The Storm is Coming- How to Protect Your Rental Property

Stay Safe this Storm Season! We Kiwis are no strangers to damaging storms, heavy rain, and cyclones, especially at this time of year Whilst we may enjoy the odd snow fight or trip down the ski slopes, Sometimes nature takes its course and rain and storms impact our lives, so we’ve put together some helpful tips on how to prepare…

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Regular Inspections

The Importance of Regular Inspections – Quinovic Merivale I seem to have had a flurry of private landlords lately who have been caught out by the insurance providers for not having done regular inspections. Regular inspections of the property MUST be entered into after the tenant has been settled for ONE month. This is invaluable as this time fame allows…

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Property Investment – Fixed Term Vs Periodic Tenancies

Many private landlords offer periodic tenancies or get persuaded to do so by an in-going tenant. It certainly works well for some. However, we always recommend Fixed-term Tenancies to property owners because it’s the safest option for them. It’ll eliminate potential tenants who are not serious about renting your property from the get-go. It gives you control over the termination…

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Spruce Up your Investment Property in a Weekend

If your tenants have just moved out, why not get into the property for the weekend and give the property a quick Spruce Up!  Here are some quick, easy and affordable tips for doing a spruce up: Change kitchen cupboard handles You can pick up new handles from your local hardware store and install them yourself.  This will give you…

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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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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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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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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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It’s not all about Meth in rental properties

There has been so much in the media in recent months that it seems that people have forgotten about other drugs. There is no doubt that there should be a zero tolerance in regards to all drugs- and that drug use should be clearly stated as a breach in your tenancy agreement. Landlords are often unaware of the significant risks…

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The Importance of Regular Inspections

Routine inspections of the property MUST be entered into after the tenant has been settled for ONE month. This is invaluable as this time fame allows us to identify any initial problems and correct them before any damage occurs. Legislation allows us to conduct routine inspections every 28 days, however you must also be mindful of the tenants’ right to…

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Happy Tenants – Happy Owners!

It is TRUE – property managers work for the owners!!! BUT owners are the happiest when they have a tenant who treats their investment like a home; reports any maintenance issues, pays their rent on time and stays in the property for a long time. We do this by making sure that the TENANT is happy. Many tenants complain of…

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Rent Reviews

I quite often talk to private landlords who have proudly had their tenants in place for years. I will then ask how often they review the rents – quite often the answer is “never”. Don’t get me wrong; I am a firm believer that a long term tenant, with no down time between tenancies is the best scenario for all…

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