Property Management

Looking beyond the Airbnb glitter

Dramatically higher returns can flow from short term rental accommodation, but experts are warning investors to think about the potential pitfalls before rushing in. More...

Slow growth for Auckland rents – B&T

Average weekly rents in Auckland might be increasing but they are doing so at a moderate pace, according to the city’s largest real estate agency. More...

More clarification needed on tenant damage

Landlord-friendly court ruling in Foxton tenant damage case is a step in the right direction but commentators say greater clarification is needed to resolve the issue. More...

Tenant damage ruling overturned

A controversial Tenancy Tribunal ruling on a case where dog urine ruined a rental property’s carpets has been overturned by the Palmerston North District Court. More...

Rising rent trend nationwide

There’s good news for landlords around the country with the latest Trade Me Property data showing that rents are on the rise in most markets. More...

Subsidy boosts don’t mean rent hikes

Allegations about the behaviour of landlords has led the New Zealand Property Investors Federation to come out swinging. More...

Capital rental market booming

Wellington landlords are sitting pretty as new data reveals that rents in the Capital have increased by nearly 10% in the last year. More...

Promoting warmer, drier rentals

Reminding landlords that they should be providing warmer, drier, safer rental homes is the goal of a new Tenancy Services campaign. More...

Happy rental tidings for landlords

Landlords can end the year happy with news from Trade Me Property that median weekly rents around the country continue to rise. More...

Draft meth standard released

Clarification on the testing and remediation of meth contaminated properties is inching closer with the release of the draft new standard for comment. More...

Green’s rental bill fails

A Green Party bill aiming to strengthen tenant rights and increase the length of tenancies has failed at the first hurdle. More...

Fixed term tenancies most popular

Periodic tenancies have long been the most popular option for rental tenure arrangements, but that has now changed, new Barfoot & Thompson data reveals. More...

Rents on the rise

Auckland landlords saw the city’s first increase in median weekly rents in six months in October, Trade Me Property’s latest rental data reveals. More...

Meth threat still no.1 fear for landlords

Meth contamination tops a new list of landlords’ concerns – and it is uncertainty which is driving their fears as they await completion of the new testing and remediation standard. More...

Meth assumptions shaken by new report

New recommendations on safe meth levels will impact on the habitability levels landlords need to consider in contamination situations, a tenancy expert says. More...

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