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The Pros and Cons of Starting a Property Management Business From Scratch

The Pros and Cons of Starting a Property Management Business From Scratch National Propertyscouts

17 June 2022

Starting your own property management business can be an incredibly rewarding journey. You have the opportunity to be your own boss with the creative freedom to build a business around your goals and lifestyle, rather than someone elses.

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Tips for Tenants: 10 Everyday Tips for a Warm, Dry Home

Tips for Tenants: 10 Everyday Tips for a Warm, Dry Home National Propertyscouts

10 June 2022

Did you know that almost half of all NZ homes are damp and mouldy? Inadequate heating and ventilation of the home is the most common cause of condensation, mould, mildew, and general dampness. All of which can permanently damage the property - and in serious cases, result in health issues for those living in the property. 

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Rental Property Maintenance: Winter Checklist

Rental Property Maintenance: Winter Checklist National Propertyscouts

3 June 2022

Winter is here! As such, there’s no better time than now to do some preventative property maintenance to reduce the risk of costly reactive maintenance and repairs that can arise more frequently during the cooler months.

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property Management Franchise

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property Management Franchise National Propertyscouts

20 May 2022

Tired of working for someone else? Ready to pave your own way in the world and be your own boss in property management? How do you get started? 

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Why Use a Property Manager?

Why Use a Property Manager? National Propertyscouts

13 May 2022

It’s all very well and good knowing how to choose a good property manager, but why should you use one? 

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Changes to the Healthy Homes Heating, Ventilation, and Moisture Ingress and Drainage Standards

Changes to the Healthy Homes Heating, Ventilation, and Moisture Ingress and Drainage Standards National Propertyscouts

12 May 2022

Changes to the healthy homes standards have officially come into play. For a lot of property owners, these changes aren’t likely to make a big difference to the standards they already have to measure up to. Instead, the changes will be most significant to property investors who own modern dwellings built to the 2008 building code (for insulation and glazing) or apartments.

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9 Tips and Tricks for Approaching the Bank for a Mortgage (in Today’s Lending Environment)

9 Tips and Tricks for Approaching the Bank for a Mortgage (in Today’s Lending Environment) National Propertyscouts

5 May 2022

In a recent NZ Herald podcast Frances Cook talked to Bruce Patton from Loan Market about the CCCFA and learnt some good tips and tricks when it comes to fronting up to banks for a mortgage in today’s lending environment.

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Building Contract Mistakes to Avoid in 2022 and Beyond

Building Contract Mistakes to Avoid in 2022 and Beyond National Propertyscouts

28 April 2022

With the interest deductibility being removed for most existing rental properties, property investors are increasingly turning their hand to new builds. Unfortunately, the building environment is a bit more complex than usual at the moment (as you’ve likely read in recent media). So, what better time than now to school up on the ins and outs of new build contracts?

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Privacy Crackdown: What Does It Mean for Landlords?

Privacy Crackdown: What Does It Mean for Landlords? National Propertyscouts

20 April 2022

New guidance on privacy for the rental sector has been in the works for the past year and as of March 2022, the Privacy Commission launched its compliance review. The aim of the review is to ensure no landlords, managers or agencies are in breach of the Privacy Act. 

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8 Secrets to Successfully Securing a Rental Property

8 Secrets to Successfully Securing a Rental Property National Propertyscouts

9 April 2022

In a competitive rental market, tenants often wonder what they could have done differently to secure a property they applied for.

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