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Ban letting fees? I don’t think so

By David Kneebone: 2018-04-20

Housing Minister Phil Twyford wants to ban letting fees. David Kneebone, General Manager of Lodge City Rentals, outlines why that is a bad idea.

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7 top tips for turning your home into a rental

By David Kneebone: 2018-03-27

First time landlord? David Kneebone, General Manager of Lodge City Rentals, shares his advice on stepping onto the property investment ladder.

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What makes a good rental?

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2018-01-24

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.

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Focus: Healthy Homes Bill – what does it mean for you?

By David Kneebone: 2017-12-20

The Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill has had its time in Parliament and is now coming into effect. David Kneebone, Lodge City Rentals General Manager, looks at what this means for landlords.

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The great insulation debate

By David Kneebone: 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.

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Pets and property: the pros and cons of allowing animals in your rental property

By David Kneebone: 2017-10-19

Offering pet-friendly homes could mean your rental is hot property but what of the damage caused by furry friends asks Lodge City Rentals General Manager, David Kneebone.

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Educating the tenant: the dos and don'ts of keeping a home warm and healthy

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 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.

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Dear Jacinda: landlords offer a valuable service

By David Kneebone: 2017-09-12

David Kneebone, General Manager of Lodge City Rentals, shares his thoughts on the political policies surrounding properties that have caused heated debate in this year’s election.

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How do I upgrade my property investment portfolio?

Tighter lending and a flattening housing market means that it’s not as easy to grow a property investment portfolio as it was a few years ago. But that doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel. Buying rental properties is still a great way to build wealth. These days, we just need to be smarter about how we grow our property portfolios.

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Capital gains or rental yield: which is better for investors?

Capital gains and rental yield—they’re the two best tools for determining whether a property is a worthwhile investment. If you’ve already got one or two investment properties, you’re probably alre//'''''''''ady familiar with these number-crunching accessories. But the question often debated is, which is better for building a property portfolio?

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