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  • 5 Ways to Boost Your Property’s Value in Summer

    It’s now spring and believe it or not, summer is just around the corner. Some carefully planned jobs and additions to your rental property can help add value and raise its summertime appeal. The following five tips can transform your rental into somewhere tenants will love to spend summer. Some … Read more

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  • How Unexpected Costs Can Ruin the Landlord’s Dream

    The life of a landlord can appear to be a gravy train when looking from afar… You buy a property, rent it out and let the management company take care of everything while you lay poolside sipping gin and juice. This isn’t an impossibility, but neither is financial ruin, so … Read more

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  • Canterbury Rubble Foundations Dubbed a “Multi-billion-Dollar Problem”

    Anthony Harper partner and earthquake lawyer, Peter Woods is shining a spotlight on failed repairs to rubble foundation-homes damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes. Woods hosted an assembly for owners of affected rubble foundation homes in June, with the caveat that no representatives from insurance companies could attend. The meeting was … Read more

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  • Quality Rentals Are Vital in Today’s Market

    For over a century, the New Zealand government has been concerned with the availability of quality housing in our country. In an effort to insure that quality housing is available to all people living in New Zealand, the government has conducted surveys about the state of residential properties since 1935. … Read more

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  • Estimating Expenses on a Rental Property

    Any seasoned homeowner is well aware that there can be steep expenses associated with homeownership. It’s no different when it comes to a rental property. In fact, expenses associated with a rental property tend to be even higher and your tenants will expect a speedy resolution to the issue, so … Read more

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  • Buying an Investment Property with Family or Friends

    With the increase in housing prices over the past few yeas and the recent changes in LVR for investment properties, more and more people are considering purchasing an investment property with a group of family members or friends. In today’s post, we’re going to explore the pros and cons of … Read more

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  • Writing an Insulation Statement

    Over the past year, we’ve kept you informed about the Residential Tenancy Amendment Act 2016 (“the Act”), which contains important requirements about insulating rental properties. One of these requirements, which came into effect on 1 July 2016, is that landlords must include an “insulation statement” in all new tenancy agreements. … Read more

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  • Gardens and Lawns: Tenant & Landlord Responsibilities

    Landlords and tenants have different responsibilities when it comes to keeping the grounds around a tenanted property tidy and well maintained. Tenancy Services, a division of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, provides recommendations about garden and lawn responsibilities on their website. While many landlords choose to follow these, … Read more

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  • What Landlords & Tenants Need to Know About Natural Disasters

    After the recent earthquake in Kaikoura, you may be wondering how a natural disaster could affect your rental agreement. If you are a landlord, it’s important that you understand your responsibilities towards your tenants after a natural disaster. In today’s article, we’re going to outline the process you should follow … Read more

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