Rental Property Bylaw Changes

Jul 19, 2019 10:02:21 AM

From 01 July 2019, ceiling and underfloor insulation is compulsory in all New Zealand rental properties, where suitable. In addition to this, landlords have just over two years to ensure rental properties meet the Government's healthy homes standards, the minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties. Here’s what you need to know about insulation requirements and healthy homes standards.

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Topics: Kiwisaver, Rental Property, Rental Market, Home Loan, nz mortgage, NZ Mortgage Adviser, NZ Property Manager, Harcourts Property Manager

Rental Property Renovation: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself First

Feb 20, 2019 7:59:06 AM

Renovating a rental property can be a costly exercise but making improvements to the property can yield a healthy return. To ensure you’re maximizing your investment, it’s important not to overcapitalize, to stick to your budget, and to use durable products and materials. If you are considering renovating your rental property, ask yourself these 3 questions first.

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Topics: Property Investment, Rental Property, Investment Property, Renovations, Home Renovations, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Rental Property Renovations

3 Property Investment Mistakes to Avoid

Feb 19, 2019 1:30:00 PM

It’s no surprise that more and more astute investors are turning to property as a way to grow capital. Like all investments though, buying an investment property takes careful research so you know what you’re getting into and what the pitfalls are to avoid. To help you stay on top of the property investment game, here are 3 common mistakes to avoid.

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Topics: Property Investment, Rental Property, Investment Property, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Buying Traps, Buying a home

Investing in Property in 3 Simple Steps

Feb 19, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Owning an investment property has long been a part of the Kiwi dream. For many first-home buyers, buying a smaller rental property in a cheaper area can be just what they need to get a foot onto the property ladder. For savvy investors, it’s an opportunity to generate wealth. But before you jump in head first into property investment, take a look at these 3 simple steps to get you started.

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Topics: Property Investment, Rental Property, Investment Property, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Buying Traps, Buying a home

Why you should hire a property manager

Apr 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you've ever owned a rental property, you’ll know that it can be financially rewarding. At the same time, you’ll probably also know that owning a rental property requires a great deal of commitment in terms of time and effort. While it makes sense to take care of the day-to-day management of your rental property yourself if you live close by and you have time to spare, in many cases it just isn’t practical. Here are some reasons why you should hire a property manager.


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Topics: Property Management, Rental Property

Meth contamination in privately owned homes

Apr 8, 2016 10:59:45 AM

According to Housing New Zealand 279 of its 68,000 properties nationwide tested positive for methamphetamine contamination in the six months up to end December 2015. And a US-based construction company has released a new range of tiny houses that sell for just $10,500 if you’re able to set it up yourself. Read on to find out more.

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Topics: Rental Property, Inspection