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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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How-to Choose a Good Property Manager

How-to Choose a Good Property Manager National Propertyscouts

25 March 2022

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.

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6 Reasons to Allow Pets in Your Rental Property

6 Reasons to Allow Pets in Your Rental Property National Propertyscouts

11 March 2022

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!

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Why the PM Industry Needed to be Regulated YESTERDAY!

Why the PM Industry Needed to be Regulated YESTERDAY! National Propertyscouts

25 February 2022

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!

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