Question Eight of 9 Questions to ask when choosing a property manager.

9  Questions to ask when choosing a property manager

(The questions they don’t want you to ask!)

Question eight:  Can current financial information be checked online at any time?

 Many property management firms will report only monthly, once they’ve paid the rent to the owner. Many rental property financial statements do not provide detailed information. This can make it difficult to plan rental cashflows or simply to check on past transactions. It’s your money, so you deserve access to information regarding it when you desire.

Quinovic provides detailed and up-to-the minute financial reporting on a secure client-access area on our website. This is not simply a collection of previous financial reports, but is like internet banking reporting, allowing you to view all transactions between selected dates. You can do this 24hours per day, 375 days per year. Quinovic clients are better informed and more in control of the financial details relating to their property.

Contact us today for a rental appraisal and management proposal.  We consider all assignments for long term rental property management, whether you have one rental property, an apartment block, or several rental properties. Going overseas and  looking for a property manager to look after your property asset?

David Vinsen & Mary Vinsen  Quinovic Parnell. We manage properties in Auckland, Central Auckland, Parnell, Remuera, Eastern Bays, Dannemora, Botany Downs to name a few areas.

AVOIDING RENTAL PROPERTY TRAPS (Property owners / Renting a home)

You’ve decided to rent out a property but are you aware of the pitfalls?

While “letting agents” and some real estate agents can rent out your property for a fee paid by the tenant, that may be all they do.

Mary and David Vinsen, owners of Auckland-wide property management company Quinovic in Parnell, say many new landlords are unaware that owning rental properties requires proper and often timeconsuming management.

“Some property owners discover to their consternation that management involves more than just letting premises and hopefully collecting rent,” Mary Vinsen says. “For example, how do you ensure that your tenants are reliable rent-payers or that your property is maintained and left in the condition it was rented at he end of the tenancy?” she asks. “Who monitors condition, organises maintenance, collects and accounts for rent and expenses for end of year financials? Generally, not a letting agency! But we do.” Established over 20 years ago in Wellington, Quinovic’s the largest privately-owned specialist residential property management group in the country with offices individually owned, and operated to a consistently high standard across the country. The company acquires tenants with proven credit histories and references, lets properties without charging them fees; and is on call to deal with any property-related issues. Property owners can access regularly updated confidential reports via the internet covering the property’s condition, maintenance and repairs, rental cash flow, inspection reports and photos and customised financial statements. “The peace of mind and freedom to live your life as you’d like costs only a small fee based on a percentage of income,” Mary Vinsen says. David Vinsen says that some clients are actually former tenants who found Quinovic administration “firm but fair” and eventually enlisted the company’s management expertise when they acquired their own investment properties.

For a free rental appraisal, contact David or Mary Vinsen at Quinovic Parnell; ph 373 4353; or email