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Considering switching property managers? It’s easier than you think.

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2021-09-13

A good property manager is worth his or her absolute weight in gold. However, not every landlord finds the perfect fit first time. If you’re struggling with your current property management company, but switching is in the ‘too hard basket’ (don’t worry, we get it!), this read is for you. Let’s delve into a few signs it’s time to find someone new, and how surprisingly easy it is to do so.


Regulations on property management: What you need to know

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2019-10-21

Recently, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has been pushing for regulation of property managers.


Lodge Rentals September 2019 Update

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2019-09-19

What information are property owners really allowed to ask tenants?


What makes a good rental?

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2018-01-23

Are you looking to get into property investment in 2018? Then it’s important to look for the RIGHT kind of properties to buy. David Kneebone, Lodge City Rentals General Manager, looks at what to consider when buying a rental to start your property portfolio.


Educating the tenant: the dos and don'ts of keeping a home warm and healthy

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2017-10-11

Warm, dry, healthy homes are a trending topic as Labour’s Healthy Homes Bill awaits its passage through parliament. The new legislation will require landlords to provide healthy homes for tenants, but the landlord’s work doesn’t stop there.


Setting up your maintenance fund

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2017-09-29

While your tenants will ensure your investment is bringing you a return, there will inevitably be maintenance and repairs required at various times. Some of these will be unexpected, others you can plan for, but either way it’s important to have finances set aside to cover these costs.


Getting started: establishing your rental property portfolio

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2017-09-14

Are you interested in property investment? Have you paid for your children’s education and now have some money, and time, to spend on yourself? Are you looking to invest in a property that gives 10-15 years of growth before you retire on that new-found property investment wealth?


7 reasons why Hamilton is the property investment city of the future

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2017-08-15

Trying to decide where to invest in property? Look no further than your own back doorstep. Hamilton is one of the best cities in New Zealand to invest in property.


Negative gearing: what is it and how does it work?

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2017-08-15

If you’re new to the world of property investment, you will likely have come across the term ‘negative gearing’. It’s often in the news, controversial and sounds quite fancy. But what does it actually mean? Here is our introductory guide to negative gearing.

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