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Top Tips for preparing your property for letting

Top Tips for preparing your property for letting

Once you’ve purchased your investment property, or have decided that you are going to rent out your current home, it’s time to start planning and preparing for the marketing and letting process. Presentation of your home is key at all stages of the letting process,...

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New reforms for our industry

New reforms for our industry

We have been keeping a close eye on the most recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act since 1986. As of last month, just prior to the upcoming elections, there has been much debate within the media with a strong opinion that this has been biased toward tenants...

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Qualities to look for in a Property Manager

Qualities to look for in a Property Manager

Selecting a property manager can be a daunting task, especially if you are a first time investor, and it may be tempting to manage the property yourself to ‘save money’. Residential property management in New Zealand must comply with the terms of the Residential...

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Key factors to consider when buying an investment property

Key factors to consider when buying an investment property

Buying an investment property can be a smart financial decision.  Do it right, and you can get a strong return through passive income, tax breaks, and equity gains. But a big return on your investment is not a guarantee—you need to think strategically when choosing...

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Understanding Healthy Homes Standards

Understanding Healthy Homes Standards

Background On 1 July 2019 the government’s Healthy Homes Standards for rental properties became law and timelines were issued for landlords to ensure their rental properties are compliant with the new standards. Landlords are responsible for maintaining and improving...

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Why repairs and maintenance are so important

Why repairs and maintenance are so important

To quote from an excellent book about rental investing, written by Bryan M. Chavis, titled “Buy it, Rent it, PROFIT” “The number one reason tenants renew leases is because of good maintenance. The number one reason they leave is poor maintenance responsiveness....

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Beware of Cowboys…

Beware of Cowboys…

In my role as Business Development Manager, I talk to a lot of prospective landlords – many of whom are first time investors.  Conveying the importance of ongoing repairs and maintenance is part of those conversations. Our role as a professional property manager is to...

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Do you have your fluffy ducks lined up?

Do you have your fluffy ducks lined up?

Once upon a time Airbnb was under fire and criticized for playing a role in the housing shortage, accusing property owners of disadvantaging communities for financial gains. It would be wrong to blame these property owners - it was easy to do! Dress up their...

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The importance of Landlord Insurance

The importance of Landlord Insurance

Having the right cover for your rental property is critical and we outline some of the key things to consider to help you select the right cover for your investment.

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