Jan

17

Is leaving the garden to the tenants a bad idea?

Mowing the lawns

A low maintenance tenancy is an attractive prospect for most landlords. Who wouldn’t want to minimise their expenditure and workload, while maximising their steady profit potential? While the allocation of gardening duties may seem like an easy area in which …


Sep

22

RTA Amendments of 2016

A lot has been written about the new law that has been passed. MBIE will talk about it at our next meeting. They might even mention about some things that should have been included in the amendment such at the …


Aug

29

How to Reduce Home Heat Loss

heat loss

Reducing heat loss in a rental property is one great way to keep tenants happy and encourage them to stay longer. When buying a rental property, make sure that you get a proper inspection to check what sort of problems you might have with moisture, ventilation and heating!


Aug

12

What rental property owners should know about lead-based paint

peeling lead paint

Many of us have older rental properties that need a good dose of maintenance from time to time. Be aware that lead paint can be an issue in older properties (mostly prior to 1980) and get the right person to do the job safely.


Jul

5

Wasps in your rental property?

wasp in rental property

Wasp nests are a real problem when heading into the warmer months. A wasp sting can be very painful and in some cases life threatening, so the last thing that you want is a nest growing in or around your rental property.


Apr

6

Do you need a retaining wall?

retaining wall erosion

If there is a sudden, steep change of gradient in the level of the land on your property, or if your foundations are under threat from a sliding hill, you should consider building a retaining wall.