Apr

23

Property Inspection Opportunities

A landlord or property manager is legally entitled to inspect a rental property every four weeks. This may not be feasible but other opportunities to see inside a rental unit are available such as when maintenance work is being carried out.


Apr

9

FreemanX vouchers review – bad service warning

FreemanX is one of the many companies that have no products of their own but sell vouchers on behalf of other companies. You can do things like race cars, jump out planes or takes trips away. On the surface, it all sounds good. However, experience with the company tells a different story. FreemanX have little interest in their customers’ rights and have terms and conditions that I believe are in breach of both the Fair Trading Act and the Consumer Guarantees Acts. This doesn’t sit well with the values they publicise, that include;

Integrity – have pride and confidence in the decisions we make.
Customer Satisfaction – exceed expectations, serve, respect, and smile.

If you’re considering using FreemanX, read this article first and then go and purchase your activity directly from the supplier.


Mar

26

Why Mediation Services Work

Most disputes can be settled by bringing the ongoing problem to the forefront by sitting down with a mediator and being able to talk freely but in strict confidence and without prejudice.


Mar

12

Choosing a property manager

Kerry Fookes

Are you thinking of engaging the services of a professional property manager? Here’s a quick guide from Kerry Fookes, a Christchurch Property Manager, based in Rolleston, Christchurch.


Jul

18

House Prices in New Zealand

nz house prices too high?

Anne Gibson from the NZ Herald, recently wrote an article about a report NZIER Economist Shamubeel Eaqub wrote on the state of the housing market in NZ. Shamubeel has become quite vocal in his opinions on housing over the past couple of years and produced an interesting piece. However, much of the data that Eaqub uses is meaningless without explanation and is used in such a way that it supports his point of view.


Mar

31

Judy tells how abandoned tenancies really work!

Judy Morgan - Property Manager in Whangarei

Dear NZ Government… I am writing to you with grave concerns regarding Section 61 – Abandonment of Premises. I am an Independent Property Manager of some 9 years. Recently I have had a tenant “abandon” the premises. Read more and see the reply!