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The government made a significant housing announcement, in the hope to be seen to be doing more about the runaway housing market. Anthony Appleton-Tattersall explains what this might mean for investors. 

Quite a few property investors are thinking about selling. Should you just accept that you will have to recover all the building depreciation you have previously claimed? ……… NO

We invited an investor, insurance advisor and property tax specialist to a round table discussion of strategies, pros, cons potential pitfalls when planning or running a short term rental investment in New Zealand.

Group investments are popular because when resources are combined people can achieve more than they would have otherwise. What could go wrong? Quite a lot, it seems.

A great way to earn some extra income to help you get ahead is to rent out any spare rooms you have. You may not like someone else living in your home but the income you earn from them may be a nice compromise and help you achieve some of your financial goals.

Today I want to write about a topic I am asked about a lot – how to put together a joint venture. However this article should really be “how to put together a joint venture so you don’t lose the shirt off your back, your friends, your sanity, all your free time and a substantial amount of money”.

An excellent question! The first thing to work out is how you own it, and there are a number of options for you to consider. There are various ways to structure the ownership of your investment property (Sole trader, Partnership, Company, Trust etc). It's important you get the foundations right to save you time and money in the future.