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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

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

Healthy homes compliance date – 1 July 2020

28-May-2020 10:55:22 Share this:



From 1 July 2020 landlords must include a statement of their current level of compliance with the healthy homes standards in any new, varied or renewed tenancy agreement.


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Topics: Renting, Rental Property, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Alert Level 2 – Business as usual (almost)

28-May-2020 10:42:06 Share this:



Alert Level 2 has meant the easing of restrictions and a return to business as usual for our property managers, with some changes:


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Topics: New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Is now a good time to invest in a property?

28-May-2020 09:07:09 Share this:



Everyone loves to talk, debate, and most often speculate on the current and future direction of the real estate market, nobody more so than an engaged property investor and never more so than right now!


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Topics: Investment Property, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, property sales, COVID-19

COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act

01-May-2020 13:43:02 Share this:



The Minister of Finance announced on 23rd March 2020 a freeze on rent increases and an extension of no-cause terminations. This has been applied as law through the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act and applied from 26th March 2020.


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Topics: New Zealand, property focus, Property Management Focus, Corona Virus, COVID-19

What does Level 3 mean for Property Management?

01-May-2020 13:37:13 Share this:


The response from New Zealanders to the level 4 restrictions has been tremendous, with most Kiwis doing as instructed and staying home. We have seen lots of people on the news and social media inside their bubbles learning new skills, spending time with their families and making the most of the extra time during lockdown. Our property managers, however, have been busier than ever responding to enquiries and concerns from landlords and tenants, and navigating the COVID-19 Response {Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act passed in March 2020.


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Topics: New Zealand, property focus, Property Management Focus, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Saying thank you: Mother's Day activity book

24-Apr-2020 11:25:52 Share this:

A collection of crafts, cooking and gestures, specially for Mum.


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Topics: Balance, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Kids, Kid friendly activities, Thank you, Celebrate

Working from home: Be careful what you wish for

16-Apr-2020 08:00:49 Share this:

Many of us dream of working from home. Wouldn’t it be great to jump out of bed in your pyjamas to grab a cup of coffee before returning to read your emails? Well, for those of us who have been “living the dream” during lockdown, the reality can be quite different. So how do we adapt and even thrive in this new work environment?


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Topics: Health and Wellbeing, Home Tips, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Working from home

Lockdown is the perfect time to add value to your property

08-Apr-2020 12:56:59 Share this:

Get your property shipshape for the post COVID-19 market. 


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Topics: Add Value To Your Property, Garden Maintenance, Home Maintenance, Home Improvement, Corona Virus, COVID-19