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Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act

26-Feb-2021 08:14:01 Share this:


Fixed-term Tenancies

There has been a lot of media attention on the property management industry as most of the changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 came into effect on 11 February 2021. Unfortunately, as with any change, there has been some misinformation circulating.

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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Property Tips, New Zealand, Tenants, Property Management Focus

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, Property Tips, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Health and Wellbeing, health and safety

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, Property Tips, DIY, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Rental Property Renovations

What does 2021 hold for the property market?

05-Feb-2021 05:30:00 Share this:

2020 was anything but predictable and most of the “experts” who speculated on what the property market would do were left with egg on their faces. In this issue, Bryan Thomson, Managing Director of Harcourts New Zealand, reflects on the year that Covid-19 hit
our shores and the factors driving the property market in 2021.

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Topics: Property Tips, New Zealand, Property, property focus, new zealand property, buying property, NZ Property Market

Should you sell first or buy first?

17-Sep-2019 07:00:00 Share this:

When you’re looking for a new home, one of the first things you need to consider is the order of events – do you sell your existing property before you buy, or after? Here are some factors to consider before taking the plunge.

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Topics: Residential, Property Tips, buying and selling

Yes - you can sell your house in winter

05-May-2017 11:30:00 Share this:

The standard response when you’re thinking about selling your home but are not sure when, is “sell in spring”. And there’s plenty of truth in that as warmer, drier weather and post-winter itchy feet drive potential buyers out to open homes.

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Topics: Residential, Property Tips, New Zealand, Buying Real Estate

Is Your Home Sale-Ready?

11-Mar-2016 13:31:37 Share this:

You’re ready to sell your house, but is your house ready for sale?

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Topics: Selling, Property Tips

Making An Entrance: Upcycling Your Pot Planters

25-Feb-2016 11:02:57 Share this:

Metallic patterned pot plants are everywhere right now and we’ve got an easy way to incorporate this trend in your home - without the big price tag. Beautifying your doorstep can be as easy as grabbing a pot of paint and an old pot planter. With a little DIY know-how, you can add a splash of trend to the entrance of your home, making it instantly more welcoming. Here’s what you’ll need and a step-by-step video to show you how it’s done…

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Topics: Property Tips, DIY, Maintenance

Top 5 Interior Decorating Tips For Winter

23-Jun-2015 02:50:00 Share this:

As we head into the cooler winter months, most of us will be spending more time inside our homes, which makes winter a great time to re-decorate. We’ve compiled some winter interior decorating tips to help make your home more comfortable and appealing this winter.

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Topics: Property Tips

Preparing Your Home For Extreme Weather

11-Jun-2015 20:50:00 Share this:

No one wants to find themselves in a situation where they’re faced with mounting repair bills because of unforseen weather events. It’s true that the weather is unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare your home to cope with the damaging weather that is sometimes thrown our way. Here is what you can do to ensure you are effectively preparing your home for extreme weather.

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Topics: Property Tips