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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.


3 formulas to help you budget your rental property maintenance

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-06-17

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. 


Don't forget the roof! Why roof maintenance matters

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-01-21

Whether you intend to sell your house or live in it for the next twenty years, knowing how to maintain a roof is vital to keeping your home safe, and its value growing.


ANZ offers interest-free insulation loans to landlords

By David Kneebone on 2018-04-19

The Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill now requires landlords to insulate their rental properties. While we endorse the move to ensure all tenants have a warm, dry home we recognise this is a cost to landlords. However, ANZ has come to the party with interest-free insulation loans. Lodge City Rentals General Manager, David Kneebone gets the low down on the offer.


The great investment property insulation debate

By David Kneebone on 2017-11-28

Warm, healthy homes are in demand in New Zealand and the topic has taken extra prominence since Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Labour-led coalition government took their seat at the top table last month. David Kneebone, Lodge City Rentals General Manager, explains what landlords need to know about insulating their rental properties.


4 home renovation tips to create a low maintenance property

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2017-11-07

Cleaning is a necessary evil, but with the right design decisions and materials, you could renovate your home to make it an easy, pain-free place to live in that buyers will love.


Low maintenance landscaping for the Waikato climate

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2017-10-30

If your green thumb is a seasonal thing, or just non-existent, don’t despair. Here are a few ways you can make your landscape design look great without spending hours maintaining it.


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.


Landlord or tenant: who's responsible for property maintenance?

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2017-05-24

When it comes to rental maintenance, it can be difficult to know who is responsible for what. Who is responsible for cleaning or maintaining the smoke alarms? Is it you, or the tenant? Sometimes the lines get blurry.

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