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Credit Checks - Part 2. What to look for in a credit check

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on February 11th, 2015.

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When assessing a prospective Tenants credit check there are key things that you want to look for:


 
 

Credit Checks - Part 1. Should I credit check my prospective Tenant?

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on February 11th, 2015.


Credit checks are a vital tool for assessing your risk when selecting a new Tenant for your rental property.  While a prospective Tenant may appear.....

 
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Rental Property Repairs and Maintenance

By Tennille Pedersen on October 8th, 2014.

The Risks of Failing to Take Action - Even with the very best of Tenants every rental property will require .....

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Periodic or Fixed Term Tenancy?

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on August 19th, 2014.

It’s important to ensure that you fully understand both the Landlords and Tenants rights before offering a Periodic or Fixed term Tenancy. A Tenancy Agreement is a legally binding contract and failure to .....
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5 Tips for Successful Tenanting of Your Rental Property

By Tennille Pedersen on August 6th, 2014.


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Have an effective marketing strategy to ensure you are attracting the right type of Tenant for your property. For example..... 
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Buying a Rental Property with Tenants

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on July 24th, 2014.


When purchasing a rental property should you keep the existing Tenant on? This is a really good question and often in our experience the answer can be yes so long as the right process is followed.
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Who is Responsible for Mould in a Rental Property?

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on July 10th, 2014.


Dampness, mould and mildew can be a big problem for rental homes at this time of year and especially for homes in Auckland which is renowned for having very damp and wet winters....
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Landlord Rights and Landlord Responsibilities

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on June 26th, 2014.


When investing in a rental property it’s important to understand what your rights and responsibilities are as a Landlord.....
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How much can a landlord increase rent?

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on June 17th, 2014.


It’s important to review your rents regularly in order to achieve the highest possible return on your investment. As a rule we review our rents every 6-12 months and we recommend issuing a rent increase at least once every 12 months, even if it is just $5.
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Pest Infestations – Who is Responsible?

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on June 5th, 2014.


At the start of any Tenancy the property must be given to a Tenant free of vermin and infestation, if your Tenant has only recently moved in and is experiencing a problem of the pest kind, then it would be the responsibility of the.....
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Giving Notice to Access a Tenanted Property

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on June 4th, 2014.


It is surprising how many Landlords who (all be it innocently) do not give the correct written notice when entering a rental property.
 
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Serving Notices to Tenants

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on June 3rd, 2014.


While being a very boring topic, serving notices to Tenants without allowing the required time for the notice to be received can sometimes result in the Landlord being ordered to pay the Tenant financial compensation.
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Do BAD Tenants Target Private Landlords?

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on May 14th, 2014.


In short, yes they do.  It’s not to say that privately managed properties only attract a poor pool of tenants to choose from.  But without a doubt, bad tenants can and do .....
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New Eviction Process Putting Landlords at Risk

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on April 30th, 2014.

Changes have just come into effect that mean Landlords will now be required to pay a $200 fee in order to have a Bailiff carry out a Tenant eviction.....
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Discrimination - How to avoid getting a $4k fine!

Topics: Landlord Advice

By Tennille Pedersen on April 24th, 2014.

People often say they do not discriminate, but the reality is that often they do without even realising it. Under the RTA discrimination is an unlawful act and can carry a fine of .....
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