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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Understanding The Residential Tenancy Act Changes

31 August 2020

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 has now passed into law with provisions relating to termination of tenancies  coming into effect on 11 February 2021. To get a better understanding of the implications of these changes, we sat down with Samantha Arnold, General Manager, Property Management and In-House Advisor Megan O'Callaghan. 

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flooring tips

17 December 2019

Floor coverings are always a pretty big consideration for landlords as it is an investment that they hope will last for years. We caught up an with an industry guru in carpeting, William Beare of Carpet Mill  to provide insights about flooring tips and trends.

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Holiday tips for landlords

17 December 2019

Before everyone dives into the holiday period we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some holiday tips for property owners during the holidays. 

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Kitchen enhancements for a good return on investment

22 November 2019

Property investors are always looking to increase the return on their rentals. In between tenants, is a good time to consider what updates or changes you might make to your kitchen that could increase the property’s value and what you can expect to charge per week.

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Heat Pump Tips

29 October 2019

With the new Healthy Homes heating requirements implementation creeping ever closer, we thought it was time to sit down with an expert in the field to find out the details on what this really means for landlords. 

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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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