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Christchurch Rental Market November 2019

Christchurch04/11/2019

I sense that the Christchurch rental market is beginning to appear more attractive and enticing for our residential investors than in previous years. I am leaning to this thought for a few reasons [...]

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Furnished vs. Unfurnished rental properties

Furnished Rental Properties09/10/2019

Spring has certainly arrived! Not only has it brought the blossoms out across Hagley Park, but it has also brought new investors to the rental market who have been attracted by the [...]

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How to prepare for a routine rental inspection

Routine Inspection17/09/2019

Regular routine inspections of rental properties are really important, but they can be a cause of a lot of unnecessary stress for tenants. Mostly, this is because they don’t know what they are [...] 

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Privacy Guidelines - Tenancy Application

Privacy05/09/2019

Recently, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner produced a new set of guidelines outlining what information should, and should not, be collected by landlords when deciding whether [...]

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Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act

Insurance amendments20/08/2019

Changes to tenancy law come into effect this month affecting the liability for any damage caused by tenants to the property they rent. It has been brought in to restore [...]

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The positive impact of insulation

Insulation23/07/2019

With drizzle and only a high of 12 predicted for the upcoming week, I am certain some tenants breathed a sigh of relief that the insulation deadline for rental properties is here. [...]

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Why do I feel compelled to invest in Christchurch city?

Invest Christchuch11/07/2019

Primarily it’s to do with the long term investment currently being put back into this city by the Council, central Government and developers. A massive rebuild is in progress [...]

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Secure a strong yield

Secure strong yield25/06/2019

Securing a strong yield in rental income is the main aim for many property investors, and bolstering it further doesn’t always mean waiting until market conditions get better. [...]

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What can happen when you fail to lodge a tenants bond?

Bond lodgements11/06/2019

The importance of lodging a tenant’s Bond money has been demonstrated by a new Tenancy Tribunal ruling which has handed out one of the largest fines yet for [...]

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What makes a good tenancy application?

What makes a good tenancy application?30/05/2019

Within our team, at Harcourts Grenadier Accommodation Centre we have a Letting Team who between them have more than 60 years experience processing applications. They have shared what they feel makes a good application [...]

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Investment Properties. What is the most important part?

01/05/2019

A lot of time, energy and resource goes into getting the ideal investment property. First of all finding one, then financing it, doing real estate deals, renovating it, marketing it for rent, the list can go on! But what is most important?

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Ring Fencing Tax Losses

Ring Fencing Tax losses02/04/2019

Right now, money is cheap! Following an announcement from the Reserve Bank in the last week keeping the Official Cash Rate unchanged, and signalling a likely drop in May, [...]

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Tenants moving out of their rental

tenants moving out of their rental20/03/2019

How to make that easier for them. This is the time of year when lots of tenants are moving into their new rental home. It also means a lot of tenants are moving out. Moving out can [...]

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Insulation deadlines

25/02/2019

The deadline for installing insulation in residential rental properties is quickly approaching! I can only imagine how busy some specialist insulation contractors are, and they are not being [...]

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Maintenance - Before you ring the landlord

Maintenance30/01/2019

We get a number of calls about maintenance in the properties we manage which we are able to help solve over the phone. Below are some of the top maintenance [...] 

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Gardens & your investment property

Gardening14/01/2019

Tenants and landlords have different responsibilities for tasks around the garden. The tenant is responsible for mowing the lawns and weeding the garden beds. The landlord [...]

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Fixed-Term Tenancy vs. Periodic Tenancy

Fixed-term tenancy vs periodic tenancy10/12/2018

Should I have my tenants on a fixed-term tenancy or a periodic tenancy? [...]

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6 Tips to refunding a tenants Bond

Tips to refunding a tenants bond29/11/2018

Before a tenant moves into a property, a landlord should ask the tenant to pay a Bond. A Bond is held as a security in case something goes wrong during the tenancy. When it comes to the [...]

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Preparing your home for rent checklist

Preparing your home for rent checklist22/11/2018

When it comes to renting out your home there are a lot of things that need to be done. Follow the link below to get our checklist to help make that process smoother for you.

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Why you should get a rental appraisal

Why you should get a rental appraisal08/11/2018

Our Business Development Manager, Steven Loveridge offers his view.

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5 Advertising tips to rent your property quicker to quality tenants

Tips for advertising your property for rent02/11/2018

Summer is the time of year when a lot of rental properties become available for rent. How do you stand out from the rest to attract quality tenants and get your property rented faster? 

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Subletting - the ins and outs

26/10/2018

Subletting in residential tenancies has been reported in the media in  the last couple of months, particularly as a result of  a few [...]

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Licensing, Letting Fees and the Law

Property Management law changes12/10/2018

There is an old saying about comparing apples with apples. With property management being firmly in the spotlight of late, and changes called for in licensing, letting fees and tenancy law, Harcourts Grenadier Accommodation Centre Director, Nigel Bowden, takes a look at the issues [...]

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Video marketing your investment property

Video marketing your rental property04/10/2018

When it comes to advertising rental properties, I have been rather surprised at how poorly some properties are being presented [...]

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Pets & your investment property

Pets in your investment property25/09/2018

We complete well over 1000 tenancies per year and a question we are often asked by potential tenants is, are pets allowed in the property as part of the tenancy? In most cases it is a [...]

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Ideal tenant rental references

Ideal tenant rental references18/09/2018

Applying for a rental property can feel intimidating. Most property management companies do ask for a lot of information, including personal details, proof of income and a rental reference. [...]

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Getting the price right from day one

Getting the rent price right

04/09/2018

If everything is set right, there's no reason why your property won't rent straight away. Your property will rent based on the following four things [...]

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How much will my property rent for?

How much will my property rent for?

This is one of the most common questions asked and is sometimes a difficult one to answer because there is no set rule for determining the rental value of a property. While we all have different goals when it comes to investment properties, most people invest in property to make some kind of profit […]

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