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!



Rent Default – Don’t wait for a Tribunal Hearing

tenancy tribunal fine

You have no control over the result of a Tribunal Hearing so get your act together and sort the problem before this last resort has to be used – and that doesn’t mean just going through the motions.



Property Manager Gets Trespass Order from Tenant!

Judy Morgan - Property Manager in Whangarei

I guess you never stop learning! I have a tenant in a block of flats, who has been disturbing the peace and quiet of fellow tenants. After receiving plenty of warning, another complaint saw me knocking on his door. I …



Property Managers and the Tenancy Tribunal

Property managers and the tenancy tribunal

The Tenancy Tribunal is supposed to be the last resort for a Property Manager not the first port of call when there is a problem. However, some managers appear to consider the Tribunal and the Courts as their main resource to sort out problems and even spend inordinate amounts of time training their staff in these processes.



How Property Location Affects Tenant Choices

property location is important to tenants

Property location is important to tenants who look to rent in certain areas for specific reasons just as you do when looking to purchase a home. It could be that friends or relatives are nearby or just that the amenities offered in the area suit their lifestyle.



How to handle a tenant complaints letter

a tenant complaint letter

One long tenant complaints letter got delivered across town by courier. I am not sure if there have been some sort of new television program encouraging tenants to complain but in the last month?