Blog - Rentals

Property Management: The industry should be regulated!

This typically comes as a great surprise to most people, and especially Landlords, but unlike the real estate industry, which is highly regulated, the property management industry is overall unregulated. This essentially means that anyone with no prior industry experience or qualifications can spend a few hundred dollars for a nice website, set up an excel spreadsheet, and they’re good to go managing someone’s very substantial asset!

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How to prep for a photoshoot when renting or selling a property

They say a picture paints a thousand words. And when almost every aspect of your property is shown online in marketing, you better make sure the picture that’s being painted is a good one!

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Tenancy Act Changes: Smoke alarms and insulation. What do I need to know?

Once again the Residential Tenancies Act is going to be strengthened with new requirements for insulation and smoke alarms. Whether you’re a landlord or tenant it does mean change.

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GUEST BLOG: Special Tax Codes

Phillip Smith is a Chartered Accountant with Enable Business Ltd specialising in tax, in particular, relating to property investment. He talks here about taking advantage of the tax benefits your rental property provides – so have a read, and make sure you’re on the money with your investment property.

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MARKET REPORT: Rental Properties Early 2016

What’s the latest on rental properties in your area? While there’s been some recent reports that rents have dropped back to January 2015 levels, we’re seeing the exact opposite, with tenant demand increasing in the main centres where we operate.

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6 tips for successful property investment

Knowledge matters in property investment, and some things you will only ever learn through experience. Which is why I want to hand a little of mine over. I’ve invested and worked with property investors for over thirty years now and have seen many a success, as well as the odd investment failure along the way. Most of my clients are mum and dad investors who have steadily built their portfolio over time, rather than the more high risk/reward investors who do it as a profession.

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Wellington rental market outlook: Spring 2015

Wondering where Wellington’s rental property market is headed? Nick Close leads our Wellington Property Management team, which is responsible for nearly 200 investment properties throughout the region. In this blog, we ask Nick for his opinion on current and future trends for the local rental market.

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3 ways professional property managers attract quality long-term tenants

The thought of a lengthy gap between tenants is a sobering one for any landlord. After all, the bills won’t stop just because your rental income does!

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5 tips to take the risk out of your rental property

If you’re a rental property owner you’ll have heard stories of horror tenants! No doubt you’ve also imagined that exact scenario playing out at your property.

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HOUSES FOR RENT: How to be an attractive tenant

No, we don’t mean tall, dark and handsome. When it comes to nabbing the rental property that you love, you really do need to make an effort. Prospective tenants are in hot pursuit of great rental properties, and you’ve got to show just why you’d be the best choice for a long-term rental relationship.

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How to stop your home or property investment from going up in smoke

Three fatalities in a November house fire in Hamilton have fire fighters pushing for mandatory smoke alarms in all rental properties – and the figures certainly back up their case.

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