Funnily enough, auctions can work well for both.  Sellers There are a lot of conditional buyers in the ... More 

Investing in Australian rental property - NZ tax perspective

 John Heaslip  16 Oct 18

John Heaslip There are a number of issues that New Zealand tax residents must grapple with if they are to invest in Australian rental properties. It’s important to understand what these issues are because they can have a significant impact upon your profitability. Financial Arrangements - foreign exchange gains & losses Holding an Australian mortgage on a rental property in Australia ... More 

Is the cost of insulating a rental property tax deductible?

 Anthony Strevens  07 Dec 16

Anthony Strevens As you may be aware, there is a new law that requires all tenanted homes to be insulated by 1 July 2019. Anyone who owns rental property must ensure their properties are insulated to the required standard by this date. At GRA we’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether the cost of insulating a rental property is ... More 

Unpaid tax on rental income

 Anna Loginova  12 Dec 18

Anna Loginova 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 

Property Contracts - the devil is in the detail

 The Professional Trustee Team  18 Dec 17

The Professional Trustee Team Property contracts, including sale and purchase agreements and building contracts, sometimes include clauses that can be harmful to the unwary. And by unwary, I simply mean people who are not used to dealing with such legal documentation.  One of the advantages of using a professional trustee for your trust is that the professional trustee must review and approve contracts ... More 

How to get finance that exceeds the LVR rules legally

 Kris Pedersen  27 Jun 17

Kris Pedersen For a while it appeared that the introduction of the 60% LVR rule for investors would make the property market easier for first home buyers. However, as per this article in the Herald and these statistics from the Reserve Bank, first home buyers are finding it difficult as well.The 60% LVR rules have certainly made it much harder for ... More 

Advantages of new builds

 Mark Honeybone  20 Jun 17

Mark Honeybone 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 

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Investing in residential property?

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If you're investing in residential property, seeking to maximise your ability to succeed and minimise risk, then this is a 'must read'.

Matthew Gilligan provides a fresh look at residential property investment from an experienced investor’s viewpoint. Written in easy to understand language and including many case studies, Matthew explains the ins and outs of successful property investment.

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