Author Archive | Hollie Joss

Should You Install a Ventilation System in a Rental Property?

With the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act requiring all rental properties to be warm and dry, many landlords are questioning if they should install a ventilation system in a rental property or not. That’s because the Act mandates that a rental must meet minimum requirements regarding providing heating, ventilation, insulation and drainage. You can read more […]

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Rental Property Renovations: Are They Worth It?

Considering some rental property renovations? Before you spend your hard earned cash, let’s take the time to explore whether you’ll reap the benefits or if you’re better off spending your cash elsewhere. Should I Do Any Rental Property Renovations? As a landlord, you want the maximum return for a minimum cost. It makes sense to […]

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Landlord Access: When Can a Landlord Visit a Rental?

Learn under what reasons a landlord visit may occur, the length of notice required and what to do if landlord access is refused by the tenant. Find out more now. Can a landlord visit their rental property to inspect it, make repairs or perform maintenance? Yes, they can, but adequate notice must be given to […]

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Does a Landlord Have to Provide Heating in a Rental?

Does a landlord need to provide heating in a rental? We find out what the law says and explain what your requirements are in our latest property management article. Keeping warm in winter is often a top priority for tenants. But when it comes to heating in a rental, is it compulsory for landlords to […]

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Auckland’s Real Estate Market Is Slowing Down

What does a slowdown in Auckland’s property market mean for landlords? How much of a slowdown is it and should I be worried? Read this now to find out! Auckland’s real estate market slowdown continues, with a noticeable increase of properties being passed in at auction. While house prices are still rising in the City […]

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Auckland Rents Are Dropping: Here’s the Facts!

Are you left wondering why Auckland rents are falling? We explain what’s happening and potential reasons why. Learn more now. As the property market slows down, Auckland rents are also dropping. Rather than having empty rentals, landlords are moving with the market and lowering their rent around $10-20 per week. Some higher priced rentals are […]

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Should You Worry About Meth Contamination Levels?

Concerned about meth contamination levels in your rental property? We discuss the latest findings on acceptable meth levels in NZ homes. Having been told that any meth contamination levels are bad news, landlords are understandably confused about the Government’s bombshell report. A study undertaken by Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, who is the chief science advisor […]

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Health and Safety Responsibilities for Residential Landlords

If you are unsure of the health and safety responsibilities for residential landlords, you’re not alone. Understanding what you and your property manager need to take care of can prevent you both from huge fines and even legal costs. Learn more now. Yes, there are health and safety responsibilities for residential landlords under the Health […]

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