Register for the Ray White Landlord Academy

Simply register to join, watch, and participate in your free Landlord Academy education series!

Now in its fifth year, the Ray White Rent Event has become a significant part of our annual property management calendar – and you’re welcome to join us. Our 2020 event takes on its new form as the Landlord Academy Series, designed to upskill landlords through a series of free weekly online sessions hosted every Thursday evening throughout November – all for you to enjoy from the comfort of home.

The Landlord Academy Series is about one thing and one thing only – free education and support for all New Zealand landlords, whether you’re an existing client of ours or not.

Over the next six months, landlords will face some of the biggest reforms of the rental industry they have ever seen. There will be almost 100 new rules and requirements implemented to the Residential Tenancies Act – all of which will have a big impact on a landlord’s responsibilities and the way they must operate.

Are you ready for the biggest changes we’ve ever seen?
Are you prepared?
The Landlord Academy Series is here to help!

For landlords wanting to engage in our free education and resources – simply follow these four easy steps:

  1. Register your details through our contact form located below
  2. Receive your immediate confirmation to confirm your successful registration
  3. Diarise time in your calendar now for 7pm every Thursday across November
  4. Sit back, relax and await your email with your live session link to click and join! (these will be emailed the day prior and day of each weekly session to ensure it’s nice and handy)

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Part 1 – Thursday 5th November – 7pm
Introduction to Tenancy Management in 2020 and Beyond

Special guest: Peter Wolfkamp – ‘The Resident Builder’ Newstalk ZB

In this opening session, we’ll provide a broad overview to help both landlords and their tenants achieve better tenancy outcomes. In particular, we’ll highlight existing compliance requirements, how to manage these, and the risks associated if you’re not ticking the right boxes

  • Future compliance deadlines – what’s coming & how you can prepare
  • What are the new rules already in place affecting rent increases?
  • The importance of the first step – selecting the right property
  • Getting an investment property ‘rent-ready’ to remove your risk
  • Tools and steps to help you easily manage today’s compliance requirements
  • Tenant inductions and getting the foundations right for a harmonious tenancy


Part 2 – Thursday 12th November – 7pm
Healthy Homes Standards and RTA Amendments Act Introduction

Special guest: Joanne Rae – Real Estate Institute of New Zealand

The second part of our series will begin to delve a little deeper into the upcoming legislation and in particular, the Healthy Homes Standards. We’ll clearly outline what’s required and the manageable steps you can take to get your property sorted.

  • Healthy Homes standards and how to get your rental property ready
  • Advice on how to easily manage the work that may be required
    What are the exemptions to the rules, will I qualify?
  • The reality of compliance – it’s not as hard as you may think!
  • Are there options available to help cover any possible compliance costs?
  • The key considerations when looking at a new investment property


Part 3 – Thursday 19th November – 7pm
The RTA Amendments Act 2020

Special guest: Craeg Williams – Director – Tenancy Practice Services

The third part of our series dives into the RTA Amendments Act 2020, explaining how this will affect landlords when the majority of its components take effect in February 2021.
There are significant changes on their way for landlords, including new rules around minor alterations, termination notices, rent increases, lease assignments, increased financial penalties, and more.

  • What is the RTA Amendments Act 2020 and what it will mean for you
  • The reality of what’s coming – it’s not as bad as some commentators may suggest!
  • How you can manage the new layers of work involved with each change
  • How the Act changes the responsibilities of both landlords and tenants
  • The consequences associated with non-compliance or minor breaches
  • Will the RTA Amendments Act 2020 impact the tenancy market?


Part 4 – Thursday 26th November – 7pm
The Future of Property Investment

Special guest: Brian Greer – CEO – Loan Market New Zealand

The fourth and final part of our series will take a deeper look at the financial side of property investment, and the real virtues that remain in this space. There has never been a better time to grow a rental portfolio, however, some investors still make the same common mistakes which this session is designed to help prevent.

  • The importance of debt structures, interest only vs principal & interest
  • Interest rates – where are they now and where are they heading
  • Long term trends and benefits using property as an investment tool
  • The financial process for turning your own home into an investment property
  • How to get into property investment if you don’t believe it’s currently possible
  • How to find out what investment goals may be achievable for you