Property Management

New meth decontamination levels revealed

It’s been a long time coming but the much anticipated new meth testing and decontamination standard is finally here – and it's good news for landlords. More...

Insulation wake-up call

Insulation grants are being extended to low-income homeowners – which should prompt investors to get in quick before the scheme ends. More...

Northern rents booming - but not for all

Landlords with properties in the Bay of Plenty or Northland should be counting their blessings as new data reveals both those markets are seeing double-digit growth in rents. More...

Reigning in Wellington landlords

Wellington’s tight rental market has led to an array of suggestions on how to deal with bad landlord behaviour - but there are some things that landlords just can’t do. More...

APIA issues sub-let warning

“Slumlord” crackdown could lead to good landlords being forced to refund rent to tenants who covertly sub-let illegal spaces, the Auckland Property Investors Association (APIA) is warning. More...

Rents will rise - Greens

Increasing the Accommodation Supplement could lead to higher rents, Treasury has previously advised, the Green Party says. More...

Tenant damage law change

Landlords could soon have better protection in cases of tenant damage if a new Bill passes into law – but an investor advocate argues it doesn’t go far enough. More...

Auckland rental market under pressure

Vacancy rates in Auckland’s rental market remain low and demand is growing, the city’s biggest rental property manager says. More...

Landlords, get talking to your tenants

Landlords should encourage tenants to tell them of problems with rental properties, the NZPIF says in response to new research showing rental properties are in worse condition than owner-occupied homes. More...

Regional rents heading up

Regional landlords are now benefitting from rising rents in markets around the country, Trade Me Property’s new rental data reveals. More...

Top five tips to protect against meth contamination

A new Tenancy Tribunal ruling on a meth contaminated rental property offers hope to worried landlords, but proactively managing meth risks is best – so here are our top five tips. More...

Landlords on notice - MBIE

Landlords beware: the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s new investigations team has warned that it is cracking down on poor landlord and property management company behaviour. More...

Eagerly awaited meth standard delayed

Meth contamination remains a hot topic but landlords will have to wait longer to find out what the official testing and remediation levels will be set at. More...

First landlord conviction under new tenancy law

Renting out an unlawfully converted garage as a residence has earned a South Auckland landlord a $16,000 penalty from the Tenancy Tribunal. More...

Rent for “typical” NZ house hits all-time high

The median weekly rent for a “typical” New Zealand house hit $500 for the first time ever in February, new Trade Me Property rental data reveals. More...

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