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What do Property Managers actually do?

May 10, 2019
This month we're pointing out some of the unseen (and commonly unpaid) tasks Property Managers carry out in order to serve both rental property owners and their tenants.

How the Earthquakes Affected Christchurch Real Estate Listings

April 4, 2019
In today’s blog, eight years on from the tragic Christchurch earthquakes, we’re going to look at how the events have altered pockets of Christchurch real estate for the better.

Can Chlorine Damage Your Hot Water Cylinder?

March 1, 2019
With the recent chlorination of Christchurch’s water supply, we’ve seen a directly correlated increase in the failing of hot water cylinders in the properties we manage. We thought we’d give you the lowdown on the chlorination issue as a whole, and let you know what signs to look out for to ensure your cylinder isn’t on the blink.

Quick Tips for Starting or Ending a Tenancy

February 1, 2019
If you are new to renting, about to sign a new tenancy agreement or wondering what you need to do as you end a tenancy; there are lots of helpful tips available on the Tenancy Services website to aid you. Here, we offer a quick run-down with links to resources that will answer any questions you have.

New Legislation for Buying Property in New Zealand

January 11, 2019
To start the new year off we wanted to let you know about two new pieces of legislation that affect all property purchases made in New Zealand
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Letting Fees Ban Transforms Cost into 'Owner Letting Fees'

December 4, 2018
The recent review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 resulted in the Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Act being passed and as of 12 December 2018 we can no longer charge a letting fee to tenants.
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12 Top Tips for Moving House

November 1, 2018
Moving house is an inevitable part of our lives and can be very stressful without a little planning.  There is a lot to consider, whether you’re moving across town, to a new town/city or even to a new country and each will require a different plan of attack.

The Lowdown on Letting Fees

October 3, 2018
You may be privy to the government’s recent decision to undertake a broad review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 with the key goal of improving tenant security and stability while protecting landlords’ interests. While the review is currently in the consultative phase, the introduction of a bill to prohibit the charging of letting fees has been brought forward and is currently before parliament. We thought this was a prime opportunity to answer a few FAQs on just exactly what a...
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REINZ Calls for Regulation of Property Management Industry

September 10, 2018
Recent news of property managers vetting prospective tenants’ bank statements has REINZ calling for industry regulation that offers clarity and transparency for renters, landlords and property managers. Conduct of Property Managers under microscope Around a third of Kiwis are now renting, making the rental market a pressure cooker for all parties involved. The result is property managers and landlords taking extra measures to ensure candidate tenants are capable of paying the rent. A social services select committee hearing submissions on the...
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