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What You Might Not Know About Landlord Insurance
Think you know all there is about landlord insurance? Here are some interesting facts that might just surprise you.
30 November 2023
Coalition Agreement: Important Policy Updates You Need to Know
If you are a landlord in New Zealand, there is finally some good news. The government has recently announced some policy updates likely to ease the financial pressure you might be facing as a rental property owner.
27 November 2023
Mastering Tenant Selection: A Landlord's Guide to Getting It Right
Picking the right tenant can feel overwhelming. You want someone reliable and respectful, but where do you start? And how do you make sure you're playing fair? Here, we explain why it's so crucial to keep bias out of the mix, why a steady and systematic approach is your best bet, and what your insurance provider is likely to expect from you.
1 November 2023
Retaliatory Notices: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Retaliatory Notices can really put you in hot water. It's important to understand what they are, know the implications, and how to avoid them.
31 October 2023
The National Win and Its Impact on Landlords
New Zealand's landlords are on the brink of a fresh start.
25 October 2023
Staying Ahead of Compliance: Common Oversights and Solutions for NZ Landlords
Private landlords in New Zealand are constantly navigating a maze of rules and regulations. Understanding and adhering to tenancy laws isn't just a matter of ethics; it's a legal requirement.
10 October 2023
How to Choose the Right Tenants for Your Rental Property
Finding the right tenant is more than just business, it's also an investment in peace of mind. But how can you be sure you're making the best choice? We wanted to share our top 4 tips to make finding the right tenants less stressful for self-managing landlords like yourself.
19 September 2023
How will the Residential Property Managers Bill affect self-managing landlords?
The new legislation targets residential property managers but somewhat unexpectedly affects some self-managing landlords.
30 August 2023
What are the ingredients to good property management?
Property management, when performed well, can make investing in property an absolute breeze, but when managed poorly, it can leave landlords and tenants tearing their hair out.
21 August 2023
How to find previous tenant checks
Completed tenant checks will be moved to your tenant check archive where they are stored for record-keeping purposes. Your tenant checks will be available in your archive unless otherwise deleted.
21 July 2023
How to find your previous listings
When a listing is removed on myRent it gets withdrawn as an active listing and marked as rented on our website. The listing is then moved from your dashboard to your listing archive which you can access it through your dashboard. Your listing will remain in your archive unless otherwise deleted.
21 July 2023
How to remove the end of tenancy date on your tenancy
If your tenancy has been scheduled to end in myRent and is no longer ending or was scheduled to end in error, you can reset the end date by following the steps below:
21 July 2023
What Can Landlords Do If the Tenant Refuses to Move Out
When a tenant refuses to vacate at the agreed end date, it can disrupt your plans, affect your ability to find new tenants or carry out necessary maintenance, and may even cause financial losses.
15 July 2023
Avoiding Legal Troubles: 6 Actions Landlords Must Avoid
Being a landlord comes with many responsibilities, including understanding and adhering to the laws and regulations that apply to rental properties. Failing to comply with these legal obligations can result in severe consequences, including legal disputes, financial penalties, and damage to one's reputation.
12 July 2023
Debt-to-Income Ratio Regulations: Will They Be Enforced?
The Reserve Bank has released the finalised framework for debt-to-income (DTI) restrictions on residential mortgage lending. Here's why it's important and what you need to know.
20 April 2023
Navigating Change: What to do when circumstances change after the landlord gives the notice to terminate?
Life can be unpredictable, and plans do change. Changing circumstances can be especially challenging when a landlord has already given their notice to end the tenancy. In such a situation, it is important to understand the legal implications and how to handle the situation effectively.
30 January 2023
12 ways to terminate a tenancy agreement
There are multiple reasons why a landlord or a tenant would want to end their tenancy. It is important to understand the rules that apply to different situations.
29 January 2023
The Landlord's Guide to Managing Unexpected Issues Before a Tenancy Begins
A landlord is responsible for ensuring that their rental property is in good condition and ready for their tenants to move in on the agreed-upon start date. However, unforeseen problems, such as a major plumbing issue, can cause delays or disrupt your tenants' plans. In this article, we will discuss what happens to the tenancy in the case of a major unforeseen issue before the start date and provide tips for landlords on handling this situation.
21 December 2022
Most common disputes between landlords and tenants
While the landlord-tenant relationship is often a productive and harmonious one, disputes can and do arise. Some of the most common disputes between landlords and tenants involve rent payments, bond refunds, maintenance and repair, pets, access to the rental property, and termination of tenancies.
17 December 2022
Steps for Landlords to Take When Severe Weather Damages Your Rental Property
As a landlord, it's important to be prepared for the unexpected. Severe weather can cause significant damage to your rental property, and it's important to have a plan in place to respond to any damage. In this post, we'll cover the steps that landlords should take if their rental is damaged in severe weather, including contacting their insurance company, making temporary repairs, and working with tenants to repair the damage.
17 December 2022
How Landlords Can Detect and Address Smoking in the Rental Property
As a landlord, knowing if your tenants are smoking inside the property is important. There may be some implications if your tenants breach the terms of their tenancy agreement. In this post, we will explore some common signs that tenants may be smoking inside the property and strategies for addressing this issue.
16 December 2022
How landlords can minimise no-shows at property viewings?
As a landlord, you know that time is money. That's why no-shows at property viewings can be incredibly frustrating - they waste your time and can prevent you from finding the right tenant for your property. In this post, we'll explore some effective strategies for minimising no-shows and ensuring that your property viewings run smoothly.
16 December 2022
Navigating Tenant Divorce: Advice for Landlords
As a landlord, you may encounter a situation where your tenants are going through a divorce. This can present several complications for you as the property owner, including potential disputes over rent payments or damage to the property. Therefore, it's important to understand your rights as a landlord in these situations and minimise disruption to the tenancy.
15 December 2022