Entries by Connect Realty

Investment Property – Moving Into New Builds

This article written by Miriam Bell and posted on Landlords.co.nz is an excellent article for Landlords who have been put off by LVR restrictions recently introduced.  In the article Ms Bell explains why new builds are exempt from the restrictions and why they are a great option for investment property. “New build properties are exempt […]

Why You Should Use A Property Manager

  Thanks to new legislation introduced over the last few years there has been increasing costs for landlords.  As a result, many landlords often wonder if they’re doing the right thing using the services of a Property Manager, and think they can save money by carrying out the service themselves.  However, we believe that one […]

Tauranga Rental Properties

Here are our current Mount Maunganui  & Tauranga rental properties as of March 2017: Central Mount Home Recently redecorated in a super location close to beach and shops. 3 bedrooms – Master bedroom upstairs with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, and 2 bedrooms downstairs. The living area has a wood fire and the kitchen is […]

Preparing Your Rental Property For Tenants

  We have rented some absolutely stunning Tauranga homes over the years, and we pride ourselves on only managing quality properties and fantastic tenants!  One thing we always ensure is that our rental properties are in a great shape before we advertise them.  Of course we can get very fussy on what we consider ‘great […]

A Property Manager Explains ‘Fair Wear & Tear’

  As a general rule, tenants are not liable for damage to their rented property caused by “fair wear and tear”.  As property managers it is our job to assess wear and tear on a property and decide what is ‘fair’.  Thanks to our many years of property management we have become ‘dab’ hands’ at […]

New Smoke Alarm Regulations For NZ Landlords

  In July this year new smoke alarm regulations were introduced in New Zealand.  These regulations state that smoke alarms are compulsory in all rental homes. Not only are they compulsory but Landlords must also have the right type of smoke alarms installed in the right places to meet new regulations. Connect Realty will ensure […]

Government Set To Amend The Residential Tenancy Act

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced that the Government is considering changes to the Residential Tenancy Act over when property damage costs can be reclaimed from tenants. Dr Smith was quoted as saying “This review has been prompted by recent court decisions and Tenancy Tribunal rulings, which have sparked confusion over how […]

Tauranga Property Update September 2016

  The latest QV House Price Index figures were released this week and the Bay hit another record high over August. Average house price for a Tauranga property is $633,638, up 28.5% from the same time in 2015. Nationwide the average is $612,527.  The figures show that every suburb in Tauranga saw property values increase […]