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New Zealand wine industry goes from strength to strength

31-Aug-2020 10:17:17 Share this:

The burgeoning wine industry in New Zealand attracts a lot of interest, with many people acquiring property either for serious production purposes or a combination of production and lifestyle.


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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Rural market, Lifestyle and Rural Property Focus, Lifestyle and rural property

To auction or not auction, that is the question

31-Aug-2020 10:16:56 Share this:

Why go to auction? As one Hawke’s Bay vendor recently discovered, going to auction was exactly what was required to get the result they were looking for, and quickly.


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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Auction, Rural market, Lifestyle and Rural Property Focus, Lifestyle and rural property, hawkes bay

RTA Amendment Bill Passed

28-Aug-2020 13:34:06 Share this:

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (RTA) has been passed into law with most changes coming into effect six months after receiving the Royal Assent on 11th August 2020.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Tenants, Property Management Focus, harcourts new zealand

Harcourts Property Management COVID-19 Response

28-Aug-2020 13:21:37 Share this:

COVID-19 has returned to New Zealand, and whilst this is disappointing, your Harcourts property manager is prepared for any challenges that the various alert levels create.


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Topics: Property Management, Property Management Focus, harcourts new zealand, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Lockdown 2020

2020 – when change is our only constant

30-Jul-2020 16:18:55 Share this:

The period leading up to making a decision regarding buying or selling property is always a time flooded with competing and conflicting information and opinions being promoted by seemingly qualified individuals and outlets. Who is right and who is wrong and who do we believe, are questions we all ask.


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Topics: property focus, Buying selling real estate, COVID-19

How to make serious savings on foreign exchange when buying or selling property

30-Jul-2020 16:18:35 Share this:

COVID-19 has seen a record number of New Zealanders looking to return home and a big increase in overseas enquiries from those interested in owning a slice of Aotearoa. But moving countries can be stressful at the best of times, so how do you minimise the stress, complexity and cost?


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Topics: property focus, saving tips, foreign exchange, COVID-19, TorFX

Blocking open fireplaces and understanding definitions

30-Jul-2020 11:43:16 Share this:

The healthy homes draught stopping standard states that any unreasonable gaps or holes in walls, ceilings, windows, floors and doors that are not necessary must be blocked. So, what is meant by unreasonable?


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Topics: Property Management, Tenants, Property Management Focus

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill reaches second reading

30-Jul-2020 11:42:17 Share this:

The Social Services and Community Committee (Select Committee) reported back to Parliament with their recommendations on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Tenants, Property Management Focus

Healthy Homes Compliance Statements – DIY or Professional Report?

30-Jun-2020 07:48:14 Share this:

The deadline for the Healthy Homes Compliance Statement has been extended to 1 December, but even with the extension, landlords must continue to collect the information required with urgency in order to complete the compliance statement for all rental properties and make a plan to meet the standards.


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Topics: Property Management, DIY, Property Management Focus, compliance

REINZ succeeds in campaigning for Healthy Homes deadline extension

30-Jun-2020 07:45:12 Share this:

After months of lobbying the Associate Minister and officials for an extension to the 1 July Healthy Homes deadline, we are delighted to advise that REINZ has been successful in their campaign and the Minister has confirmed that the Compliance Statement deadline has been pushed out until 1 December 2020.


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Topics: Property Management, REINZ, Property Management Focus