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 …


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.


Sep

28

Happy Tenants get a Gift Basket for Christmas

family favourites gift basket

The rewards for treating a tenant well can be huge. Renewed contracts, timely rent and a personal touch can all come from a simple act of kindness over Christmas, but choosing the right gift basket for a tenant at Christmas is vital to convey the right sentiments.