Property Management

Failure to provide heating costs

Landlords must provide an approved form of heating in their rental properties – and ensuring there are working power points is no longer enough. More...

Proof rent can be paid crucial

Rent arrears are a big problem so landlords need to know their tenants can pay the rent - but that doesn’t mean viewing their bank statements is necessary. More...

Slow rise for Auckland rents

Auckland rents are rising at the slowest pace in years, according to Barfoot & Thompson’s latest quarterly rental market update. More...

Rate hike challenge looming

Holiday accommodation providers hit by Auckland Council’s new targeted rates system might be taking their opposition to the scheme to court. More...

Bed tax diminishes value of Airbnb rentals

Auckland Council’s new targeted rate will hit the value of investment properties being used as short-terms rentals on platforms like Airbnb or Bookabach, one industry insider warns. More...

Tenant turnover trending down

Tenants are staying put for longer and that means the rental market has got significantly tighter, according to a new report. More...

Record winter rent growth

Rents are climbing at an unseasonal rate this winter and that’s being driven by regional and suburban growth, the latest Trade Me Property data shows. More...

No insulation grants for landlords

The Government has just launched its new insulation funding scheme but it is now confirmed that the grants are only for lower income home owners and won’t be available to landlords. More...

Rental “fix” plan not realistic

Renters United’s new plan on how to “fix renting” in New Zealand is out of touch with reality and would only exacerbate the rental housing shortage, landlords say. More...

Tribunal sticks to existing meth standard

Hopes of a change in the Tenancy Tribunal’s approach to meth contamination seem misplaced, with the release of its first post-Gluckman report orders on meth cases. More...

New alliance to up property manager standards

The need to raise the property management industry’s game has prompted the Independent Property Managers Association (IPMA) to forge a new relationship with the Property Institute. More...

Short term rental industry thriving

Increased costs are now facing many Airbnb hosts around the country – but those hosts are not going anywhere as the industry grows in size and professionalism. More...

Queenstown tops NZ rent ranks

Queenstown landlords are sitting pretty this year as median weekly rents in the area soar and tenants stay put, according to new rental data. More...

Tax changes would slash house prices

A capital gains tax would reduce house prices by 10.9% while taxing property investors on a deemed rate of return would cut them by 19.5%, Westpac estimates. More...

Tackling meth uncertainty

The Government should run a public education campaign to address lingering misperceptions about meth contamination in the wake of the Gluckman report, an investor advocate says. More...

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