Property Management

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...

Healthy homes in everyone’s interest - APIA

Landlords are not as threatened by the advent of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act as has previously been suggested, a new survey suggests. More...

Opening rental doors to pets

Most rental properties don’t allow pets but change could be in the air following government confirmation of a new, more lenient pet policy for Housing NZ tenants. More...

Rents shoot up due to limited stock

Median rents around the country have skyrocketed due to the significant shortages in rental stock in many regions. More...

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...

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