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What to do when your tenants don't pay their rent

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2022-05-17

As a landlord, receiving rent on time, every time, is one of your top priorities.


Nic Elliottyson: Your guiding voice in property management

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2022-05-03

IMG_8241-3-1In the world of property rentals, Nic Elliottyson is the Google Map voice. 


Students and young professionals shut out of shared flatting because of rental shortage

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2022-02-17

Students and young professionals are having to consider living alone as many reassess their accommodation because of a lack of suitable three- and four-bedroom rental properties for flatting.


Setting up your maintenance fund

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2021-10-06

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.


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.


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.


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.


Is property investment right for you?

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2017-08-14

The media hype surrounding property news in New Zealand can often be difficult to decipher. Headlines will sometimes scream ‘BUY’ and ‘SELL’ in the same week. Gauging the market – and your place in it - can quickly become a stressful exercise.  So how do you know if property investment is right for you?

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