Melissa Benge

What First Avenue Property Have Learned From COVID-19

July 3, 2020
In recent months we have had to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions on the fly along with the rest of the country. While we’re still subject to certain requirements in Level 1, we’ve actually adapted some of our Level 4, 3 and 2 learnings to improve the ongoing services we provide landlords and residential tenants.

How to get your bond back at the end of your tenancy

May 14, 2020
Getting your bond back at the end of a rental property tenancy is an important part of moving to a new house. Some tenants depend on their money being refunded in full to help them cover moving costs, while some overlook this vital step when ending their tenancy because they’re unsure how to apply for a bond refund.

6 Ways Renting in New Zealand Has Changed Since the '80s

March 3, 2020
New Zealand’s renting industry has changed dramatically over the last 40 years. Let’s look at six ways the industry has changed since the 1980s.

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.
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