Melissa Benge

Why we Have a Facebook Page

November 6, 2019
These days most businesses have a Facebook page, but it must be said some utilise them much more than others. At First Avenue Property we do our very best to engage with our clients via Facebook in an entertaining and worthwhile fashion.
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Tenants to Pay for Rental Damage Following Law Change

September 2, 2019
In addition to the new insulation standards that came into effect, July 2019 also saw new tenancy legislation passed regarding tenants’ liability for damage caused by careless behaviour.

How the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act Will Affect Private Landlords

August 6, 2019
Landlords should now be fully aware of (and taking swift steps to meet) the insulation-related legislation changes that came into effect on 1 July 2019.

How First Avenue Property Managers help Landlords in Tenancy Tribunal Hearings

July 3, 2019
A property manager well versed in case law can be worth their weight in gold when there’s a disagreement between a landlord and their tenants and they end up in front of the Tenancy Tribunal. Find out why.

Does Christchurch Have Everything Auckland's Missing?

June 6, 2019
Auckland’s traffic headaches, growing population and housing shortage and unaffordability continue to motivate its residents to up sticks and relocate elsewhere in God’s Zone. But where are they all going and why?

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.

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
Filed under Real Estate

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.
Filed under Letting fees
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