Let it be... Or don't?

Posted by Jack Vale on April 3, 2018 5:44:37 PM NZST

There’s one thing for sure, the new government isn’t hanging around when it comes to following through with its election promises. The Healthy Homes Guarantee bill is continually under review as we move closer to its implementation and now, in this most recent move, housing minister Phil Twyford has introduced the bill to ban the letting fee.

Flat hunters around the country are no doubt jumping for joy and doing victory laps of their rental property, while landlords and property management agencies are forced to wear yet another cost. Surely the bill won’t have any negative impacts for tenants? Surely property managers and landlords shouldn’t charge a letting fee anyway? You’d be surprised…

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Topics: Rental Pricing, letting fees, rental increase

Don't Miss the Gold Rush!

Posted by Jack Vale on December 6, 2017 10:19:09 AM NZDT

If you’re not nervous about finding a good quality rental property, you probably don’t live in Wellington. Wellington’s rental market has been booming for long enough that it’s almost getting boring to say it out loud.

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Topics: Rental Pricing, rental market, rentals,, tenants

Rental Market Update

Posted by Jack Vale on November 8, 2017 9:02:40 AM NZDT

You can’t beat Wellington on a good day. And when it comes to investing in property, it seems like Wellington is definitely having a good day.

Despite no recent changes in the national average rent, Wellington’s market has remained strong and shows no signs of slowing down. Investing in property has, and always will be, about the numbers.

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Topics: Rental Pricing, investment advice, renting wellingon, rental market, investing

Virtual Rental Assessment

Posted by Jack Vale on October 25, 2017 9:46:16 AM NZDT

Technology continues to change. Whether we like it or not, technology is playing more and more of a role in the world that we live in and is affecting industries all around the globe. It seems that now property management’s turn is next.

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Topics: Rental Pricing, Appraisals, Automated Assessment, PropTech, Prop Tech