May

1

Meth issues getting more complicated

meth rental insurance

As mentioned in my last newsletter the issues are ongoing. Since writing the April Nelson PIA newsletter I have had a tribunal case involving meth and also aspects of the Osaki case. The adjudicator came from out of town. I …


Mar

13

Meth – Is Your Insurance Going To Cover It?

meth rental insurance

I was asked recently by one of our members how to do a credit check. I was thinking about this request when an important email came in from IAG about Meth contamination. IAG is the market leader in New Zealand …


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.