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.



Choosing a property manager

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.



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.



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!



Can I pump water from a nearby stream?

How to source water from a stream

In areas that are dry or have extensive gardens or orchards, you may require more water than you would like to pay for from a town supply. So how can you do this?



Glenn’s Property Musings Feb 2014

I recently had a distressed call from a young landlord. He said how come you managers have not released the bond for my new tenant who used to rent off you?