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30 questions to ask before you hire your next property manager

One of the most important thing you can do for your portfolio is to appoint the best property manager to look after it. The right property manager not only help you maintain your cash return but also plays a pivotal part in growing the overall value of your portfolio. Related: Vesna Wells - Investing in a property manager Finding the right person who is going to look after y... read more
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How to interview for your next property manager?

Aside from those who operate as part of a licensed real estate agency, property managers in New Zealand are largely unregulated. While this promotes a culture of consumer choice, the lack of uniformity in service delivery standards can cause landlords more headache than what a management package is worth. A good property manager is a valuable asset to your portfolio, a bad one is th... read more
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Vesna Wells: Investing in a property manager

Having bought the first investment property there may be a tendency to do things the good old fashioned DIY Kiwi way. Maybe a bit of painting or other DIY, finding a tenant by advertising the property, conducting an initial inspection, being familiar enough with the legislation throughout the whole process to be safe (tenancy application, tenancy agreement, bonds, what landlord... read more
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Hot-bedding: What landlords need to know

You are undoubtedly aware of the media's latest interest in hot-bedding being a way for tenants to meet accommodation costs. While there is no reliable data on how prevalent it is, hot-bedding in rentals does happen and here are some important information for landlords to be well aware of. What is hot-bedding? Hot-bedding is a practice, often in rental accommodations, whereby multiple... read more
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What is fair wear and tear?

Unlike most commercial leases which can require tenants to leave the property as they found it, residential landlords are expected to inherit fair wear and tear by the tenants at our own costs. It goes without saying that there is a very fine line between fair wear and tear and what constitutes damages. Understandably both parties to a residential tenancy have good reasons to take a diagram... read more
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10 warning signs of a bad tenant

Because appearances can be deceptive and landlords risk being taken for a ride, here are some warning signs of a bad tenant to watch out for: The friend - Pay attention to the old adage that you should never do business with family or friends. Your friend is not automatically a bad tenant, he is just a bad tenant for you. Residential tenancy is a business and during the normal cours... read more
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How to stop tenants from 'breaking-bad'?

It was one of those shows that is entertaining on the telly but an absolute nightmare in real life. It goes without saying that Breaking Bad has hit a raw nerve in the landlord community. Residential rental properties are considered prime locations for clandestine meth labs. The high risks of fire, explosion, and toxic fumes make weekly rental payments almost negligible. More troubling s... read more
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Tenancy Agreements In Terms Of Debt Collection

by Craeg Williams Choosing the right tenant is not always the easiest process. Landlords are often in the position of choosing from applicants who are not perfect but will hopefully prove to be adequate. Once you hace chosen the best applicant on merit, it is time for the background check. Remember the references they provide may be the only way to track the tenant down if they do end up doi... read more
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Watercare Should Accept Both Landlords And Tenants As Customers: An Open Letter To Amanda Snow

Amanda I am contacting you regarding your story on Tenant's water bills. Your analysis is correct, in that the Landlord is currently responsible for the fixed portion of the Watercare charges and the tenant is responsible for the variable portion. This division of liability has been fully covered in the Landlording education programs run by Property Investor Associations, and all competent... read more
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Love Thy Tenants And Thou Shalt Be Rewarded

Last night we had our inaugural APIA landlord tenant round table discussion at the North Auckland meeting group. The panel consisted of landlords, tenants and those who are both a landlord and a tenant. While we accept that the Residential Tenancies Act outline the legal framework within which landlords and tenants must operate, at the end of the day, residential tenancy is about people ... read more

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Mathieu Holt- Managing Director, The Tenancy Practice Service & TPS Credit Control
Through the Association I found the channels and methods to fund the purchase of property I never dreamed about. Grant Brown

All round it has been one of those things Neil and I felt was really worthwhile belonging to. We have learned so much it has just built our confidence in what we are doing.

Janice Bieleski
I read two articles in the monthly magazine that saved me over $5,000. That is my membership fee for the next 26 years and I am sure I will learn a whole lot more! John Duncan
Fantastic organisation. The networking opportunities are brilliant and provide us with information and opportunities that cannot be obtained anywhere else. We learn something new at every meeting and we've been in this game for nearly 20 years. Pauline and Gyanen Kumar

I find the information obtained from various APIA meetings very useful in guiding my own property investment and rental management.  I also enjoy the networking opportunities with like-minded investors.  I am inspired by other investors’ success and find the more experiences and knowledge that I share with others, the more confident I become.  

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Stella Shao

I like talking to people and learning from their experience because it gives me the confidence to invest well. I think it is a knowledge thing. I now know I am doing things the right way.

Stephen Weatherall

My APIA membership has become a total success.

Every time I attend a monthly or regional meeting I come away with so many useful and positive tips that have added value to my property investments and management.

Not only that, the website is a great place for practical advice and useful information. It has now evolved into an important resource for my business.

Talk about value for money! The discounts I have been getting at Bunnings when I present my APIA membership card have more than paid for my annual subscription!

Tim Duffett, Plan A Investments Limited