Property Management

Boom time in student rental market

Landlords who are active in the student rental market are reaping the benefits as the academic year kicks off, according to Trade Me Property.

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Cost of standards will hit tenants

Parts of the Government’s new Healthy Homes minimum standards are not cost-effective and that will impact on tenants, according to investor advocates.

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Revealed: Healthy Homes minimum standards

The Government’s minimum standards to make rental properties healthier for tenants have finally been released – but landlords will have five years to comply with them.

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Tribunal rules for landlord in damage case

Damage done to a Porirua rental property by a dozen dogs was intentional and that means the tenants have to pay, the Tenancy Tribunal has found.

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Wellington rents highest in NZ

There’s been a changing of the guard in the rent stakes with Wellington overtaking Auckland as the city with the highest rents in the country.

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Slow Auckland rent growth unlikely to go on

Auckland is seeing the slowest rate of rent increases in years, the city’s biggest property manager has revealed – but don’t expect it to continue.

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Landlords urged to act on insulation

Warnings that landlords need to step up and ensure their rental properties meet insulation requirements are coming thick and fast as the year ends.

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Monitoring rental home quality

Landlords concerned about whether or not their rental properties qualify as “healthy homes” can now look to new high-tech monitoring tool for help.

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Healthy Homes benefits overstated - economist

Claims made about the benefits of ensuring New Zealand’s rental properties meet the Government’s Healthy Homes minimum standards are exaggerated, according to a new report.

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Static Auckland rents suggest underlying problem

Overcrowding could be the real reason that Auckland rents haven’t budged for months while Wellington rents have rocketed up to match those in the SuperCity.

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Wellington rents riding high

Rents are on the rise in markets around the country – but it is Wellington’s rental market which is running red hot, new Trade Me Property data shows.

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Fierce opposition to tenancy proposals

Nearly 100% of landlords who completed a simplified tenancy law reform submission form believe it should be possible to buy and sell properties without sitting tenants.

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Landlords to bear letting fee costs

Growing numbers of property managers are announcing that they will be replacing letting fees with new charges for landlords.

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Auckland yields improving

There has been a slight rebound in rental returns for Auckland landlords – but it’s not due to a rapid rise in rents.

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Tight supply means rent rises

A further decline in available rental properties leads Trade Me Property to warn tenants there are “ominous signs” that rent rises are on the horizon.

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