Entries by Connect Realty

Landlord Frequently Asked Questions

  New landlords and property investors come to us on a regular basis, both for advice about investing in Tauranga but also with questions about the services we provide and the fees associated with that service.  As a result of the many enquiries we receive we set up a Frequently Asked Questions page on our […]

Trade Me Property Investment Advice

  In case you weren’t aware, Trade Me provide regular market insights giving you both the latest real estate and rental statistics for New Zealand as well as property advice & news.  In one of the blogs on their site they provide simple tips on getting started in property investment.  A copy of the top 10 questions […]

New Insulation Requirements For Rental Properties

New legislation, introduced by the Government in July 2016, requires all residential rental properties in New Zealand to have insulation by July 2019. The new Residential Tenancy Act regulations will require landlords to install insulation in accordance with the insulation standard NZS 4246.  There will be exemptions, such as where it is physically impractical to […]

Rental Property Insurance – What Cover You Need

  Property Insurance has been a hot topic in the news recently.  The conversation has mostly centred around flooding and meth related damage, but over the last few years we have also heard stories relating to earthquake damaged homes in New Zealand.  A report released by Treasury last year stated that 85% of New Zealand […]

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 […]