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Strong rental demand for 2023, why tenant selection is key and preparing for the EOFY

By Jason Waugh on 2023-02-13


As schools re-open, the long weekends pass and routines are put in place, for many February often feels like the ‘real’ start of the year. But over here at Lodge City Rentals, our year started on 4 January, with our team clocking up a busy month fielding 2,813 tenant enquiries, facilitating 1,039 property viewings, reviewing 1,128 tenancy applications and signing up 132 new tenancies.


As 2022 wraps up, we’re looking ahead to a promising new year

By Jason Waugh on 2022-12-14

After a high letting month in November, with enquiries, viewings, applications and signed leases all trending upwards, our team are keeping up the momentum as we close out the year.


Tenants lock in their new homes for 2023, providing investment opportunities for switched-on landlords

By Jason Waugh on 2022-11-14

As we roll through November, we’ve seen property viewings and tenancy applications rise over the last month, as the number of empty properties in our portfolio remains low.


Team achievements and insights from our Investors Seminar

By Jason Waugh on 2022-10-26

October has brought with it some key achievements for our team to celebrate, with our top three property managers for the last quarter named at our recent Lodge Awards. Join me in congratulating Zack Cathcart, Jordan Slight and Sophie Orr for their hard work over this period.


Investors: It’s time to dust off your wallets as the property market springs back to life

By Jason Waugh on 2022-09-22

At Lodge City Rentals, we’re coming out of winter with a positive outlook, ready for a busy spring in the lead up to the end of 2022. In August we saw a noticeable uptick in our regularly tracked stats, with new tenancies, tenant enquiries and applications following the upwards trend.


Refer a friend offer, the medium density housing standards and identifying market bargains

By Jason Waugh on 2022-08-21

It’s been another busy month at Lodge City Rentals, with our team kept humming by fielding enquiries, holding property viewings and signing new tenancies. In exciting news for Hamilton’s growth: 35% of our July leases were signed to people moving from outside the city. This is the highest percentage we’ve ever seen.


Celebrating National Property Managers' Day, plus rental oversupply not applicable to Hamilton

By Jason Waugh on 2022-07-14

The start of July brought with it a reason to celebrate for our Lodge Rentals team, in the form of the inaugural National Property Managers’ Day. Initiated by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), it was a day to recognise the hard work our property managers and administration team put in to deliver great service to our landlords and tenants.


Buoyant Hamilton rental market bucks nationwide oversupply trend

By Jason Waugh on 2022-07-13

Hamilton’s rental property market continues to be strong, despite evidence of the rental oversupply reported in other major New Zealand cities, says the general manager of Hamilton’s largest property management company.


Accidental landlords, and Hamilton proves it's the place to be

By Jason Waugh on 2022-06-14

As we approach the midpoint of 2022 and a traditionally slower period for the residential rental market, we’re seeing nothing of the sort here at Lodge City Rentals. Nearly all our May stats increased on the previous month, including a considerable jump in the number of tenant applications received. Our team leased 143 properties during May and saw good growth in our portfolio, which will assist the numerous people contacting us daily looking for rentals.


Team achievements, and as the weather cools we talk new heating regulations

By Jason Waugh on 2022-05-18
The end of April marks a time for celebration here at Lodge City Rentals, as we recognise our team’s achievements over the 2021/2022 financial year at our Lodge Annual Awards. This year saw our top three property managers named as:
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