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.


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

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.