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Watercare - Pay fixed charges annually

By Pedersens Property Management on June 13th, 2019.

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Do you still need to insulate your rental property by 1 July 2019?

By Tennille Pedersen on March 29th, 2019.

Do you still need to insulate your rental property by 1 July 2019?

Yes.

Compliance time frames for the existing 2016 insulation requirements remain in place and every rental property must have the required insulation by 1 July 2019 or must meet the conditions for exemption.

In this article we discuss everything you need to know about what is required, how to ensure your rental property is compliant in order to avoid a $4,000 fine and what impact the new Healthy Homes Standards will have on insulation in rental properties.
 

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The Healthy Homes Standards – What landlords need to know

By Tennille Pedersen on March 22nd, 2019.

The Healthy Homes Standards were released in February 2019 and set minimum requirements in rental properties for insulation, heating, ventilation, moisture ingress, drainage and draught-stopping.

In this article we discuss everything you need to know.....


 
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The Insulation Deadline is Looming – Is Your Rental Property Ready?

By Tennille Pedersen on October 5th, 2018.


Tenancy Compliance Investigation Team take ‘zero tolerance' policy to enforce new standards......


 

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Have your say on the proposed reforms to the RTA and the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill

By Tennille Pedersen on September 27th, 2018.

As a Landlord make sure you have your say on the proposed reforms to the RTA and the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill before it’s too late....

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New government – New expectations – New rules - Property Finance and Meth Webinar

By Kris Pedersen on June 15th, 2018.

What's happening in property finance, what meth testing levels should I be following, and what are my latest non-bank finance options?
 
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Does your rental property require an Asbestos Management Plan?

By Tennille Pedersen on April 27th, 2018.

Why Asbestos is an issue Landlords need to know about?

The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 states that if Asbestos is in the workplace, a plan is required for that workplace by the 4th April 2018.

 

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Are Auckland rents sky rocketing?

By Tennille Pedersen on February 15th, 2018.

Will rents rise in 2018?

In our opinion, the answer is yes they will. An under supply of new houses being built to meet the current demand, continued high levels of immigration, lending restrictions on investors and the new changes the Labour Government is looking to implementl....


 
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Being a 2018 Landlord in a Labour led Government

By Tennille Pedersen on November 16th, 2017.

The end of the year is fast approaching, 2018 is just around the corner and the New Year brings with it uncertainty, change and potential opportunity for NZ Landlords and Property Investors.

Auckland has experienced extensive capital gains.....
 

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Tenancy Tribunal wrecking ball decisions smashed unsuspecting Landlord

By David Faulkner on October 12th, 2017.

On the 27th April 2017 at the Tenancy Tribunal in Dunedin, adjudicator Wilson made a ruling on a case that has sent alarm bells ringing and many think the ruling was grossly unfair.....

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Property Investors Respond To Call For Tighter WOF

By Property Blogs on October 6th, 2017.

Renters United, a tenancy advocacy party based in Wellington sparked a new discussion on PropertyTalk recently; namely their recent pre-election initiative asking all political parties to respond to questions on their housing policy. The answers were then published .....
 

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Auckland Council Offers Funding for Insulation

By Tennille Pedersen on July 22nd, 2017.


Great news for Landlords, Auckland Councils Retrofit Your Home Programme will now allow Owners to have the insulation costs of up to $5,000 included in their rates and paid off over 9 years. There will be an interest rate applied of 6.60%, although you.....



 
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Should I Meth Test my Property?

By Tennille Pedersen on May 24th, 2016.

Meth in rental properties is currently a big topic of discussion with many varying opinions. More and more we are seeing tenants who are better educated about the serious health effects of .....
 

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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.


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


 
 
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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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