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Four Reasons Why Rents Will Increase

In recent months, we have seen some significant changes that will increase the cost of being a landlord.  We are likely to see rents increase maybe as much as 10% before the end of the year as landlords try to recover the increase in costs. The reality is that if you...

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How to pick your builder

Ideally you want to look for someone that: Has a wide range of skills and an eye for detail Is honest and has integrity ie someone that tells the truth, keeps promises ans accepts responsibility when due Has knowledge of the housing industry Has patience Has sympathy...

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Tip to renovate your rental

A few years ago I renovated my rental and I just thought id briefly share a few tips and tricks that I came across in the process Don’t over capitalise and do a budget. Spend the most on what will be used the most and that you really want to last like...

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Methamphetamine

This is the big topic that everybody is talking about. The common practice now by Property Managers, is to test houses regularly for Meth contamination – prior to a tenancy commencing, during a tenancy and at the bond inspection. Testing is done on an...

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Insulation

Under the proposed Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill: All residential rental homes in New Zealand will be required to have insulation to keep a home warm in winter and cool in summer. Social housing (where tenants pay an income related rent) must be insulated by 1...

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Smoke Alarms

Under the proposed Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill: From 1 July 2016 landlords will need to have working smoke alarms installed in all their residential rental homes. Any replacement alarms installed after that date will need to have long life batteries and a...

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7 Mistakes Made By Private Owners

7 Mistakes Made By Private Owners

#1  Unpaid Rent – too hard to calculate the total! #2  On-Charging Water – too difficult to sort out! #3  Complaining Tenants – wanting too much! #4  Tenant Damage – how to prove it? #5  Tenancy Tribunal – no time and no knowledge! #6  Fear – tenants may leave = no...

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