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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The Pros and Cons of Starting a Property Management Business From Scratch National Propertyscouts
Tips for Tenants: 10 Everyday Tips for a Warm, Dry Home National Propertyscouts
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.
Rental Property Maintenance: Winter Checklist National Propertyscouts
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.
The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property Management Franchise National Propertyscouts
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?
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.