What a ban on letting fees means for the rental market

Published by: Mike Henderson, Jul 13, 2018 1:16:06 PM

Property can be a great investment, but it can also be a time consuming one. As a landlord managing your own property, you're tired of being time poor and the stress of dealing with all the demands involved. The pain of dealing with tenants, inspections, maintenance, rent arrears, confrontations,..

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Topics: Managing Property, Investing, Market Trends

Can you really manage your property on your own? 

Published by: Mike Henderson, Feb 2, 2018 3:01:00 PM

It’s been a stressful week at the office which has left you longing for the rapidly approaching weekend.

Ahh the weekend; a time for sleep-ins, family brunches and perhaps a game of tennis. Or is it time to sit down with your lawyer to go through the finer points of the New Zealand Residential T..

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Topics: Managing Property, Investing

Rental properties: to DIY or property manager?

Published by: Mike Henderson, Oct 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As Kiwis we love to be a little bit DIY. Owning a rental property is about much more than just watching the money roll through each week. Maintenance, tricky tenants, and hoarders can be all part of the package and need to be handled well if you want a great return on investment. If you’re feelin..

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Topics: Managing Property, Investing

6 reasons to include property management in your business

Published by: Mike Henderson, Mar 1, 2017 11:14:35 AM

When you’re starting your real estate business it’s a wise idea to ensure you have measures in place that will generate recurring revenue. Having a strong property management portfolio can be the answer - the cornerstone of your successful enterprise. 

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Topics: Managing Property, Recruitment

Perfect property manager – wherefore art thou? How to find your ideal property manager and engage them.

Published by: Mike Henderson, Apr 25, 2016 11:39:00 PM


Whether you simply don’t have the time, patience or skills to manage your own property, leaving your investment property nest egg in the hands of a complete stranger is rarely a decision made lightly. 

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Topics: Managing Property

What to do when things go wrong. SOS for Kiwi landlords.

Published by: Mike Henderson, Apr 4, 2016 12:59:57 PM

It’s not always plain sailing when it comes to property management, but there are some solutions. 

It’s all going swimmingly: you’ve found the perfect property, your bank is happy with the numbers and your ideal tenant has signed the tenancy agreement and moved in. Now all you have to do is sit b..

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Topics: Managing Property

Find the ideal tenant. What to look for and how to keep them.

Published by: Mike Henderson, Mar 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Great expectations? Good luck!

To paraphrase Forrest Gump, renters are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. There are many different types of tenants, and without a methodical screening process, it’s hard to tell whether your prospective renter is a house proud Howard ..

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Topics: Managing Property, Investing

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