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The Pros of Property Management - How Property Managers make life easier for Landlords and Tenants

September 2, 2020
Property management services can make life infinitely easier for both landlords and tenants renting in New Zealand. Let us look at four key pros of property management, focusing on the value and expertise professional property managers bring to the rental industry.

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading

August 7, 2020
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, which seeks to make changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), passed its final reading in Parliament on 5 August and will change the landscape for landlords and tenants.

Do you Know About the Next Healthy Homes Bill Deadline?*

July 28, 2020
Before the Healthy Homes Standards (HHS) come into force on 1 July 2021, there is a more pressing deadline of 1 December 2020 that private landlords need to be proactively working to meet.

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.

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.

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?

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.
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