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Tenant reno arrangements

Emma asks:

I am looking to start renovation of a dated property.

This will involve a complete renovation of the kitchen (possibly removing a structural wall). It may also involve renovation of the laundry and bathrooms. Realistically the house will not be liveable during this time. I have existing tenants who are very good and I do not want them moving out.

What are my responsibilities/obligations to them while the house is being renovated - eg: do I have to pay for there accommodation elsewhere or do they not pay rent during this time?

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Property management 101

John asks:

We are Auckland based and have an offer in on our first investment property on the Kapiti coast. What good advice can you give us in terms of our preparing for our first rental property - e.g: legal stuff, finding tenants asap after settlement, property management? Property manager/self management pros/cons?

Also, I believe water rates are included in owners rates rather than billed to the tenant - should we allow in the rent? What about excessive water usage?



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Clarifying communication lines

Katrena asks:

I am renting a new property and I have met both the property manager and the owner. The owner has been in contact with me via text message, but I do not want to communicate with her. I would rather have all communication go through the property manager. Is it reasonable for me to request that the owner not contact me directly?

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