Blog - Landlords

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 attract a good tenant and keep them

Good tenants make property investment a less stressful experience – they lead to reliable cash flow, a reduction in turnover rates, less wear and tear on your property, and generally less work overall. But how do you find the perfect tenant? And once you find them, how do you keep them? While there may be no magical formula, the following tips can help maximise your chances.

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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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Cheap doesn't cut it: Why budget property management always costs landlords

A common mistake that many property investors make is assuming that all property management is the same. This can often lead to landlords choosing the cheapest service available, as they feel there is nothing to differentiate agencies from one another. What many landlords don’t realise is that choosing the cheapest property management team can become an expensive mistake in the long term.

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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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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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Residential Tenancies Act changes: How will they impact you?

A while back the Government announced that the Residential Tenancies Act will be strengthened with new requirements for insulation and smoke alarms. This means there are changes afoot for both landlords and tenants.

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Case Study: People matter in property management

When it comes to knowing what matters in property management, Iron Bridge Senior Property Manager Michelle Docherty certainly has first-hand experience. Michelle is an Iron Bridge landlord client, as well as a Property Manager employee, so the proof certainly is in the pudding for her, and she firmly believes the personal Iron Bridge service is a step ahead.

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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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