How many tenants does it take to change a lightbulb?

Posted by Jack Vale on May 3, 2018 1:45:51 PM NZST

It’s always an eternal battle between tenant and landlord. “My landlord never did any maintenance on the property,” is a phrase that frequently comes up at viewings when tenants are asked why they might be looking to find a new home.

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Topics: property relationships, tenants, maintenance

Inspections? A waste of time!

Posted by Jack Vale on July 18, 2017 3:49:13 PM NZST

Inspections are a waste of time.

You spend 15 minutes of valuable time every 90 days walking round the house looking at a ceiling here, a wall there and making sure the doors still open and close.

It's pretty basic stuff...

Of course, this is not our opinion as a property management agency, but the opinion of an alarmingly high number of private landlords we have spoken to in recent times.

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Topics: Insider, maintenance

Not So Crystal Clear

Posted by Jack Vale on March 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM NZDT

Landlords beware! Reports show that there is one methamphetamine case hitting tenancy tribunal every week. It is currently one of the  biggest threats to the returns of your rental property. Like most things that we’re worried about however, our fear stems mostly from a lack of understanding. So what do you need to know about crystal meth and the implications of someone using this harmful drug in your rental  property?
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Topics: investing, maintenance