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Making Minor Changes to the Property

26-Feb-2021 07:09:39 Share this:



This change to the Residential Tenancies Act provides clarity on what a minor change is and sets the process for a tenant requesting a minor change, a landlord consenting to the request, and reinstatement at the end of the tenancy.


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Topics: Property Management, Home Maintenance, Home Renovations

Going Green

14-Dec-2020 12:56:58 Share this:

 

Whether you’re staging your home or not, house plants are a wonderful way to transform the rooms of your home. Adding greenery not only injects colour and structure into a space, it also creates a sense of relaxation and boosts mood. Plants can even reduce noise levels and improve air quality, so with all that going for them, what’s holding you back?


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Topics: Decoration, Home Maintenance, Home Decor & Furnishing

Want to keep the “staged look” until the house is sold?

14-Dec-2020 12:52:22 Share this:

 

Home staging is all about selling the feeling of a home to prospective buyers, but living in a staged home can be a little inconvenient. Here are some steps you can take to make your life easier during the selling process.


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Topics: Home Maintenance, Home Decor & Furnishing, Lifestyle Finance

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

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, Home Maintenance, compliance

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: Home Maintenance, Home Improvement, COVID-19

How to add value in the kitchen without breaking the bank

31-May-2019 13:21:03 Share this:

If you’re planning on selling your home, the kitchen is a great place to start to add value. The kitchen is one of those spaces that can make or break the sale for many buyers, but before you make the decision to totally gut your kitchen and start again, here are some tips on how to get the best out of your existing kitchen without breaking the bank.


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Topics: Residential, Selling, Advice, Home Maintenance, Home Renovations

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

Light up the night

28-Feb-2018 12:04:27 Share this:

It’s often Christmas time when thoughts turn to lighting up your home exterior – and then it’s all about creating a bold festive focus. But, if, say a visit to the Auckland Lantern Festival, has you inspired to light up your landscape in a more permanent way that’s really going to show your property off while maybe making it safer, here are a few things to think about:


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Topics: Auckland, Outdoor, Home Maintenance

Enjoy the darker side

19-Feb-2018 12:14:44 Share this:

It's all too easy to associate dark colours with negative connotations and a general sense of doom, but don't be too hasty, say the team at Resene.


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Topics: Residential, Home Maintenance