Property Management - Help and Tips

When it comes to property investment, it always pays to do your homework. That’s why we've created these set of articles and how-to guides to help you find out all you need to know.

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Your spring maintenance checklist

30 August 2021

With winter nearly behind us it is time to look forward to warm sunny days and outdoor entertaining. Now is a great time to get ahead of the game with home maintenance so you can kick back in your hammock with a cool drink instead of wishing you hadn’t procrastinated. Also, with shipping issues still in play, heading to the hardware store now means that you can get the supplies you need before everyone else starts their DIY projects.

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Healthy Homes Deadline

07 July 2021

With the start of the new month came the next healthy homes standards compliance deadline. Here's what you need to know to ensure compliance.

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Holiday tips for landlords

16 December 2020

Before everyone dives into the holiday period we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some holiday tips for property owners during the holidays. 

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Landlord tax and depreciation

14 December 2020

On our latest Property Matters show, Aman Chand from Belmont Partners provided some useful tax and depreciation guidelines for landlords. It's an interesting read. Find out more.

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Healthy Homes Standard Compliance Statement deadline

24 November 2020

Earlier this year we welcomed the Government's announcement of the extended deadline from 1 July 2020 to 1 December 2020 for landlords to include detailed information in their tenancy agreements about how their property meets the Healthy Homes Standards. Now that this deadline is almost upon us, we checked in with Samantha Arnold, General Manager of Property Management to find out what landlords need to know about meeting this deadline.

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Understanding The Residential Tenancy Act Changes for Landlords

29 August 2020

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 has now passed into law with provisions relating to termination of tenancies  coming into effect on 11 February 2021. To get a better understanding of the implications of these changes, we sat down with Samantha Arnold, General Manager, Property Management and In-House Advisor Megan O'Callaghan. 

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Advice for new property buyers

15 September 2019

Whether you're looking to purchase your first home or your first investment property, if you're a young property buyer, it can be daunting to navigate today's market. Barfoot & Thompson Director Kiri Barfoot shares some tips.

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flooring tips

05 August 2019

Floor coverings are always a pretty big consideration for landlords as it is an investment that they hope will last for years. We caught up an with an industry guru in carpeting, William Beare of Carpet Mill  to provide insights about flooring tips and trends.

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Kitchen enhancements for a good return on investment

05 August 2019

Property investors are always looking to increase the return on their rentals. In between tenants, is a good time to consider what updates or changes you might make to your kitchen that could increase the property’s value and what you can expect to charge per week.

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Heat Pump Tips

05 August 2019

With the new Healthy Homes heating requirements implementation creeping ever closer, we thought it was time to sit down with an expert in the field to find out the details on what this really means for landlords. 

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Ground Moisture Barrier

29 March 2019

If a rental property has an enclosed subfloor, it must have a ground moisture barrier (if it is possible to install one). Find out more about this.

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Health & safety at work Act

16 July 2017

If you are a property owner, it's important that you understand your obligations under the health and safety at Work Act. Here's what you need to know.   

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Methamphetamine - managing the risk

25 July 2016

As a landlord, it's important to know your responsibilities around methamphetamine contamination - both for your tenants' safety, and to ensure that you and your property is adequately covered.

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A beginner's guide to being a landlord

15 November 2015

Whether you've just bought your first investment property, or are renting out your family home, there's a lot to arrange when you become a landlord. To start you off on the right path, we've put together a list of five things to think about when you become a landlord for the first time.

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Buying a unit title property

21 September 2015

Unit titles are becoming an increasingly common form of property ownership in New Zealand. If you’re thinking of purchasing a unit title property, make sure you consider these key points.

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Should I allow pets in my rental property?

21 September 2014

If you're thinking about making your rental properties pet-friendly, here are a few things to think about, including how to attract tenants with pets, what to do during the screening process and how to make sure your investment is protected.

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