Property Management

Rental WoF schemes spread

A Christchurch company has just launched New Zealand’s first commercial warrant of fitness (WoF) service for property owners – yet Wellington’s scheme is struggling. More...

Upping the tenant screening ante

Vigilance when assessing potential tenants is critical but doing the necessary checking has just got easier for landlords with the arrival of a tenant scoring system. More...

Healthy Homes now law

Rental properties will now be legally required to meet minimum standards after the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill passed its third reading in Parliament tonight. More...

Super City rents up, supply down

Auckland rental property owners are sitting pretty with average rents up and a growing shortage of rental supply on the market. More...

Rental prices could spike

New Zealand rents continue to stagnate but they could be set to rise under the new government, according to Trade Me Property. More...

What tenants really want

The drive for healthy rental homes has put tenant needs into the spotlight but now a new survey has exposed what Auckland renters look for in a property. More...

Landlords urged to get onto insulation

There is growing pressure on landlords to start insulating their properties following a new survey which indicates around 170,000 rental properties still require proper insulation. More...

Making meth testing easier

Concerns about the costs of meth testing rental properties could be alleviated by a DIY plan being suggested by landlord advocates. More...

Rents surge for urban living options

Changing mindsets mean apartment, townhouse and unit rents have skyrocketed by 6.3% year-on-year to a record median weekly high of $420, new Trade Me Property data shows. More...

Bonds failure costs landlord nearly $40k

Landlords are being warned not to overlook lodging bonds as a new Tenancy Tribunal ruling shows that failure to do so can cost tens of thousands. More...

No winners from tenancy law tinkering

Abolishing “no cause” tenancy terminations, as the Labour Party has proposed, would be a retrograde step which is not necessary to protect tenants, one tenancy expert warns. More...

Tribunal refund decision anti-landlord

A recent Tenancy Tribunal decision which made a Dunedin landlord refund $10,000 to a former tenant on a legal technicality has been described as landlord bashing and unfair. More...

Labour plans could force out landlords

Labour’s newly announced rental market plans could scare existing landlords out of the market and will lead to increased costs for tenants, industry experts say. More...

Be careful what you ask for

Discriminatory Airbnb ad is a timely reminder that landlords need to be careful with their wording when advertising their rental properties. More...

Roll out renters’ education course - NZPIF

A Hawkes Bay programme which aims to ensure that novice tenants are “ready to rent” has won the backing of landlord advocates. More...

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