Property Management Blog


Monday, January 8, 2018

How to reduce vacancy times and maximise your income.

Let’s face it, you feel tired and worn out and a new hair cut or colour can make you feel so much better. A ‘Mini Make Over’ can sometimes take years off. Our homes can be the same!! It is the little things that can make the difference. By properly presenting your home, you can not only help reduce vacancy times and ...

Monday, December 25, 2017

Are you on the same page with your tenants?

Tenants come from all different walks of life. Is this their first time renting? Have they rented previously through an agency or private landlord?? Their expectation of what happens throughout a tenancy can differ immensely to yours. Setting a range of expectations from the beginning can make for a harmonious relationship. The &lsqu...

Monday, December 18, 2017

Do you know your rights? Your tenants do!

There’s more to an owning an investment property than finding tenants, collecting rent and organising maintenance. Tenants are becoming more educated and aware of their rights. What can seem like a small oversight can end up being a very costly exercise. Ensure that you are educated and well versed with legislation, insurance and...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Property Management Fees | Everything Queenstown, NZ Landlords Need to Know

The cost of property management is always on the minds of landlords, and today we’re talking about common property management fees. Lett Fee The lett fee is usually charged to the new tenant who has been approved to move into the property. It often equals one week’s rent, plus GST. The fee itself covers the letting inspection...

Monday, November 20, 2017

Common Mistakes Property Investors Make

When it comes to property management, it is good to have the right understanding and expectation. Here are some common areas that can cause conflict and upset with property owners and investors: General 'Wear and Tear'- this is understanding that every person who rents your property will always live differently than you would. 'Wear ...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Duty of Care

BEWARE… As an owner, you may be liable should your tenant be injured on your property! The High Court of Australia has ruled that the Landlord has responsibility to provide a property that is safe for habitation. In relation to this there are many questions that need to be considered… Let’s delve a little deeper than...

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Tips for Avoiding Landlord Insurance Pitfalls

Landlord insurance is vital for every property investor. Just like building insurance covers you for the unexpected, landlord insurance also covers you against unexpected loss like rent default and malicious damage. Landlord insurance is vital for every property investor. Just like building insurance covers you for the unexpected, landl...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Safety Tips for Your Investment Property

With a litigation attitude more and more on the rise in our society, tenants are more aware of their rights than ever before. Further, with lawyers now advertising and touting for ‘injury business’ we must ensure that rental properties are as safe as possible. Here are some areas of typical safety concern to help you reduce yo...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What do Prospective Tenants Look For?

Getting a great tenant is the goal of every property investor. But how do you attract a great tenant? There are many things a prospective tenants looks for in a rental property and getting these aspects right when purchasing an investment property increases your chances of getting a great tenant fast! Location Location Location! Yes, lo...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

New Smoke Alarm Regulations

New smoke alarm regulations now apply to all residential tenancy agreements. It is important that you follow these easy steps to ensure your property is compliant. For every room in the property where someone sleeps, there must be a working smoke alarm installed within three meters of the door. This includes rooms which have been conve...

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