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  • Insulation Regulation Change Looms Large for Landlords

    The deadline of July 1, 2019 is looming large for New Zealand landlords. After this date those owning rental properties that don’t comply with the new insulation regulations detailed in the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2016 can expect fines of up to $4,000. Three months out from the deadline, it’s … Read more

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  • The Importance of Online Reviews — The Good and Not So Good

    A high profile property management company was recently found to be responsible for a series of fake Facebook and Google reviews. The dishonest act got us thinking about the importance of online reviews and the trust signals they send out. Reviews provide valuable information … Read more

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  • How to Host the Perfect Kiwi Barbecue

    In New Zealand, summer heralds the start of the great Kiwi barbie (BBQ) season. It’s a time for casual outdoor dining with family and friends and it brings a sense of nostalgia to most Kiwis that have grown up with the tradition. Whether it’s at home in the backyard, at … Read more

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  • Moving House? Read Our Top Tips For Smooth Moves

    If you’ve ever moved to a new house, and chances are very good that you have, you’ll know that it can be a stressful time. Here, we give you some tips to help ease that stress and allow you to move into your new home knowing that you’ve done everything … Read more

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  • Should I Offer Pet-Friendly Rental Accommodation?

    According to a 2016 New Zealand Companion Animal Council Inc report, there are over 4.6m companion animals in New Zealand with 64% of New Zealand households home to at least one companion animal — 44% share their homes with cats and 28% with dogs. Considering this and accounting for the … Read more

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  • Is it Time to Regulate the Property Management Industry?

    You may have heard the recent news about the government’s decision to undertake a review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. Housing Minister Phil Twyford has indicated that the ultimate goal of the review is to improve the life of renters while also protecting landlords’ interests. A significant first step … Read more

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  • Top Tips for Shading Outdoor Areas

    Spring is a great time for planning and planting outdoor areas and, with many Kiwis understanding the importance of keeping sun smart, it’s worthwhile considering how you might go about shading these outdoor areas — both to protect skin and eyes and also to protect your property from the high … Read more

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  • 9 Ways to Make your Home Tip-Top in Spring

    With spring upon us now is the perfect time to put winter to bed with a little spring cleaning and house maintenance. Whether you’re a renter, a landlord or an owner/occupier, here are nine ways you can welcome the warmer weather and get your place looking and feeling tip-top. Start … Read more

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