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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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3 formulas to help you budget your rental property maintenance

Budgeting for property repairs and maintenance can be challenging. No two properties are the same—a lot of variables come into play. However, if you’re hunting for a ballpark figure, here are three formulas that might help. 

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How to maintain your investment property and protect its value

Maintaining your investment property is in your best interests both in terms of attracting and keeping good tenants, and retaining the value of the property over time. 

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5 best renovations to increase rent and attract good tenants

Not all renovations are equal in the eyes of your tenants. Some offer more value than others, all of which influences how much they’re willing to pay to rent your property.

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Work hard, reap the rewards

With 30 years in the real estate game, Richard Lindsay reckons there’s one thing all successful real estate agents have in common: they don’t mind a bit of hard work.

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