Investing in a rental property in Auckland can be a lucrative way to build wealth and secure your financial future. Recent changes to tax laws have been favourable for landlords, and the current housing market—with its excess supply of properties presents opportunities for savvy investors. 

It’s important to remember that an investment property meets the needs of tenants, not your own preferences. Avoid basing your decision on whether you would live there. An investment property needs to meet different criteria. Here are a few key considerations to help you make a successful investment:


  • Proximity to Amenities: Choose properties near schools, shopping centres, public transport, and recreational facilities.
  • Neighborhood Safety: Ensure the area is safe and desirable for potential tenants.
  • Future Development: Look for areas with planned infrastructure projects or business developments that could boost property values.

Target Audience

  • Ideal Tenants: Identify the demographic you want to attract (e.g., families, students, professionals).
  • Property Suitability: Make sure the property type and location match the needs and preferences of your target tenants.

Property Security

  • Fences and Gates: Opt for properties with secure fencing and gates, providing a sense of safety and privacy.
  • Pet-Friendly Potential: Secure outdoor areas can attract tenants with pets, expanding your tenant pool.

Gardens and Outdoor Spaces

  • Maintenance Level: Determine if the garden is manageable or low maintenance, which can be a selling point for tenants.
  • Tenant Appeal: Easy-care options like grass and hardy, low-maintenance plants are typically more suitable for rental properties.

Property Condition

  • Avoid Fixer-Uppers: Look for properties in good condition that require minimal immediate repairs.
  • Structural Integrity: Ensure the property has no major issues like water damage or pest infestations.
  • Maintenance Costs: Consider ongoing costs for insurance, rates, improvements, and repairs.

Healthy Homes Compliance

  • Standards: Ensure the property meets Healthy Homes Standards, including insulation, heating, and ventilation requirements.

Financial Considerations

  • Tax Benefits: Take advantage of recent changes to tax laws, such as the deductibility of interest on loans.
  • Cash Flow: Compare rent potential to mortgage costs to ensure positive cash flow.

The Auckland rental market presents many opportunities, especially with recent favourable tax changes for landlords. At Angel Property Managers, we understand the complexities of the Auckland rental market and are dedicated to assisting you in this space. From advertising and marketing to managing tenant screening and handling inspections, our team is here to do all those tricky jobs landlords dread.

If you have any questions about property management or potential rentals, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here to help you succeed.