Minimising Rent Arrears Over the Festive Season

11 Years of experience has found that the holiday period can cause landlords all manners of headaches

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What to Look for When Buying an Investment Property

When you’re buying an investment property, you’ll soon realise that you need to look for different features than if you were buying a property for yourself.  Here are some thing to consider when you’re looking for that investment property: Who are you attracting? Decide on who you’re trying to attract (as a tenant).  If you’re looking at free-standing houses, you’re…

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6 Organisational Tips

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Clear the clutter – Spring is coming

There are a few movements becoming popular on social media at the moment.  One is started by the book by Marie Kondo, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, and the other is in the same family, the Minimalism movement.  Both movements are about reducing the possessions you have down to only the items you love, living with less and enjoying what you own

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How to reduce vacancy in your investment property

We’ve had some great seasons in the rental market over the past few years, which has been such an opportunity for our investor clients.  However, more recently, we’ve seen more difficult rental markets and we’d love to share our tips on how to minimize vacancy in your investment property: Keep up to date on maintenance while you have tenants living…

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Housemate or Hate?

Quinovic Merivale has a large number of properties that we offer on a room by room basis. Gone are the days of the stereotypical boarding house- a term which conjures up negative images. The majority of our rooms are in well designed, purpose built, high quality houses. So, who is living in this sort of accommodation? – Primarily foreigners from…

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Rental Property Garden – get a garden, even if you’re renting

Even though you might be renting, you can make your rental property feel so much more homely, by creating your own garden!
Potted plants are the ultimate way to turn your rental property into a home with gorgeous potted plans! Here are some tips for getting started:

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There’s Snow on Them Hills- How to Beat the Winter Blues

Well, winter is certainly on its way – It’s the time of year where the days get shorter and the nights colder, even the finest of us can get a little down with the winter blues. How to beat winter blues 1. Exercise – Exercise also helps your mind by releasing those “feel good chemicals” that improve your mood 2.…

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Tips on Assessing Apartments

With 100+ apartments being in various stages of planning to building, opportunities are available for investors. Most of the designs we have seen to date are high spec providing aesthetic features such as quality chattels, lots of glass allowing natural light in and modern accommodations such as built-in audio systems and good storage planning. These apartments will cater to a…

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Changes to the RTA May 2017

Three important changes were made to the Residential Tenancies Act in May that will offer better protection to both tenants and landlords; namely meth, damages and unlawful tenancies. Better management of meth contamination, recognising that this has become a significant issue. Standards New Zealand is still working on acceptable contamination levels, and tenants now have the ability to terminate their…

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Making the most in a competitive market – Does that mean doing it yourself?

In a rental market that remains highly competitive; we are coming up against more resistance from private landlords when offering our property management services. The most common opposition stems from a private rental market that is entrenched in a DIY culture which is coupled with a significant rise in vacancy rates. This has resulted in more than a few questionable…

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Be careful of being too friendly with your tenant

Do you have a great relationship with your tenant ? Is that actually detrimental to your long term return on investment?

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How to attract and keep Long Term Tenants

Keeping Long Term Tenants
Tips and Expertise

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Legal requirements of a landlord

Just What are the Legal Requirements of a Landlord?

What is required of you if you are out of the country for more than 21 days ?

Legal Changes in 2016 ?

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