The best relationships aren't one sided

Posted by Jack Vale on August 21, 2018 10:21:40 AM NZST

The American psychologist Abraham Maslow said in 1966, “I suppose if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem is a nail.” 


To a property manager with the wrong approach, every tenant is a problem. No matter what you do in life, it is your attitude, not the issue that is the real problem. Property investment is a great example. There is always a way to overcome whatever issue may stand in front of you.


Recently, a series of adverts was published by a property management company which clearly indicated their opinions of tenants. It painted them as a necessary evil to property investment; a nail if you will. What followed was inevitable. 🔨

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Topics: regulations, media, tenants

Is the Rental Warrant of Fitness fit for purpose?

Posted by Jack Vale on July 24, 2018 11:04:00 AM NZST

If we’re being completely honest with ourselves, the quality of New Zealand housing is pretty dire.


Stories of properties crawling with mould; cold, dark and damp accommodation and windows that either won’t open or seem to let the elements inside as opposed to keeping them outside are all too common – especially when you ask anyone who has rented property. 🏚️

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Topics: regulations, rental warrant of fitness, wof

Navigating the Seas of Compliance

Posted by Jack Vale on July 12, 2018 9:20:47 AM NZST


If it is a straightforward investment that you’re looking for, property might not be the one for you.


Over the last two years, landlords have been subjected to a tide of media scrutiny, an increase in obligations and a plethora of new legislation giving them more hoops to jump through and more boxes to tick. ✅

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Topics: regulations, asbestos, insulation, heating

Moving the Goalposts - The Methamphetamine Debacle

Posted by Jack Vale on June 28, 2018 8:43:57 AM NZST

Methamphetamine has been the buzz word in rental properties that has made landlords shudder in recent times. ☠️


Blurry lines of regulation made it difficult for landlords and property managers alike. The blind led the blind and helped to develop an industry which preyed largely on the ignorance and fear of its customers.

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Topics: meth testing, methamphetamine, regulations