Your Home for the Latest Property News

Your home for the latest property news, tips and advice. Read the latest property news, real estate tips, and advice from LJ Hooker. We have a library of articles on all things real estate for your reading pleasure.

Disclaimer: This blog does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the publisher. It is intended to provide general news and information only. While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information it contains, neither the publishers, authors nor their employees, can be held liable for inaccuracies, errors or omission. Copyright is reserved throughout. No part of this publication can be reproduced or reprinted without the express permission of the publisher. All information is current as at publication release and the publishers take no responsibility for any factors that may change thereafter. Readers are advised to contact their financial adviser, broker or accountant before making any investment decisions and should not rel­y on this newsletter as a substitute for professional advice. © LJ Hooker Ltd 0712 LC1905-01, Licensed REA 2008, MREINZ.

Selling with tenants can be an opportunistic time; investors will automatically be attracted to assets which are tenanted, especially on a long-term tenancy.
Couple on couch
It could. Housing Minister Phil Twyford said in a statement to Tenancy.co.nz that “The Government will consider the future of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2). No timeframe has yet been decided.”
RTA Amendment Bill: Can it change?
With value increases tailing off, for investors it’s the year to focus on yield – and opportunities will be numerous despite the headwind of regulatory change.
House growth yields
Failure to install smoke alarms in his “ramshackle” rental property has left an Auckland landlord with a $2000 fine – and MBIE warning landlords not to overlook their obligations.
Smoke alarm installation
As the year draws to a close it is a good time to re-think and refine your role as a landlord and set your resolutions for 2018.
2018 New Years Resolutions
Here are a couple of helpful tips for landlords in relation to lost access and swipe cards and the use of candles in tenanted properties.
Access keys and swipe cards
As a property investor, you usually have two main focuses with your investment:
Property maintenance costs
You might not know it, but you need a Property Manager. And if you make the (wise!) choice to use one, you might also want to get a bargain. But have you also thought about all the hidden extras your money pays for?
Happy Property Manager
Who’s responsibility is it to maintain the swimming pool and to provide the equipment to run a swimming pool?
Swimming pool
Renting is an increasingly popular lifestyle choice for many New Zealander's. It’s an arrangement between yourself, your property manager and your landlord, so be aware of your obligations to make sure the ‘tenant life is the good life’. Below are some tips to help this happen:
Happy Renters

Pages

Recent Articles

Click here to view our myMarket Reports for the latest property market evaluations