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A guide to managing a rental property

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-11-03

New to managing a rental property? After reading this guide you'll know exactly what your legal responsibilities as a landlord are.

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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.

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Healthy Homes draught stopping: when is a draught noticeable?

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-10-09

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

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-10-02

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?

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-09-25

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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How the Healthy Homes Standards have changed tenancy agreements

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-09-18

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?

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-09-11

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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A guide to the Healthy Homes Standards

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-09-04

This guide includes everything that you need to know about the new Healthy Homes Standards and what it means for landlords.

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Lodge Rentals August 2019 Update

By David Kneebone on 2019-08-21

The healthy homes standards are in full effect – but do you know them as well as you think?

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

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-06-24

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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