Leslie Preston, Bachcare Leslie Preston, Bachcare

Challenging holiday home rates

Bachcare says it has advice that there is a legal basis for challenging the Auckland Council’s decision to hit holiday homes with business and targeted rates.


Holiday homes are facing rates hikes of between 200%-300% following the council’s decision to introduce targeted rates for online accommodation providers as well as now having a proportion of their rates classed as business rates on properties that are rented for more than 28 days per year. Leslie Preston, founder of Bachcare, says they’ve taken advice and are currently seeking further clarification from lawyers on Bachcare’s options to protect the rights of holiday home owners in Auckland and around New Zealand.