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A Dwelling Must be Lawful to be Tenanted is Yours?

Are you charging rent for a converted garage, granny flat, have a commercial premises being used for residential...or more? Check out the latest Bill changes to the RTA to ensure you are not left owing $1000s..

Martin's October Update

Here in Christchurch we have adapted to a new normal as we learn to live with the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. Life as a property manager has changed considerably but it is not all bad...

Rental Properties Warrant of Fitness

Following the recent release of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group’s report which recommended that residential rental properties should be regulated by way of a “warrant of fitness” rating mechanism the New Zealand Property Investors Federation lodged a written submission strongly opposing the proposal. Key elements of the Federation’s feedback included arguments that...

New team members

We welcome our new team members who have joined us over the past few months. Amy Ziolo has joined us as Property Manager and we have two new Assistant Property Managers – Julie Thomas and Shona O’Donnell. These lovely ladies have a passion for property, an eye for detail and good senses of humour.We are nicely settled into our new offices at 84 Blenheim Road and welcome you to pop in and see us! We also have two new yellow sign-written A1 cars on the road and a new website enabling tenants to easily search our available rentals and contact us for maintenance or any other tenancy queries –

Christchurch’s Rental Squeeze

Since the major Earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, Christchurch has experienced a shortage in new builds and residential property. Now, however, the city is focused on rebuilding and is expected to play a key role in New Zealand's economy creating more jobs both inside and outside the region. This will only continue to put pressure on the demand the city’s rental properties...

Chch needs over 36,000 new houses

The pressure on Christchurch's housing market should ease within the next three years with an expected 30,000 sections coming on the market. Another 12,000 sections are expected to be available over the following 12 years, potentially providing the earthquake-hit region with about 42,000 more homes by 2028.

Market predictions 2013 – Is this the year to buy?

2013 looks to be an interesting year for property investors. There will be opportunities for those looking to increase their portfolios.

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