Property Management

NZPIF opposes Wellington rental WOF

Wellington City Council has announced it will be introducing a voluntary Warrant of Fitness (WOF) scheme for rental properties but landlord advocates don’t support the scheme. More...

Dark clouds on landlords’ horizon?

The Opportunities Party’s tenancy policy plays into the prevailing anti-landlord atmosphere but prominent investors say it is not an imminent threat – compared to others. More...

Upswing in Auckland rental yields

Good news for Auckland landlords as a new Barfoot & Thompson report shows the city’s average rental yield has risen for the first time in three years. More...

TOP tenancy policy ignores rental realities

Gareth Morgan’s Opportunities Party (TOP) wants to make it very difficult to evict tenants – but that could have a detrimental effect on the market, landlord advocates warn. More...

Insulation, heating improvement needed

Cold, damp, mouldy houses are a high profile concern and a new report shows that the problem comes down to inadequate insulation and use of heating. More...

How to stay safe

Personal safety issues should be at the forefront of landlords’ minds, property management experts warn in the wake of this week’s fatal Northland shootings. More...

Minimum standards for insulation and heating a step closer

National claims Labour's Healthy Homes Bill would push back the deadline for property investors to insulate their rentals. More...

Healthy homes debate fires up

Warm, dry, healthy homes are a trending topic and, with Labour’s Healthy Homes Bill awaiting its second reading in Parliament this week, the debate is heating up further. More...

Political support for longer term leases

Longer term tenancies are on the rise and both National and Labour think this is a good thing for both landlords and tenants. More...

RTA amendments over first hurdle

Law changes on the tenant damage liability and meth contamination front are moving closer with the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) passing its first reading in Parliament. More...

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...

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