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  • Rental Increases…

    how often, how much & when? We recently took over a property from a DIY Landlord and increased the rent $80.00 (20.0%) from $400.00 to $480.00 per week. These situations, which are not uncommon, but always concern us as they highlight two important property management principles: 1) Rent increases: The property … Read more

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  • Rental Conditions

    Rents are remaining static as house prices escalate throughout great Auckland leaving investors in the lurch. Although some parts of the city are experiencing greater demand, low wages and relatively low inflation are lightening the pockets of potential tenants. Many investors are venturing out of Auckland to smaller towns across … Read more

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  • Landlord Insurance

    Many standard insurance policies do not cover the risks often associated with rental properties. Such as Intentional Damage including unlawful substances or theft by tenants and their guests. However, REAL Landlord Insurance NZ Ltd’s Landlord Preferred Policy is specifically designed for residential investment owners providing extensive cover for your investment … Read more

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  • Landlord Tip

    Online tenant checking is a vital part of tenant selection. It allows you to obtain information which is quite separate from the information offered via the Tenancy Application. Obviously a TINZ check allows you the ability to search 6 relevant databases simultaneously. Also you may find information by checking your … Read more

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  • Capital Gain or Rental Return – How about both!

    Many people get confused about the difference between a property investor or a property speculator. It is critical you understand exactly what you are when buying a property as the answer to this question will often determine the type of property best suited to your needs. Long Term Property Investors … Read more

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  • Smoke Alarms

    In our opinion, it is only a matter of time before smoke alarms become mandatory in residential rental properties. Over the last few weeks there have been renewed calls for a full Warrant of Fitness Scheme for residential rentals. While we believe that would be going a bit far, we … Read more

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  • Bond Extend

    Bond Extend is a new product offered by Tenancy Practice Services (TPS). Bond Extend will purchase a debt stated on a Tenancy Tribunal order and landlords will be paid out the amount stated on that order. It gives landlords the ability to sell a tenancy debt arising from the Tenancy … Read more

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  • Keep children safe in all households

    January 15th 2015 All the landlords we represent will totally agree with the need to keep children injury-free” said Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF), “but we question the fact that only one group of accommodation providers has been singled out for specific … Read more

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