Articles by Matthew Gilligan
Earlier this year I wrote about some of the dangers posed by the bright-line rule when restructuring. I did this because the bright-line rule is something we grapple with daily at GRA. However, there is a series of questions that come up on a regular..Read Article
Middle class, sometimes low net worth people run our labour force, including the public sector for essential services. Police, fire fighters, teachers, nurses, even doctors, are struggling to get a home in supply-starved Auckland – so they move to the regions. Net result: our schools,..Read Article
At the time of writing, Labour's new foreign buyer ban has just passed through Parliament and while this signals that New Zealand is closing its doors to foreign investment, the same does not necessarily apply in reverse to New Zealanders looking to invest offshore. While..Read Article
The Tax Working Group has released its interim report on its review of the NZ tax system. The interim report discloses the TWG's direction as it pushes towards finalising its recommendations in February 2019. While the report at 194 pages covers a wide range of topics..Read Article
One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, 'Am I a property dealer?' The typical scenario is that a client approaches me after having sold a couple of properties in the past few years and is now about to sell another one. They..Read Article
With business sentiment softening and the property market coming off the boil in Auckland, I thought I would join the bandwagon and talk about the doom and gloom that is prevailing in property investment circles. As a starting point, I would note the downturn is..Read Article
One taxation risk facing those of you engaged in property dealing, development or building activity, is the risk associated with treatment of GST on purchase. GST Basics To briefly summarise some basics, the purchase and sale of property as part of an ongoing activity of..Read Article
On 29 March an issues paper was released outlining Labour's promised tax loss ring-fencing proposals. While it is important to appreciate that this issues paper is designed to generate public feedback and therefore does not represent the final form of the rules, it is worth..Read Article
It was a warm summer's night, sausages were sizzling on the barbeque, cool beverages were being sipped, and the conversation turned to property. “Prices are so astronomical they are completely unaffordable,” lamented one person. “How can our children ever hope to get on the property..Read Article
We were given a huge amount of information in Property School and learnt about multiple ways to buy/develop/sell property. I was impressed with the depth of knowledge of all of the presenters. - Anon, April 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.