13 easy ways to stay on your property manager’s good side

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We’ve had times where relationships between our property managers and tenants have broken down. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Our friendly team sees your happiness and comfort as a priority — it’s just as important to us as keeping our landlords happy.

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Meth contamination — what landlords need to know

Meth contamination rental home

Meth contaminated properties have popped up a lot in the media over the last few years and, in June 2017, a new national standard came in to provide guidance on the testing and clean-up of methamphetamine in houses. Standards New Zealand manager Carmen Mak said it would make houses where meth had been found safer. […]

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Renting FAQS: your questions answered!

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Renting for the first time? Heading to university? You might be feeling a bit apprehensive about getting your own place or maybe you’re unsure about the costs and rules involved in a tenancy. We’ve put together a list of our most frequently asked questions from tenants to help you get in the know. Keep reading […]

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10 landlord tips to boost your rental yield

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There are many creative ways landlords can boost their rental yield. With small improvements you can make your property more suitable for the rental market and you’ll quickly find tenants are willing to pay more for a property that really meets their needs.

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11 tenancy application tips to help you land a great rental property

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Applying for a rental property can be a daunting process — there’s plenty of paperwork and some legal considerations and financial requirements, as well as the fact that you’re probably facing up in direct competition against a bunch of other potential tenants who want the same property. But there are things you can do that […]

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Long-term vs short-term leasing: which is right for you?

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If you’re thinking about investing in property, first you need to consider what you’ll use it for: long-term leasing or as a short-term holiday home? Here are the main differences to help you decide which is right for you.

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5 creative and damage-free ways to decorate your rental home

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Many tenants are cautious of decorating because they see their own comfort as less important than ensuring their entire bond is returned with a happy landlord at the end of their rental tenancy. But, just because you’re renting, it doesn’t mean you can’t decorate to suit your style and taste. With a little due diligence […]

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4 essential updates to get your rental property ready for winter

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Winter will see an influx of temporary occupants to Queenstown and Wanaka as seasonal workers take up residence for the ski season. So, landlords — now’s the time to carry out essential maintenance on your rental property to get it ready for leasing over the winter months.

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GUEST BLOG: Crowe Horwath on Airbnb taxation

airbnb

  The popularity of Airbnb and other similar providers has significantly increased of late. This is largely because it is a relatively simple online platform to market and rent your property to a wide audience. However, while easy to use, there are some potential pitfalls that people need to be aware of.

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