Inspire – Trusted across the breadth of the country

Inspire – Trusted across the breadth of the country

Over the last 10 years Inspire Property Management has built a rental management company across New Zealand which landlords and tenants can trust and rely on.  We are here to serve those with investment properties and those who are looking for accommodation no matter what part of the country you maybe in.   Because of […]

Healthy Homes Guarantee Act comes into effect 2019

Healthy Homes Guarantee Act comes into effect 2019

Time is counting down to the start of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act which starts on 1 July 2019.   We want to remind all our landlords that rental properties must be insulated in the roof and under neath the flooring where applicable.  For some properties this is not possible because of either concrete flooring […]

Four Types of Property Maintenance

Four Types of Property Maintenance

“Repairs and maintenance” is often used as an umbrella term for anything that needs doing to a property, but there are actually 4 quite different categories involved, all of which should be regularly considered.   Repair – These are a reactive response to something going wrong. Examples include a blocked pipe, a broken oven or a […]

Landlord Insurance – Why and Who?

Landlord Insurance – Why and Who?

All landlord insurances aren’t built the same. The banks offer their own policy, but while there are some good inclusions, it’s the exclusions that can really hurt you. The specialist landlord policies usually offer better inclusions. So what should you watch out for?   The excess: Most claims for rent arrears equate to less than 1 […]

The Tenancy Tribunal

The Tenancy Tribunal

Have you ever attended the Tenancy Tribunal with a tenant?  If you have, you will know that waiting times can often been quite long.  As you would also be aware, you MUST have all paperwork in order and have all of your ducks in a row.   ​This would include asigned, detailed tenancy agreement, an […]

Welcome – BUT – do you have an appointment?

Welcome – BUT – do you have an appointment?

It is surprising how many landlords/property managers who do not give correct notice when visiting a property. This is not acceptable practice, and a landlord or property manager may be penalised for not giving the appropriate notice!   Imagine your tenant waking up in the morning, still in their night attire to find a landlord […]

Reasonably clean’ and understanding the Gap!

When it comes to a property being presented to a new tenant, or a tenant vacating a property it is a legislative requirement the property be ‘reasonably clean’.   So what is ‘reasonable’? This term can be hard to define but can be seen as what a reasonable person would agree as being generally clean. […]

Have you found someone to pay the rent if your tenants won’t?

Providing a Landlord with peace of mind and protection is paramount! It’s comforting to know that you can insure your rental income and be protected against risks such as loss of rent, malicious damage, accidental damage and legal liability.   There are many policies available by different providers. However you need to make sure that […]

Pets in a Rental Property

Landlords need to be cautious when a tenant requests approval for a pet, as the potential for complications is high. References for pets can be checked in the same way as other references and if approval is granted, the lease should clearly state the animal’s name, age and breed.   The lease should also specify […]

Fair Wear and Tear

I’m sure you’ve heard your property manager say “We are required to allow the tenant fair wear and tear” before. This may appear as an excuse to let the tenant get away with damaging your property but there is a way for owners to prepare for this. Rental properties should have minor refurbishment every 7-10 […]