Keeping Your Rental Property in Good Shape

There is already a lot going on for residential property investors when it comes to maintaining their properties to an acceptable standard.  Are you aware there big changes?

From 1 July 2019 all rental properties are required under legislation to have ceiling and underfloor heating, with EECA, the government agency responsible for energy efficiency and conservation, being tasked to promote the government’s Healthy Homes Programme.  Investors who own rental properties need to stay up to date with their legal obligations, EECA’s websites are definitely worth reading.

Below are a couple of links to websites you could check out:

Setting up your rental property in advance of this increasing compliance focus gives a strong foundation for not just keeping it in good shape, but also in protecting those who live in it, and you as their landlord.  There will always be a cost to do this, however if ignored the cost can be much greater.

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There are obvious day-to-day things that are front of mind when it comes to a healthy home including:

  • Keeping your home warm and dry
  • Saving on power bills, etc

However, there are less obvious aspects that can be overlooked, especially after a property has been rented for some time.  No one wants to wake up to the news that their property has been the cause of a tragedy.

Here at Quinovic Property Management Parnell, we take our responsibilities to look after our tenants very seriously, and this includes having robust systems in place to make sure ongoing maintenance is taken care of, such as:

  • Electrical and gas work is properly certified
  • Appliances are serviced regularly
  • Heat pumps are cleaned regularly
  • Chimneys are checked and swept regularly
  • Smoke alarms are checked and serviced
  • Insulation meets the required standards

As well as the primary focus being the safety of tenants and their families, our maintenance programmes reduce the risk for landlords, including where there are any insurance claims, that these are approved.

For more advice or information about our residential property management services, follow the link below to get in touch with Quinovic Property Management Parnell:

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Reputable Property Managers in Parnell (Auckland, NZ)

Quinovic Property Management in Auckland has earned an enviable reputation for providing over 20 years of reliable property and tenant management for residential properties.

Our range of property management services is extensive, modern and well regarded by our rental property owners and investors.  As evidenced by the fact that our residential property management business tends to grow through word of mouth of our existing client base.

Specialised property account management ensures we can integrate all of the Quinovic property services to provide the complete management  service for you and your rented property.

To contact the specialist property management team call Quinovic Parnell.

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Property Management Auckland

Quinovic Parnell property managers have returned from their christmas break as have a number of property owners, and business is very busy. Many of our new clients read our blog about self managing rental property, rent arrears, choosing the right property manager etc last year and are now coming to us to take the pressure and worry off them. Fortunately we are very well resourced at Quinovic Parnell and have the capacity for lots of  new business this year. In fact there is a growing demand for rental properties and definitely a shortage of well presented and well maintained houses, townhouses and apartments.  We have already taken on new clients and as well as those who read our blog we have a number of referrals from current clients. Property management in Auckland should definitely be the job of a professional property manager who can ensure rents are paid on time every time, rents are reviewed and kept up to market, properties are maintained, tenants meet their obligations and legal requirements are met.

On another but related note. Owners of Quinovic Property Management Parnell, Mary and David Vinsen recently sold their house so they could move to Parnell and rent a property there. Ironically they had to look beyond their own property portfolio to find a suitable rental property because everything they had on file was rented long term. Luckily they have found a home and in the process found some new properties to manage. They are now looking for tenants wanting high quality elegant homes in the $1000 to $2000 per week rent bracket as well as more properties in the $500 to $1000 per week bracket.

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A Day in The Life of a Property Manager

Here at Quinovic Parnell it is fun and always busy. Our three property managers are right on top of their game with zero rent arrears, all property inspections up to date, rent reviews up to date and lots of spring property maintenance and upgrades in process. They love what they do and it shows in their work results. So here’s to Chris, Gordon and Thomas for their focus and dedication to our clients – property owners and tenants.

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