Articles by Matthew Gilligan
Only a few weeks ago I presented on stage with Tony Alexander (BNZ Chief Economist) about the forecast for the New Zealand economy in 2014. (See my full presentation here). The word on the ground is that 2014 is going to be an epic year,..Read Article
One of the questions we get asked most regularly at GRA is whether or not an LTC is the appropriate structure for proposed property investment activity. Before we touch on our view in relation to this, I want to confirm some basics in relation to..Read Article
Did everyone catch the NZ Reserve Bank announcement today that investors with 5 or more rental properties will be required to be treated commercially by banks? Apparently we must be treated as small business owners in risk profile and higher costs for credit paid...Read Article
A common issue that arises is dealing with insurance companies over the names on insurance policies. Technically, insurance should held in the name of the owners of a property. In the case of a trust, the legal owner on the title of a property is..Read Article
As of 1st October 2013, the Reserve Bank has imposed limits on high loan-to-value mortgage lending. What are the new rules? Under these new rules, only 10% of a bank's new residential mortgage lending can be at LVRs over 80%. Up until now, high LVR..Read Article
The Auckland Council is in the process of drafting Auckland's Unitary Plan. So what is the Unitary Plan and why should we all be interested? The Unitary Plan is one of the key tools that will be used to formulate the Auckland Plan -..Read Article
There is currently legislation before Parliament seeking to tighten up rules around incorporation of companies on the New Zealand Companies Office Register. In particular, there is concern about companies being incorporated with offshore shareholders and directors, and then being used in criminal activities. A large..Read Article
Late last year the IRD issued a raft of statements including draft new legislation and new interpretations of existing rules. A few important ones that clients should note as potentially relevant are: - The IRD have issued a new interpretation statement (not in draft form)..Read Article
The IRD has recently released a draft interpretation statement on tax residency. Although only draft at this stage, it signals a significant change in the way the IRD applies tax residency rules and if finalised without alteration may impact upon clients whom are outside of..Read Article
I thoroughly enjoyed the Property Leaders event on Sunday, and I really appreciated all the effort that GRA went to for it to happen! I'm really happy with our decision to have moved our business over to GRA - and I was excited to see some of the new services that are being offered to investors, so well done! - Kritzo Venter, May 2019
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.