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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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5 Things to Watch Out for When Purchasing a New Build as an Investment Property

5 Things to Watch Out for When Purchasing a New Build as an Investment Property National Propertyscouts

18 February 2022

For some property investors, buying a new build via a property developer is an attractive prospect. New builds have lower maintenance costs and requirements, provide good value for money, carry tax benefits, and will likely attract a higher market rent.

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COVID-19: Can Landlords Require Tenants to be Vaccinated?

COVID-19: Can Landlords Require Tenants to be Vaccinated? National Propertyscouts

11 February 2022

When it comes to your own private property, it’s your call who you let inside. You can require tradespeople to be vaccinated and you can ask your unvaccinated friends and family to stay away. Sounds simple right? Unfortunately, it’s a bit more complicated if you own a rental property.

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The Key Differences Between a Residents’ Association and a Body Corporate

The Key Differences Between a Residents’ Association and a Body Corporate National Propertyscouts

22 December 2021

Looking at buying investment property in a new build development or existing complex? There are many things to take into consideration. However, one thing to be aware of is that you’ll be required to join a body corporate or a residents’ association (which one will be pre-determined by the development type).

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5 Reasons to Consider Including Grounds Maintenance in Your Tenancy Agreement

5 Reasons to Consider Including Grounds Maintenance in Your Tenancy Agreement National Propertyscouts

1 December 2021

To maintain or not to maintain? That’s the question many landlords find themselves asking when developing tenancy agreements.

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3 Reasons to Get Your Brand New Property Meth-Tested

3 Reasons to Get Your Brand New Property Meth-Tested National Propertyscouts

24 November 2021

So, you’ve just purchased a BRAND NEW rental property? Congratulations! There’s little chance that it has been contaminated by methamphetamine (‘meth’). Why then, do you still need a meth test?

In short, testing for meth before and after tenancies can protect you, the Landlord, from having to fork out tens of thousands of dollars in the long run. 

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Are Baches Subject to the RTA?

Are Baches Subject to the RTA? National Propertyscouts

14 October 2021

The Tenancy Tribunal has declared that baches are not subject to the Residential Tenancies Act, provided they are intended to provide temporary or transient accommodation.

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Regional Roundup

Regional Roundup National Propertyscouts

6 July 2021

Is Invercargill a good place to invest?

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