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Healthy Homes draught stopping: when is a draught noticeable?

Under the new Healthy Homes Standards, any landlord offering a new or renewed tenancy from 1 July 2021 must ensure their home has no gaps or holes that cause noticeable draughts. But what is considered a “noticeable” draught?

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Healthy Homes Heating Standards: measuring up your responsibilities

Under the Healthy Homes Standards, landlords must provide fixed heating capable of maintaining 18 degrees celsius in the main living area of their rental properties.

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How will tenancy disputes be handled under the Healthy Homes Standards?

While the Healthy Homes Standards have brought in changes to improve the condition of New Zealand’s rental stock, not much has changed in the rental disputes process. That said, there are a few points every landlord should be aware of.

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Deanwell home gets multiple offers after unsuccessful private campaign

With a little flair and attention to detail, the team at Lodge Real Estate can help you present your property in a way that will have potential buyers flocking.   

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How the Healthy Homes Standards have changed tenancy agreements

Since the Healthy Homes Standards became law on 1 July 2019, landlords are required to provide two additional statements as part of any new or renewing tenancy agreement.

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Are there any exemptions to the Healthy Homes Standards?

As a landlord, the new Healthy Homes Standards (HHS) are a lot to wrap your head around. However, in some instances, you may be exempt from certain standards.

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Lodge Rentals July 2019 Update

It’s never been a better time to invest in real estate.

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Selling at auction is a success for riverside home

When Richard Lindsay appraised 469 River Road he analysed recent sales in the area, as well as the sweeping views of the Waikato river, size and condition of the home. He estimated the property would sell between $1.2 million and $1.3 million. This seemed like fair market value to the owner, who agreed to sell at auction.

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Get the best of both worlds – join a team that cares and be your own boss

For some people, becoming your own boss seems like a distant dream – for Julian Seager, it’s a reality.

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6 steps to work out how much you should charge for rent

Figuring out what you should charge for rent for your Hamilton investment property doesn’t have to be a number crunching game. As an investor, you want to get the biggest bang for your buck, but you also want to stay within the market expectations for the suburb your property is in to attract tenants.

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