Property Management

Applying for a tenancy like applying for a job

Credit checks should only be conducted after someone becomes the preferred candidate for a tenancy - not in the early stage of the application process, according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

More...

No extensions for insulation compliance

There will be no extensions for landlords who don’t comply with the 2016 insulation requirements, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment is warning.

More...

Credit check ban unreasonable

Preventing landlords from running credit checks on prospective tenants - as mandated by new privacy guidelines - is not reasonable, tenancy experts say.

More...

What landlords can't ask tenants

Think you know what you can ask a prospective tenant? It might pay to check out the Privacy Commissioner’s new guidelines to see if what you are asking really is acceptable.

More...

Warning: insulation deadline looming

Landlords take note: there’s only 40 days left to insulate rental properties before a $4,000 fine from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) comes into play.

More...

Standards set to cost

Nearly 60% of Auckland property investors believe they will have to spend money to be compliant with the new Healthy Homes minimum standards, according to new Crockers research.

More...

It’s the law: Healthy Homes standards

The Government’s Healthy Homes minimum standards will be law from 1 July 2019 – even though their final form won’t be released until later this week.

More...

Beware unauthorised trades work

Property owners are being warned not to fall into the trap of using unlicensed people to conduct plumbing work on renovation projects.

More...

Tardy repairs earn $2000 fine

Slow action on a leaky roof has earned a property management company and an absentee landlord a fine and a reprimand from the Tenancy Tribunal.

More...

High demand makes for rent rises

Strong demand for rental properties nationwide means Trade Me Property’s latest data shows year-on-year rent rises in every region.

More...

Super City rental market star

Two-bedroom rental properties are the clear best performer across the Auckland market, new Barfoot & Thompson rental data reveals.

More...

Yields creeping upwards

After many years in the wilderness, yields on rental properties are picking up – which should appeal to those trying to adapt to the changing property investment landscape.

More...

Treat rental properties as a business

The need for landlords to treat their rental properties as a business is highlighted by three new Tenancy Tribunal rulings.

More...

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.

More...

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.

More...

Site by PHP Developer