To effectively choose and place a good tenant, you need to do a bit of digging around. The first step in sourcing tenants is to have them fill out an application that includes all of their personal and contract information. Make sure you also get written permission to conduct a full background and credit check. Once you have that, you can begin your screening process. Continue reading How Does a Landlord Pick a Tenant? Tips & Tricks by Auckland Property Managers
The Health & Safety at Work regulations address asbestos and how property managers and landlords are expected to handle asbestos in a rental property. New laws went into effect on 4 April 2018, which you need to be aware of if you own an investment property in Auckland.
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What do you do when your tenant decides to stop paying their rent?
A property manager will use a multitude of actions to bring your tenant into line. They include but are not limited to – texts, calling, issuing a breach notice, dropping a note in the letterbox, contacting all adults living at the property, contacting the emergency contact listed on the application form and arranging a payment plan.
And then of course, if the tenant continues to default on their rent, a breach notice is issued followed by a court application to evict (attending court and evicting tenant if necessary).
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Property Investment Just Got Easier With Stake
It comes as no surprise to us that Property Management is a fast growing sector in New Zealand.
Particularly in the Auckland region where migration is very strong both locally and from offshore. It was reported in the news just this week that migration was up 31,900 in the last 12 months. That’s a lot of people needing somewhere to live!
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Landlord Learns The Hard Way
Self styled property management is not a luxury afforded to New Zealand Landlords. While there is no Government body regulating the property management industry (yet) there is the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) that provides the dos and don’ts i.e. the legal boundaries for both tenants and landlords.
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