Property Management

Time to tackle asbestos

Landlords take note - new workplace health and safety asbestos regulations that came into effect earlier this month apply to both commercial and residential property owners. More...

Rent rise no surprise

Ease conditions for landlords or rents will keep rising, an investor advocate is warning as new data reveals major rent increases nationwide. More...

Time to talk tax

Investors worried about what the tax future might hold for them are being urged to share their thoughts with the government’s Tax Working Group. More...

Don’t neglect tenant safety

Landlords must take their responsibilities for tenant safety seriously or they could face thousands of dollars in fines – as a new Tenancy Tribunal decision shows. More...

Landlords top property managers for tenants

Tenants who deal with their landlord directly tend to be happier with the service than those who deal with property managers, Consumer NZ has revealed. More...

No more negative gearing

The end of negative gearing is nigh as the Government launches its proposal on changing the rules around the ring-fencing of rental losses. More...

Rethink letting fees ban

Don’t ban letting fees – instead the option to have a fee should remain and whoever gets the benefit from it should pay for it, investor advocates suggest. More...

Rents soar in the Super City

Auckland landlords saw median rents across the region buck the national trend and rise in February, new Trade Me Property data reveals. More...

Letting fees to go

Government moves to ban letting fees may not benefit tenants as much as they think, industry experts say. More...

Rents on the rise

Wellington rents are now on a par with Auckland rents – for the first time ever – as the city’s rental market continues to struggle with its accommodation shortage. More...

Reassessing Capital rental squeeze

Wellington’s rental accommodation shortage is real but experts are questioning claims about its uniqueness and severity. More...

No go for rent controls

Changes to tenancy law which aim to boost tenants’ rights are on the way – but landlord advocates are relieved to find rent controls won’t be among them. More...

Landlords: don’t overlook smoke alarms

Failure to install smoke alarms in his “ramshackle” rental property has left an Auckland landlord with a $2000 fine – and MBIE warning landlords not to overlook their obligations. More...

Reckless damage by tenants not intentional

Extensive cigarette damage to the carpets of a rental property, which had a ban on smoking in the tenancy agreement, qualifies as accidental damage by the tenants, the High Court has ruled. More...

Reducing pet rental risks

Taking a pet-friendly approach to rental property can deliver significant benefits to landlords - if done properly, according to one property management company. More...

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