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Updated Privacy Laws and what that means for Landlords and Property Managers

There has been an update of the Privacy Laws and compliance monitoring program by the Office of Privacy Commission. It is intended to…

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

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…

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What insurance do landlords need?

Landlords have had to make a much greater investment in their rental properties over the last few years – including meeting higher standards…

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Spring cleaning a rental property – who is responsible?

New Zealand suffers a considerable mould problem in housing, in particular in Auckland due to its humidity. In this article, we’ll go through…

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10 keys to great property management

Just purchased a new investment property? Now is the time to find the right property manager! Other than owning your own home, when…

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Tips to boost your wellbeing in Covid times

Self-care is important when you’re social distancing and staying at home. These tips are to get you thinking about what will help your…

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Can renovations considerably increase the rent?

Step one:  Conducting a property review There are three types of renovations on a rental:  what needs to be done; what would be…

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5-step guide to a great tenant changeover

When you own a rental property, the dream is to have stable long-term tenants who will happily stay for as long as you…

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Should I sell my investment property or hold onto it?

There is a saying that goes “the safest place for ships is in the harbour, but that is not what they were built…

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Point Property Management’s Response to COVID 19

Once again, we are living in uncertain times, with the Covid-19 Delta variant now in our community.  We are fortunate enough to live…

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Residential Tenancy Act Amendments – you as the owner, should be aware of

11th February 2021 a number of new legislative requirements came in for all new tenancies and periodic tenancies. Some parties believe that the changes are onerous on Landlords, but…

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The second stage of the Healthy Homes August 2021

The second stage of the Healthy Homes deadline came into force on 1 July 2021, which means all new or renewed tenancies after this date must comply with the standards within 90…

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Call for Property Management Regulation

“Regulation would give our industry greater respect – for our property managers, property owners and our tenants”.  Pressure is being put on the…

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Commercial Property: Client Case Study

How We Secured This Property: We first heard of this property in Hastings through an agent in our network around September last year.…

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The Housing Package: Keep calm and act like a camel….

The NZ Government has decided they would rather pass a housing package through the eye of a loophole than confront the obvious supply side constraints…

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