How to Reduce Your Rental Property Maintenance Costs

Every landlord wants to reduce their rental property maintenance costs. But for most, this remains a dream, with their rentals costing them far more money to repair and maintain than they planned. However, it is possible with some careful planning (and yes, by spending money), to reduce your rental property maintenance costs over the lifetime […]

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Can Having a Rental Property Fund Your Retirement?

    Will having a single rental property fund your retirement? Or will you need multiple rentals? Is it worth releasing the equity on your family home to purchase a rental, whose income you can rely upon during retirement? Or should you stick to putting your cash into KiwiSaver or another retirement fund? We’re not […]

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5 Things Productive & Successful Landlords Do Well

Ever wondered what successful landlords do differently from the rest of us? We share five key things they do, to help you become the productive landlord you want to be! Take a read now. Successful landlords do more than simply rent out their property. There’s a special set of skills, experience and knowledge they must […]

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Should You Have an Eco-Friendly Rental?

  Wondering if having an eco-friendly rental is the way forward? We explain why you should consider having an environmentally friendly rental and how you can easily achieve one. Eco-friendly and rental are not words often put together, but in today’s rental market, an eco-friendly rental is hot property! It’s not only home owners desiring […]

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Ways of Managing LVR Restrictions for Investors

As a property investor, finding ways to work with the current LVR restrictions to grow your portfolio is important. We share some tips on how you can do that, including in the Auckland property market. LVR restrictions or loan to valuation restrictions have been put in place by the Reserve Bank to limit the amount […]

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Keeping your Rental Property Pest Free

Does your rental have a pest problem? We share the importance of having a pest free rental, plus five ways you and your tenant can achieve this. Find out more now. Keeping a pest-free rental property is usually pretty simple. At the beginning of the tenancy, it is your responsibility to ensure it is pest […]

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What Does a Property Inspection Involve?

    Find out what you should be looking for as a landlord during a property inspection of your rental, and help keep it in tip top condition to protect your investment. Unless using a property manager, landlords have the responsibility of performing a regular property inspection of their rental. While it’s not compulsory, a […]

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Explaining NZ’s Letting Fees Ban

  On the 12th December 2018, a letting fees ban will be implemented by the NZ government. This has made it illegal to charge letting fees to tenants or to recoup the fee in any other way from a tenant. While the line from the government is all about how it will save tenants up […]

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