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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property Management Franchise National Propertyscouts
Changes to the Healthy Homes Heating, Ventilation, and Moisture Ingress and Drainage Standards National Propertyscouts
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.
9 Tips and Tricks for Approaching the Bank for a Mortgage (in Today’s Lending Environment) National Propertyscouts
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.
Building Contract Mistakes to Avoid in 2022 and Beyond National Propertyscouts
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?
Privacy Crackdown: What Does It Mean for Landlords? National Propertyscouts
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.
8 Secrets to Successfully Securing a Rental Property National Propertyscouts
In a competitive rental market, tenants often wonder what they could have done differently to secure a property they applied for.
How-to Choose a Good Property Manager National Propertyscouts
Are you a landlord managing your own property or properties to save yourself money? Have you thought about what your time (and sanity) are worth? A good property manager will save you a priceless amount of time, money, and hassle. They take the stress out of owning a rental property by juggling all the day-to-day, nitty-gritty, and headache-inducing tasks that sap your energy.
6 Reasons to Allow Pets in Your Rental Property National Propertyscouts
Is it time to reconsider your rental property pet policy? Roughly 83% of Kiwi households have pets, and, with over 4.35 million companion animals recorded in 2020, we humans are almost outnumbered!
Why the PM Industry Needed to be Regulated YESTERDAY! National Propertyscouts
After nearly 5 years of advocacy from various institutes, the government has released a discussion document and launched its consultation for the regulation of the property management industry. It marks a long-overdue turning point for the NZ property management industry which needed to be regulated YESTERDAY!