Category: Property Management
A great story deserves a cute puppy

Best. Tenant. EVER.

Richard Horne August 23, 2019 2:30 PM (0)

Pandy (name changed to protect the innocent) was a little woman with a little husband who looked like a pirate, all tattoos and bling. They had one daughter who was about 10 and they became tenants of mine in what... Read More

Applying for Rentals

6 Hot Tips | Applying for a Rental

Richard Horne August 2, 2019 2:41 PM (0)

In some areas of New Zealand, demand for rentals so greatly outstrips supply that landlords often have a very hard time choosing between suitable applicants. It's also just as frustrating if you're a tenant and despite making heaps of applications,... Read More

Love Your Work

Richard Horne July 14, 2019 3:54 PM (0)

I've been in Property Management for more than 18 years. In fact it's turned out to be the longest run I've had at anything, to be frank. Yet I often get told "I wouldn't want your job" or "It must... Read More

Well, THAT's different!

Expect the Unexpected

Richard Horne June 13, 2019 3:37 PM (0)

Have you ever had your expectations all set up, only to have your hopes dashed when faced with the reality of it all? You know, when you finally pluck up the courage to ask out the prettiest girl in your... Read More

Letting Fees ban in New Zealand

The Naked Truth about Rental Management Fees

Richard Horne December 6, 2018 11:06 PM (0)

Are you in the market for a property manager to take over your rental property? One of the main challenges is going to be finding out what they actually charge you. Of course, some due diligence on your part will... Read More

#managemypropertyNZ

Bet You Didn’t Know THAT!

Richard Horne November 23, 2018 9:30 PM (0)

Media Glare Property Managers are melting under the glare of the media spotlight at the moment. It seems every media content provider has got it in for the property management industry. However, the environment in which a rental property operates... Read More

Letting Fees – A Brave New World

Richard Horne November 5, 2018 1:05 PM (0)

The ban on Letting Fees being charged to tenants will be effective just before Christmas. The question now speculating in the minds of many rental owners is: "Am I going to be charged the letting fee from now on?" Background... Read More

Quotes for Maintenance Jobs

Richard Horne November 1, 2018 9:34 AM (0)

For maintenance work that may cost more than twice the limit set in your Management Authority (usually $500) we can get a quote from one of our accredited trade suppliers. It’s completely understandable that you may want to get quotes... Read More

Is Technology Making Us Lazy?

Richard Horne October 3, 2018 8:42 AM (0)

The technology that’s at your fingertips is amazing! Smartphones have transformed our lives, invading every corner of the human condition. Software apps are being created every day. Android users are able to choose between 2.8 million apps, while Apple's App... Read More

AirBnB – Threat or Opportunity?

Richard Horne September 20, 2018 10:50 AM (0)

Would you let your tenant list a room in your rental property and make money off it through AirBnB? In a recent discussion on an Australian Property management chatroom, the (almost…!) unanimous response was NO! No, no, no, no, no,... Read More