How to “WIN” That Property

As Christmas draws nearer so does the peak season for rental properties, and competition can be high. If you show up to a rental inspection with fifty other people, you can’t afford to be cavalier about your application. If an agent is trying to choose between you and another application that has all ‘I’s’ dotted and “T’s’ crossed, you need to…

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DIY tips for getting your bond back

We all know someone who’s been a bit over zealous during their rental tenancy – and accidentally damaged their landlord’s property. Here are a few DIY opportunities that may help you (or that friend) get themselves out of a sticky situation. Most landlords genuinely have their tenant’s best interests at heart, so when something needs fixing they make sure it…

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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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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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Helpful Tips for a First Time Renter

Helpful Tips for a First Time Renter

So…… You’re sick of living at home?, Following Mum and Dad’s house rules?, Time to get out and live life with some friends?, Well it’s all fun and games when it goes right but you can be tied into all sorts of trouble if it goes wrong.

Here are some tips to help you make it a great experience

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