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Healthy Homes Standards Heating Up

26-Feb-2021 07:26:09 Share this:

Did you know that the Housing Improvement Regulations Act 1947 states that: ‘Every living room must be fitted with a fireplace and chimney or other approved form of heating?’

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Topics: Property Management, Health and Wellbeing

Healthy Homes Deadline

26-Jan-2021 11:00:00 Share this:

The 1 July 2021 deadline is now only a few months away. This is the date that residential rental properties must comply with the Healthy Homes Standards, within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy.

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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Health and Wellbeing

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, Health and Wellbeing

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, Health and Wellbeing, legislation

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: Rural & Lifestyle Properties, Residential, home improvements, Home Maintenance, Health and Wellbeing, COVID-19, Working from home

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, COVID-19, Working from home

Keep motivated with virtual fitness

07-Apr-2020 13:18:52 Share this:

Five free ways to keep body and mind healthy.

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Topics: Family, Health and Wellbeing, COVID-19, Motivation, Fitness

Happy mind, happy life

28-Mar-2020 12:55:10 Share this:

Top tips for your mind’s health and well-being.

We humans are social beings, and as more and more of us face the prospects of physical distancing or quarantine we need to ensure we remain healthy and happy.

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Topics: Health and Wellbeing, COVID-19, Working from home, Active lifestyle

Low rates, physical distancing and your finances

27-Mar-2020 12:55:52 Share this:

A combination of low interest rates and the financial pressure on homeowners, investors and tenants, gives rise to the opportunity to review your financial position and take control of your situation. Here are 3 areas our partners at Mortgage Express can help you at this time.

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Topics: Finance, Mortgage Advisers, Mortgage Express, Health and Wellbeing, Home Loan Advice, Investment Finance, Mortgage Advice, mortgage review, Refinance, COVID-19

Global Asbestos Awareness Week:  Home Safety When Buying and Renovating

06-Apr-2018 11:12:44 Share this:

Did you know ... The first week of April isGlobal Asbestos Awareness Week, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the deadly toxin and preventing future asbestos-related illnesses from occurring.

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Topics: Home Maintenance, Health and Wellbeing