Property management

Winter Rental Property Maintenance

June 9, 2021
The arrival of winter often highlights all the home maintenance jobs you didn’t manage to get to before the rain came — painting, restaining a deck, cleaning gutters or servicing your heating source. And if the house in question is a rental property you own, you may be the last to learn the work is needed.

Christchurch Rental Market Hot in January 2021

February 19, 2021
January 2021 was a busy month for the Christchurch rental property market and the First Avenue Property team. We thought we’d share some of the data and activity we’ve seen to help you put 2020 to bed and keep looking forward. 

How to present a rental property for viewings

January 11, 2021
Attracting good tenants and retaining them in your rental property is key to maximising the ROI on an investment property, so today we’re looking at how best to prepare vacant rental properties for viewing between tenancies.

Are You Aware of The Healthy Homes Assessment Deadline of 1 December 2020?

October 9, 2020
The deadline by which landlords must provide a Healthy Homes Standards compliance statement was moved from 1 July 2020 to 1 December 2020 in response to COVID-19 events.

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.

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.

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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