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Healthy Homes Standards - What you need to know

07-May-2019 06:38:27 Share this:

There is some trepidation amongst private sector landlords at the prospect of meeting the new healthy homes standards for rental homes that have been set by our Government. However, we must not lose sight of why these minimum standards have been created and what they will ultimately achieve.


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Topics: Property Management

What Expenses Can You Claim as a Rental Property Owner

06-May-2019 12:39:11 Share this:

With the 2018/2019 financial year now over, it‘s necessary to ensure that you are claiming the correct returns before the tax window closes on 7th July. Any expenses that you claim must  only relate to the costs that you incur when generating the rental income and not include any private expenses.


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Topics: Property Management

Insure your investment

05-May-2017 07:22:07 Share this:

One aspect of owning a rental property that’s too often overlooked by owners is the need for landlord insurance.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Renting, New Zealand

Landlord's guide: Choosing good tenants for your investment property

01-Jun-2015 20:03:00 Share this:

No one wants to find themselves in a situation where they are caught with problem tenants. The trick to making sure that never happens, is to vet tenants well in the first instance, so you're not setting yourself up for any surprises.


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Topics: Property Management, Property Investment, Investment Property

Landlords - Your Obligations When It Comes To Smoke Alarms

03-Dec-2014 22:22:00 Share this:

Each year the New Zealand Fire Service attends around 3,500 house fires and at 80% of these smoke alarms were not installed or were not working.

The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 does not have specific sections requiring landlords to provide smoke alarms, however all properties must comply with the Building Act 2004.


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Topics: Property Management, Property Investment, Investment Property