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.
There is much anticipation and debate for many Auckland property owners about renting out furnished properties during the Rugby World Cup 2011.
Do you know what you are required to do if a tenant gets up and does a runner and leaves there belongings at the property?
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.
Part of being a landlord is preparing in advance for issues such as planned maintenance and vacancies.
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 […]
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.
At this time of the year we often get young couples from the Northern Hemisphere coming to town for our summer. I generally find they are great tenants who pay well and put up with some primitive flats from time to time.
I have recently had two different tenancies where the tenant was on home detention and got into rent arrears.
Today the bailiff rang and said be at your house in 10 minutes for the eviction. Goodness that was fast I said. I only lodged the application on two days ago. I had told the court staff that the nice tenant had a six year old and a new born baby.
Landlords should check their bank account every morning before the start of business. Any missed rent payments should be dealt with immediately.