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Three years on from the ‘Gluckman Report’, which recommended meth contamination levels be 10 times higher than the current government standards, there still has been no clarity safe levels.
The latest reforms to the Residential Tenancy ACT have been an opportunity for all property investors to make sure their investment properties meet the new standards. The changes could also be a time to consider how you could better invest your time to maintain your property and look after your tenants.
Wipe away the winter cobwebs with a sensation spring clean. Go beyond vacuuming, dusting and bench wiping to give your whole home a fresh feel for the warm months ahead. Making your own environmentally friendly cleaning products to use around the home is not only cost effective but better for your health.
During this unique scenario, we are still open for business, albeit slightly differently.  We continue to monitor the situation and have procedures to minimise the risk to our people and their clients.
To make sure you pick the right real estate agent to take care of selling your home, look for these 5 signs.
Counting down the days until your holidays start? There's more to just packing your bags and hitting the road before the r 'n r commences.
Have you been like a cat at a fish bowl, looking into the New Zealand property markets only to find yourself unable to make that final commitment?  To help you we have spoken to some of our property management experts who lives and breathes property and asked them to share what they believe makes a good investment.
Rental inspections are inherently stressful. There is an abundance of cleaning followed by an overwhelming worry that the landlord might find something wrong with the rental. Rental inspections can even be stressful for the landlord. However, renters and landlords alike need to think about rental inspections in a different light.
What makes one investor better than another?  Here are 10 tried and true steps successful investors use to help steer their decisions and to help them get the most out of their investment.
Together with REINZ, LJ Hooker is committed to protecting tenants, landlords and the property managers who do act ethically and transparently, by advocating for the regulation of the residential property management industry.


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