Help and tips for landlords and investors

When it comes to property investment, it always pays to do your homework. That’s why we've created these set of articles and how-to guides to help you find out all you need to know.

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Ground Moisture Barrier

31 March 2019

If a rental property has an enclosed subfloor, it must have a ground moisture barrier (if it is possible to install one). Find out more about this.

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Health & safety at work Act

18 July 2017

If you are a property owner, it's important that you understand your obligations under the health and safety at Work Act. Here's what you need to know. 


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Methamphetamine - managing the risk

As a landlord, it's important to know your responsibilities around methamphetamine contamination - both for your tenants' safety, and to ensure that you and your property is adequately covered.

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Buying a unit title property

Unit titles are becoming an increasingly common form of property ownership in New Zealand. If you’re thinking of purchasing a unit title property, make sure you consider these key points.

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Advice for new property buyers

17 September 2019

Whether you're looking to purchase your first home or your first investment property, if you're a young property buyer, it can be daunting to navigate today's market. Barfoot & Thompson Director Kiri Barfoot shares some tips.

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Should I allow pets in my rental property?

If you're thinking about making your rental properties pet-friendly, here are a few things to think about, including how to attract tenants with pets, what to do during the screening process and how to make sure your investment is protected.

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Understanding return on investment

Investing in property isn’t rocket science but does require a bit of homework - and that’s where understanding potential returns on investments comes in. Here are some basics to help you understand returns and get you closer to your property dream.

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Landlord rights and obligations

What does the law say about your rights and obligations as a landlord? Both landlord and tenant have certain rights and obligations when they enter into a tenancy agreement.

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Winter maintenance tips

It's always a good time to make sure your rental property is ready to face the harsher weather conditions. Here are a few helpful tips for all landlords and home owners.

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Top 6 mistakes tenants make

There are several mistakes that tenants often make. These common mistakes include misunderstanding the lease agreement, failure to advise the landlord of any repairs or damage, failure to research the area and not taking out content insurance.

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Top 4 tips to keep tenants happy

As a landlord, one of the most important things is having long term and reliable tenants. Once you’ve found trustworthy and dependable tenants, you’ll want to make a sure they’re happy and that they want to stick around. Here are some helpful hints to keep your tenants on side.

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Fire safety tips for landlords

Protecting your investment from a fire when you aren’t around isn’t easy but there are some simple steps you can take to minimise the chance of it happening, and any damage if it does occur.

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