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Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act - It aint no WOF

August 14, 2015
In a previous post we looked at the call for a warrant of fitness for housing – mainly aimed at landlord compliance and raising the standard of living for those in rental accommodation. While the advantages and disadvantages of implementing such a process could be debated till the cows come home, it seems that it wasn’t something that the National government was willing to back in its entirety. Subsequently in the last weeks, government has passed a watered down version of...

5 Reasons Why to Employ First Avenue Property as Your Property Manager

July 13, 2015
We know that you’re too busy to read length articles, so we’ve had to filter through the abundance of reasons why you need First Avenue Property as your Property Manager, and give you the top 5. #1: We know Property Management Of course your saying, “Well, doesn’t every property management firm out there?” Yes and no. Sure they know the tasks that need to be carried out by a property manager, but does that make them a good property manager? We...

Is there a need for a Rental Warrant of Fitness?

June 8, 2015
The concept behind a warrant of fitness for a vehicle has been around since the dawn of time, but is it something that should stretch to cover housing?

Part 4: Offer, Negotiation, Acceptance and Settlement

April 23, 2015
In this last instalment of the guide to buying a house, we’ll look at the process that you will follow around the negotiation period and in having your offer accepted.

Part 3: Things to look for at the Open Home or your second viewing

March 25, 2015
When attending an open home, it is the seller’s opportunity to make the property inviting and a pleasurable experience where the visitor can see themselves living in the space.

Part 2: Making the Open Home work for you

February 20, 2015
In Part 1: Buying a House – the Financial Pinch, we looked at the financial implications and decisions we need to consider when purchasing a (new) home. In this second instalment...

Part 1: Buying a House - the Financial Pinch

January 14, 2015
If you haven’t purchased a house before it can seem extremely daunting! Likened to climbing Mt Everest for some, the difficulty in knowing what we don’t know can just make this decision just that much harder.
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Tenant Insurance: What You Need to Know

September 5, 2014
If you are currently renting or planning to rent in the near future, it’s important that you consider purchasing tenants insurance.

Should I Hire a Property Manager?

August 29, 2014
If you own a property and are considering renting it out, you might consider hiring a property manager to help you achieve your goals. Or perhaps you're wondering if it's time to stop self-managing your property, to give you more free time and flexibility. while increasing revenues. This article will help you understand the benefits of working with a property manager.

Rent heat cools as homes are replaced

August 20, 2014
From the Press today, Melissa Benge Director of First Avenue Property comments... Demand for $1000-plus rental homes in Christchurch is cooling fast and heat is starting to come off the rest of the market too. With homes getting fixed and rebuilt, stock across all rental brackets has more than doubled in 18 months. About 1200 homes are available in the city, up from a low point of 580 early last year, and letting agents report a drop in short-term tenancies. Property...
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