How to ensure your rental meets the new Healthy Home Standards

Published by: Mike Henderson, Aug 29, 2019 12:30:00 PM

On July 1, 2019, the Healthy Homes Standards came into law. This new regulation aims to lift the standard of rental properties throughout New Zealand by imposing minimum requirements around heating, ventilation, insulation, draught stopping and moisture ingress. 

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Topics: Managing Property

Busting 6 common property investment myths

Published by: Mike Henderson, Aug 27, 2019 12:00:00 PM

A lot of the ‘common knowledge’ about property investment is actually just plain wrong. And, if you buy into these myths, it could make reaching your property goals difficult, leading you up the garden path, away from what really matters. 

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Topics: Managing Property, Investing

Everything landlords need to know about new insulation laws

Published by: Mike Henderson, Jul 4, 2019 10:30:00 AM

As a landlord, you want to give your tenants the best living space possible - so it's important that you stay on top of all the latest housing rules and regulations. The Healthy Homes Standard (HHS) is one such regulation that landlords need to be on top of, particularly because some of these sta..

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Topics: Managing Property

What's involved in managing your own investment property?

Published by: Mike Henderson, May 16, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Self-managing your own investment property is possible, but it's not for the faint of heart. You'll have to spend considerable time choosing the right tenants, dealing with problems, familiarising yourself with legislation, organising tradesmen for repairs and maintenance and much more.

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Topics: Managing Property

March market update: Auckland's transition to buyer's market while most regions continue to grow

Published by: Mike Henderson, Apr 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM

There are few better ways to store and build wealth for retirement than property investment. With that said, making property work takes a lot of time and you'll need to know your local market well to ensure you make the right decisions. 

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Topics: Managing Property, Market Trends

A guide to buying a commercial property investment

Published by: Mike Henderson, Mar 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Most property investors don't even consider commercial property - to the uninitiated, it seems overly complex, expensive and risky. 

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Topics: Managing Property, Investing

How to avoid expensive mistakes often made by new landlords

Published by: Mike Henderson, Feb 14, 2019 11:30:00 AM

There are few better ways to gear up for retirement and build wealth than buying and holding property long term in New Zealand. As lucrative as it can be, managing the property and tenants yourself is often difficult, time-consuming and stressful. But we're here to help you avoid that stress as b..

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Topics: Managing Property, Investing

Are all property managers dodgy?

Published by: Mike Henderson, Dec 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM
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Topics: Managing Property

The changing face of property management

Published by: Mike Henderson, Dec 6, 2018 4:30:00 PM

New Zealand's property management landscape is subject to significant change. Legislation changes regarding property are hard to keep up with, let alone comply with. But once these changes are in place, it'll be important for you to ensure you're following suit. 

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Topics: Managing Property

Tips for landlords taking on a first time renter

Published by: Mike Henderson, Aug 10, 2018 8:20:00 AM

Being a landlord is a great way to earn additional income, but it also presents its own set of challenges - from problem tenants to maintenance costs.When it comes to sidestepping problem tenants, references from previous landlords are critical. But, how do you deal with first-time tenants who do..

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Topics: Managing Property, Investing

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