Author Archive | Simon Allen

Identifying and eliminating drugs in rental properties

Every landlord should have zero tolerance policy for the consumption of drugs at rental properties. Your tenancy agreement should include a clause that any unlawful activities are a breach of the tenancy agreement.

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Rental Market Report June 2011

he latest rental statistics released from the Department of Building and Housing confirm that median rental prices have continued to rise in most areas of Auckland. Allen Realty property managers have experienced record low vacancies, currently sitting at 99% occupancy rates

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Smoke Alarms in Rental Properties

There is no question that smoke alarms are a key warning device in reducing deaths caused by fires in the home.

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Window Coverings in Rental Properties – Nets, Curtains or Blinds?

When your property is ready for its final touches then installing window coverings will often be the final task prior to marketing for new tenants.

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Advice for Tenants When Renting a Property

At some stage in your life, be it short term or long term, you will probably end up renting a home to live in. This will probably be done through a property manager or private landlord.

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Rugby World Cup Tenancies

There is much anticipation and debate for many Auckland property owners about renting out furnished properties during the Rugby World Cup 2011.

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Marketing Your Rental – Best Bang for Bucks

The question that all landlords must think about is how best to attract tenants. New Zealand is predominantly a renting nation and competition is strong between landlords to secure the best possible tenants.

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Landlords Preparation for Winter! The 3 Key Elements

Part of being a landlord is preparing in advance for issues such as planned maintenance and vacancies.

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Rent Arrears Procedures – A Guide for Landlords

Part of property ownership is the effective control of rent arrears. Many landlords take a soft approach to rent arrears and often emotion or a lack of knowledge of what to do results in unnecessary losses. We all know that unless arrears are actioned promptly that bonds will never cover all costs so the proactive […]

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Tenant Damage or Wear & Depreciation – How do you Know?

Fair wear and & tear is the gradual deterioration of aspects of a property which has resulted NATURALLY or from AGE. Allen Realty property managers inspect all properties periodically and then at the expiry of a tenancy to identify fair wear and tear and/or damage.

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