Hannah Norton

The rental market in 2019

The rental market in 2019

There are a number of factors at play when it comes to the rental market in 2019 – from the softening of house prices to a changing legislative landscape. A third of all households in New Zealand are now renting, and with house prices still nine times the average income in Auckland, this is likely … Read more

Property Talk | August 2018

This month I introduce James Bangerter, our General Manager to discuss the topic of insulation and how the 1st of July 2019 is quickly approaching. We have some important advice regarding fines for non-compliance and rising costs due to supply and demand if we don’t get this done ASAP. Please contact us if you have … Read more

Property Talk | July 2018

There has been a lot of noise in the media recently regarding new methamphetamine and asbestos regulations. To provide a bit of clarity I’ve put together a short two minute video which hopefully answers some of your questions, have a watch on the link below.

PROPERTY TALK | MAY 2018

This month, I discuss the importance of credit checks and the tenant approval process which plays a vital role in ensuring that we select the very best tenant suited to your property. To find you the best tenants for your home, we undertake a comprehensive background and credit check; utilising a variety of resources, to … Read more

RENTAL INSULATION REQUIREMENTS ARE NOW LAW

One of several recent changes to the tenancy law aims to make homes warmer, drier and safer for hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders. What are the changes ? All new tenancy agreements must include a statement of the extent and safety of insulation in the property. Any replacement or installation of insulation in a … Read more

FIVE FEATURES THAT ATTRACT TENANTS TO A PROPERTY

It can be easy for investors to let their personal taste influence the kind of property they are looking to invest in, or how they fit out their investment property in preparation for tenants. However, to ensure your property remains attractive in competitive rental markets and appeals to the widest pool of tenants, it may … Read more

3 QUICK TIPS ON MARKETING YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY

Marketing your rental property is a game of two halves: attracting the right tenant, and sealing the deal with them. With CoreLogic RP Data reporting that rents have fallen by 0.3 per cent in the last year, it’s clear that it might be time to step up your marketing efforts if you want to make … Read more

Asbestos – Information for Landlords

As you may be aware, the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and supporting regulations have been around for some time now and relate to our equal responsibilities, each as a PCBU (person conducting business or undertaking) as defined in the legislation and regulations. Both landlord and property manager are equally responsible and one … Read more