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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

Healthy homes standards assessments and making a plan

28-Sep-2020 12:07:07 Share this:

Did you know that if you have not had your rental property assessed for its current level of compliance with the healthy homes standards and it becomes vacant, you will not be able to re-tenant the property until you do? That will be the case from 1 December 2020.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Landlords, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Advice for Landlords

Removal of the 90 day no-clause termination

28-Sep-2020 12:06:14 Share this:

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (RTA) 2020 removes the ability of landlords to end a periodic tenancy by giving 90 days’ notice without giving a reason to the tenant. This part of the legislation comes into effect on 11 February 2021.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Landlords, New Zealand, Advice for Landlords, RTA

RTA Amendment Bill Passed

28-Aug-2020 13:34:06 Share this:

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (RTA) has been passed into law with most changes coming into effect six months after receiving the Royal Assent on 11th August 2020.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Tenants, Property Management Focus, harcourts new zealand

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill reaches second reading

30-Jul-2020 11:42:17 Share this:

The Social Services and Community Committee (Select Committee) reported back to Parliament with their recommendations on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Tenants, Property Management Focus

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

The insider's guide to buying or selling at auction

19-Jul-2019 06:44:32 Share this:

Whether you love the thrill of an auction or your knees tremble at the thought, auctions have become the preferred method of selling property in most of the major centres across the country.


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Topics: Auctions, Residential, Selling, Buying, Advice

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, DIY, Advice, Renovations

Property Focus May 2019

30-May-2019 11:29:30 Share this:

The latest issue of Property Focus is out now!   

Featuring articles on:

  • How to add value in the kitchen without breaking the bank
  • New Zealanders award Harcourts Most Trusted real estate brand for the seventh consecutive year                                                           

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Topics: Newsletters, Residential, property focus, buying and selling

Moving house? We've got some handy hints!

05-Apr-2019 09:22:00 Share this:

Remember to cancel:

☐ Newspaper and/or milk delivery.

☐ Telephone, internet and cable TV.

☐ Gas, water and electricity (arrange a final meter reading).


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Topics: Residential, Selling, Buying, Advice, Moving House