Pets and tenancies. Should you allow pets?

May 24, 2022

There have been numerous articles recently, highlighting the difficulties for tenants to find accommodation when they have pets. Many investors have a firm position of no pets on their property, but there is quite a lot to consider before you make that decision. Is your property suitable for pets? Should consideration be given at either…

Read More

Do longer leases encourage tenants to treat their rental property like their own?

December 7, 2021

31.9 per cent of New Zealand households (1.4 million people) are living in rented homes according to Stats NZ. Rents have risen faster than incomes. Further, more than 40 per cent of renter households now spend over 30 per cent of their income on housing. Before exploring the potential policy changes, a small tweak might…

Read More

What insurance do landlords need?

October 22, 2021

Landlords have had to make a much greater investment in their rental properties over the last few years – including meeting higher standards for insulation, heating and ventilation as required by the reformed Residential Tenancies Act and the Healthy Homes Act. So now more than ever it’s important to ensure your investment is protected, and…

Read More