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GOOD YIELD APARTMENT DEVELOPMENTS ARE IN ABUNDANCE 

Some of the latest residential apartments, currently under construction in Auckland, really are stunning. They offer an exceptional standard of living and include community creating spaces situated within their boundaries. They are eco aware, high-end, spacious & affordable. As rents continue to rise in the inner...

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HOW HAS THE UNITARY PLAN PROPOSAL AFFECTED THE VIADUCT AREA AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR CURRENT OWNERS & RESIDENTS? 

There were several interested parties who submitted recommendations to the Auckland Council over the past few years, with regards to the future of the Viaduct Harbour area and the results are, that a new sub precinct (Sub Precinct C) has been created which is inclusive of the following apartment buildings; Lighter Quay, Latitude 37, The Point,...

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ARE YOU ACHIEVING BEST MARKET RENT? 

Are you getting the best market rent level for your apartment compared to the same sized apartments in your building or area? Many of the Viaduct Harbour apartment buildings have now been established for 15+ years and for those apartments that have been leased out to tenants for a good portion of that time, if not all, it would...

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SIZE - DOES IT MATTER?  

The Independent Hearing Panel’s recommendations on the Unitary Plan are soon to be decided upon by the Auckland Council. If their recommendations are adopted then Auckland is on the brink of an up & out expansion. In short - there will be a greater number of apartments developed not only in the inner city, but also in urban areas...

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INSPECTIONS & INSURANCE 

OF WHAT BENEFIT IS IT TO DO REGULAR INSPECTIONS? Regular property inspections are a must to keep on top of regular maintenance & repairs required within a property, so as to reduce the often greater cost of issues that arise and go unchecked. Property inspections also give landlords (& Property Managers) peace of mind...

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THE HYPE ABOUT RESIDUAL METH 

While it is easy to get caught up in the potential health risks associated with meth contamination of property, it is also important to establish the facts from unbiased professionals with scientific back up. Andrew King, Executive Officer of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation has recently published the following article with regards...

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NEW RESIDENTIAL TENANCY REGULATIONS - SMOKE ALARMS AND INSULATION REQUIREMENTS 

The Residential Tenancies Regulations have been amended, effective from 1 July 2016, in respect of smoke alarms and insulation for residential tenancies in New Zealand. The objective of these changes is to make NZ homes ‘warmer, drier and safer.’ What does it mean for landlords? From 1 July...

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