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Investor Series: How to increase the value of your commercial property for leverage
Investor Series: How to increase the value of your commercial property for leverage

You don't just want to increase your property's value to sell, but to create more equity you can borrow against.

Investor Series: How to buy commercial property below market value
Investor Series: How to buy commercial property below market value

Like any asset, you make your money on the buy, so getting the best price is worth working hard for.

Investor Series: The pitfalls of buying off-the-plans, and how to avoid them
Investor Series: The pitfalls of buying off-the-plans, and how to avoid them

Buying property before it's built carries many risks, from not getting what you paid for, to waiting years for tenants. Here's how to get it right.

Investor Series: Assembling your A-team for property success
Investor Series: Assembling your A-team for property success

Your specialist team will help you get property transactions done quickly and painlessly. Here's who you need on your team.

Investor Series: Is commercial property a better investment than residential? Yes!
Investor Series: Is commercial property a better investment than residential? Yes!

Houses, or offices, shops, and warehouses? We take a look at why houses are headaches and commercial property is the superior investment choice.

Investor Series: Why property developers almost always go broke
Investor Series: Why property developers almost always go broke

Property development is a dangerous game of chasing bigger and bigger projects, until it all inevitably ends in investors losing their life savings.

Investor Series: Why property is a superior investment over any other
Investor Series: Why property is a superior investment over any other

Term deposits, bonds, precious metals, shares, Kiwisaver... all pale in comparison with property as a vehicle to grow your wealth, fast. Here's why...

Government reintroduces depreciation expense on commercial properties from 2020
Government reintroduces depreciation expense on commercial properties from 2020

In March 2020, the government announced relief for commercial property owners by reintroducing the ability to claim depreciation buildings as an expense.

What are my options when a tenant wants to exit their lease?
What are my options when a tenant wants to exit their lease?

Whether outgrowing your premises, downsizing, or unable to pay the rent, there are options to help a tenant exit their lease.

What are my options when a tenant wants to assign their lease?
What are my options when a tenant wants to assign their lease?

It's a loaded question, as the answer is a lot more complex than simply agreeing or refusing the tenant's request.

What are property investment syndicates?
What are property investment syndicates?

Syndications allow groups of investors to come together to purchase large properties—but what are the associated risks, if any?

Paying commercial property rent during Alert Level 3
Paying commercial property rent during Alert Level 3

What does a "No Access In an Emergency" clause mean for tenants and landlords during a Covid-19 Alert Level 3 scenario?

Guidance for commercial leases and mortgages during COVID-19
Guidance for commercial leases and mortgages during COVID-19

The Government has announced its intention to put in place some temporary law changes to support tenants and landlords during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How I'm looking after tenants in lockdown — a landlord's perspective
How I'm looking after tenants in lockdown — a landlord's perspective

A real-world look at one landlord's approach to managing rent payments during the Covid-19 lockdown.

How will landlords and tenants manage the \
How will landlords and tenants manage the "new normal" after lockdown?

When lockdown is lifted, some businesses may be able to simply pick up where they left off; others may have crumbled beyond repair.

Commercial landlords call for support to keep the economy moving
Commercial landlords call for support to keep the economy moving

New Zealand's commercial property sector is calling for property owners, tenants and the Government to act quickly to support the sector, which is facing hundreds of millions in lost revenue.

Do commercial tenants still need to pay rent during Covid-19 lockdown?
Do commercial tenants still need to pay rent during Covid-19 lockdown?

With businesses forced to shut up shop, do commercial tenants still need to pay their rent? Lawyers advise — check your lease.

How to extend your cashflow during the Covid-19 lockdown
How to extend your cashflow during the Covid-19 lockdown

As thousands of businesses struggle with little to no income during lockdown, we look at ways to extend your cashflow.

Is GST payable when buying and selling a commercial property?
Is GST payable when buying and selling a commercial property?

If you're buying or selling a commercial property there are important considerations regarding your obligations to charge or pay GST.

Why do I need a lawyer to buy or sell a commercial property?
Why do I need a lawyer to buy or sell a commercial property?

We look at the importance of having a lawyer on your team when buying or selling a property.

What is an earthquake prone building?
What is an earthquake prone building?

Purchasers may be required to provide specialist reports on the building's seismic rating (or earthquake risk) as measured against the National Building Standard (NBS).

What are the different types of commercial property?
What are the different types of commercial property?

There are many different types of property and grades of commercial property you can invest in.

What is a registered valuation?
What is a registered valuation?

If you're applying for bank finance for your commercial property, they will likely require a registered valuation.

Commercial rent review types explained
Commercial rent review types explained

A look at the market, CPI, and fixed-percentage rent review options available.

Things landlords should consider before entering a new commercial lease
Things landlords should consider before entering a new commercial lease

It is in a landlord's best interest to protect their investment and make sure any exposure to loss from a dodgy tenant is minimised.

What is a Body Corporate and what does it do?
What is a Body Corporate and what does it do?

A body corporate consists of all the owners of the units within multi-unit property. But who is responsible for what?

Auckland's unitary plan, and how it affects you
Auckland's unitary plan, and how it affects you

If you live in Auckland, or plan to, this article will have an impact on your life.

Investor Series: Questions to ask when buying a commercial property
Investor Series: Questions to ask when buying a commercial property

If you're new to commercial property there's a whole raft things to know about and look for.

Protecting commercial landlords from tenancy default
Protecting commercial landlords from tenancy default

Know your rights if a tenant becomes unable to pay rent on your commercial property.

The importance of keeping your building WOF up-to-date
The importance of keeping your building WOF up-to-date

If you own a commercial property, there are responsibilities contained in the Building Act 2004 to ensure your buildings are safe to use.

What happens when a commercial tenant outgrows their space?
What happens when a commercial tenant outgrows their space?

As an owner or a tenant you may find yourself negotiating the surrender of a lease when the business outgrows its space.

Creative funding ideas for commercial property
Creative funding ideas for commercial property

Going straight to the bank isn't the only available option when funding your commercial property purchase.

General borrowing criteria for commercial property
General borrowing criteria for commercial property

Borrowing for a commercial property is quite different than for residential and meeting the criteria can be a challenge.

The need for technical due diligence
The need for technical due diligence

As investors, occupiers and lenders look ever more closely at the risks of buying or selling property, reporting on the physical condition of a property is increasingly important.