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Property Development and Tax - Free E-book

by Matthew Gilligan 03 Sep 21

Developing property is a very rewarding exercise, but there is a lot to consider and understand if you are going to get it right. Not only do you need to identify if a site can physically be developed, what you are legally permitted to do with..

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Property Owners 'Landed Gentry'?

by Matthew Gilligan 14 Aug 21

I was recently reading an article about Susan St John and Terry Baucher’s latest call for a harder taxation regime for all residential property in New Zealand. (Yes, harder than the myriad of changes we have already had.) These chardonnay liberals are promoting the annual taxation of..

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My opinion on the new tax changes

by Matthew Gilligan 13 Apr 21

I'm seething about these tax changes. And it’s not just the fact that Labour lied to us; it’s the whole bigger picture and the implications for ordinary New Zealanders. This Government is attacking middle New Zealand with all these housing initiatives and tax reforms – it’s..

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Property, Tax and Finance Predictions for 2021

by Matthew Gilligan 16 Dec 20

After a crazy 2020, many investors and would-be investors are wondering what 2021 will hold in store for them. I outline my views and share my predictions in this article, which I hope you will find useful. Firstly, who am I to tell you what 2021..

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With New Zealand’s borders being closed, and likely to be closed for some time, a number of clients who have rented properties on a short-term basis (e.g. via Airbnb) are converting those properties to long-term residential tenancies. This raises the question – what are the..

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Impact of Covid on the Property Market

by Matthew Gilligan 06 Jul 20

I have been surprised at the somewhat negative media commentary on property in the last 90 days, with prominence given to many of the usual doomsayer economists predicting a market meltdown. With predictions of 10–20% price drops (and a few keyboard warriors during lockdown saying..

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Property, Debt and Covid-19

by Matthew Gilligan 22 Mar 20

For those of you who are worried because you are carrying debt on property, I share my perspective on the impending doom that Covid-19 has wrought upon us. Just remember, people, that banks lend on closer to 6:1 mixed median multiples (median house prices: median household..

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Healthy Homes Costs

by Matthew Gilligan 09 Mar 20

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..

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Airbnb GST Traps

by Matthew Gilligan 02 Feb 20

Prior to Christmas, the IRD issued a draft statement confirming some of the traps that exist when renting out property via platforms like Airbnb, Book a Bach, etc. In this month's blog I thought I would set out examples that we have seen over the..

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