Investment Property

Investment Property

Understanding Strata Management in New Zealand: What it Means for Property Investors

As a property investor in New Zealand, it is vital that you understand strata management and its impact on your investment. Also referred to as body corporate management or apartment complex management, strata management refers to a system used for multi-unit properties like apartments, townhouses and mixed-use developments that requires strata title ownership management systems … Read more

The value of property managers.

You own the property – let our property managers own the hassles.  Rental properties are a great investment. But do you have the knowledge and time to invest in yours? We provide a tailored property management solution, whether you have a single rental property or a growing investment portfolio. With us, you aren’t just getting … Read more

Market Update | Finding good tenants

Independent economist, Tony Alexander, provides a market update – discussing the implications for landlords and their ability to find good tenants. As an economist, I don’t have all that much interest in the structure of the housing market. What I am interested in is how things are changing. These changes are what we need to … Read more

Understanding long-term house price changes

The average house price has fallen 7.7% nationwide, with Auckland peaking in November and the rest of NZ mainly in February. We’re probably about halfway through the pullback from absurdly high prices reached last year when a FOMO-gripped public bought anything they could get their hands on. As house prices fall further we’ll see some … Read more

The importance of conducting routine inspections

Routine property inspections are beneficial for both landlords and tenants.  From a landlord’s perspective, conducting routine property inspections is essential to protect your investment. They allow you to visit the property and check that everything is in working order, there is no damage to the property and that the tenants have been keeping things reasonably … Read more

Rental Property Maintenance – Who is responsible for the Lawns and Garden?

A common cause of dispute – who is responsible for maintaining the lawns and garden of a rental property?  Tenant responsibility for garden maintenance Tenants’ are responsible for keeping the rental property reasonably clean and tidy. This includes mowing the lawns and weeding the gardens where applicable. In some circumstances, your landlord may be happy … Read more

Changes to Healthy Homes Standards – May 2022

Responding to recent rental sector feedback, the New Zealand Government has agreed to make amendments to the current Healthy Homes Standards. The changes will impact the heating, ventilation and moisture ingress and drainage requirements for rental properties.  Heating Moving forward, the heating requirements will take into account the heightened thermal performance of new homes built … Read more

Furnished vs Unfurnished Rental Properties

To furnish or not to furnish?  Historically, landlords who rent out furnished properties find themselves collecting higher rent than those renting out their properties unfurnished.  However, a number of factors will determine the value of furnishing your rental property – including the type of property you’re renting, the location of the property and the type … Read more

Thinking of selling your investment property? Here is what you need to know:

Selling a property can be stressful for anyone, including yourself and your tenants. Therefore, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with your rights and responsibilities as a landlord before beginning the process of selling your investment property to avoid any issues arising. Letting your tenants know you’re going to sell the property.  You … Read more