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Property Investors – Grass Is Always Greener

Ask any property investor what they’re focus is right now and you’ll probably get a reply along the lines of: “cashflow and profitability”. Many might say ‘no change there’ but there has been shift in investment strategy for many landlords. Once upon a time not that long ago, purchasing negative equity properties was a purposeful […]

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What Landlords Must Know About Meth Testing

Globally, New Zealand has the highest rate of Methamphetamine use per head of population. Due to this reality, meth testing services are popular throughout the country. As a landlord you must be knowledgeable of meth testing protocol and tenant rights – or risk being stung with a sizeable bill! Meth testing is imperative between tenancies […]

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Investors Seek Better Returns

The clamp down on investor borrowing has landlords diverting their attention from purchases to seeking better returns from their existing property portfolios. Trade Me Rental Price Index confirms recent increases in weekly rent; particularly in Wellington, which is up 7.7 percent for the year to October 2016.

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Focus On Existing Landlords

Property investors are buying fewer properties therefore there is less new rental stock in the market. While this will be pleasing the orchestrators of the recent LVR rule changes competition among property managers is now much tighter.

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Median Rent Increase Less Than Expected

Demand is up for rental properties in most areas except Canterbury where the median rent has fallen over the past twelve months by two percent. Increased supply of property in Christchurch post-rebuild has meant less demand for rental accomodation and the median weekly rent is now back to where it was three years ago according to Trade Me Rent Price Index.

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Couple of Rentals Is Not Enough Says Investors

A discussion on PropertyTalk on whether Landlords should own just a couple of rentals each has created some lively debate over the past few days. Property investment is deemed one of the causes of the Auckland housing crisis and last year the bright line test rule, and 70% LVR on Auckland rental properties came into effect to target investor activity.

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Drug Transcends All Homes

Landlords may soon be required to test for Meth use in their rental properties in-between tenancies as part of the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. The reported rise in P-contaminated houses is somewhat alarming insofar as the clean up costs are in the tens of thousands, plus residing in a meth contaminated environment can have negative health implications.

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How To Choose A Property Manager

Referrals speed up the property manager selection process for landlords and it’s why asking for referrals is a popular activity on PropertyTalk.

However what do you do when referrals are thin on the ground and you need to engage a property manager immediately? Thankfully the answer is online and Landlords can now ask prospective property managers a list of pre-qualifying questions.

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Percentage vs Flat Fee Property Management

More properties are rented now than ever before and there is demand for affordable high quality professional property management services. In the early days of property investment investors naturally managed their own rental properties and they pretty much did so without much external influence.

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More Rental Properties Under Management

Property investors are moving away from self styled property management.

While property owner-managed rental properties are still the majority, the tide has turned so to speak and engaging Property Management companies is now the norm in many areas around the country particularly in the main city centres.

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