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Property Management Code of Conduct and licensing regime welcomed

26-Nov-2020 12:45:42 Share this:

Property managers play a powerful role in the housing of over 600,000 New Zealanders, including 43% of all children and those vulnerable to housing insecurity.


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Topics: Industry Update, Property Management, New Zealand, Housing Market, Property Management Focus, Property Manager

Privacy Act 2020

26-Nov-2020 12:36:46 Share this:

 

On 1 December 2020, the new Privacy Act 2020 will come into effect. The Act introduces a number of new privacy protections for individuals and obligations for businesses and organisations.


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Topics: Property Management, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Property Manager

Strategies for heating open plan areas

28-Oct-2020 11:00:00 Share this:

 

In New Zealand, we love open plan living which eliminates barriers such as walls and doors that traditionally separated distinct functional areas. The flow that open plan living provides is well espoused by real estate agents as a highly sought-after feature of a property, unless you are trying to comply with the healthy homes heating standard.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, health and safety, Advice for Landlords

Low-value asset threshold for depreciation

28-Oct-2020 07:05:14 Share this:

 

The Government passed legislation in March 2020 that temporarily increased the low-value asset threshold for depreciation from $500 to $5,000.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, legislation, health and safety, Advice for Landlords

Auctions are go!

29-Sep-2020 11:32:31 Share this:

 

It’s rare to hear of thriving areas of industry during these unprecedented times we are in, yet Harcourts auctions across most of the country are smashing records.


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Topics: Auctions, New Zealand, Auction Results, property focus, Buying at auction

How Covid-19 is changing what we need and want from our homes

29-Sep-2020 11:31:53 Share this:

 

During this year’s lockdown, as our homes became ‘our castles’, many of us started to pay more attention to our surroundings.


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Topics: Residential, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Add Value To Your Property, property focus, home improvements, Health and Wellbeing, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Working from home

Healthy homes standards assessments and making a plan

28-Sep-2020 12:07:07 Share this:

Did you know that if you have not had your rental property assessed for its current level of compliance with the healthy homes standards and it becomes vacant, you will not be able to re-tenant the property until you do? That will be the case from 1 December 2020.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Landlords, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Advice for Landlords