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    There is no governing authority for PMs in NZ....

    There is no governing authority for PMs in NZ. People incorrectly assume that by using a real estate-licenced PM company they are offered some 'protection'. The trick is for consumers to choose a PM...
  2. Try: ...

    Try:
    https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/latest-news/new-reforms-designed-to-make-renting-fairer-news-alert
  3. If you think it's scary what's proposed here, look at what's proposed in VIC:

    The 14 proposed changes announced in October (2017)



    Removal of the 120-day ‘no specified reason’ to vacate. Landlords to provide a reason to end a lease.
    Limit the use of ‘end of fixed...
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    Sorry to hear of your bad service Nano. If they...

    Sorry to hear of your bad service Nano. If they are a member of an industry organisation (REINZ, IPMA, LPMNZ for example) you can lay a complaint with them. Or if they have a manager, I'm sure they...
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    Another possibility in this equation, is that the...

    Another possibility in this equation, is that the smaller, owner-operated property management companies are better-positioned to be able to absorb the lost letting fee & only charge for one-off...
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    I can recommend IQ Property Management as well as...

    I can recommend IQ Property Management as well as Pukeko - both are IPMA affiliated (so you know they have been pre screened and top performers. You'll get better service too!)
    Rachel at IQ has...
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    As a investor, I would suggest choosing a...

    As a investor, I would suggest choosing a property manager who also invests themselves. Check out the IPMA website (www.ipma.org.nz) for Wellington members & ask some of them if they are seasoned...
  8. You definitely need to choose an independent if...

    You definitely need to choose an independent if you want good - best to go with an IPMA member. Choose one who specialises in your area & interview them. They shouldn't be offended if you ask them...
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    http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/housing-prop...

    http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/housing-property/tenancy/residential-tenancies-amendment-bill/unlawful-residential-premises-questions
    This should assist to clarify the proposed amendment of...
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    Technically under the current law, illegal...

    Technically under the current law, illegal buildings are not allowed to be rented out - this may include non-compliant works, sleepouts, commercial spaces, converted garages, basement flats, etc....
  11. Choosing a professional PM is a big decision....

    Choosing a professional PM is a big decision. Check they have good 'references' from other clients & make sure they are backed by an organisation with solid codes of practice (like the IPMA) - to...
  12. Be wary of one-off rental inspections - by the...

    Be wary of one-off rental inspections - by the time you pay for a suitably qualified person, you may as well have hired a professional property manager (who knows the property & the tenants) to do...
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    Poll: Here is the latest policy wording from NZI (AIG):...

    Here is the latest policy wording from NZI (AIG):
    RE Meth contamination -
    (b) you, or the person who manages the tenancy on your behalf, have tested for the presence
    of methamphetamine before and...
  14. My advice is to narrow it down to a couple &...

    My advice is to narrow it down to a couple & interview them. Your best chance for a good one is to choose one with a credible backing organisation - like the IPMA - for added protection.
    It also...
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    Many of the bigger PM companies (including the...

    Many of the bigger PM companies (including the Real Estate ones) put a margin on the 'work' they arrange on your behalf & then add GST to that also.
    It's possible your company has done this....
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    Poll: In this case, the insurer accepted a DIY baseline...

    In this case, the insurer accepted a DIY baseline test, (it was 18 months ago) but doubt very much if they would have accepted anything less than an impartial, lab-based testing firm (NIOSH 9111 -...
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    Poll: The insurers have generally been very fair with...

    The insurers have generally been very fair with allowing P related claims until now.
    This is certainly tightening.
    With a recent claim, I had to provide every detail of background/credit & all...
  18. Should casual letting services be paid for by the landlord?

    Is it only me (a professional property manager) who finds it ironic that casual letting is paid for by the tenant (by their letting fee) and not the landlord (who is the one actually receiving the...
  19. Choosing a Property Manager is like choosing a...

    Choosing a Property Manager is like choosing a tenant (but arguably MORE important!) Check they are a member of a reputable umbrella body - eg the IPMA. And feel free to ask for client (tenant)...
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    Poll: Black Diamond - my understanding is that Meth...

    Black Diamond - my understanding is that Meth Minder detects the chemicals which are used for manufacture but not the smoking itself (which can be just as detrimental to a house). A good clause in...
  21. Good on you for reading the obligations portion...

    Good on you for reading the obligations portion of the fine print - if only more private landlords were as vigilant. On the one hand it seems onerous & time-consuming, but on the other hand, it is,...
  22. I assume you are doing the NZQM Skills level 4...

    I assume you are doing the NZQM Skills level 4 qualification? This is designed for people already practising as an (experienced) PM or under the tutorage of an experienced property manager.
    Sadly,...
  23. To answer your question - yes, I do expect my...

    To answer your question - yes, I do expect my tenants to contact me at any time for any emergency situation. It does happen sometimes - it comes with the job.
    One option for you could be utilising...
  24. I assume you are aware that the RTA dictates you...

    I assume you are aware that the RTA dictates you assign a local agent (person, not necessarily professional) if you are overseas for 21 days plus?
    It is to ensure emergency matters are addressed in...
  25. Your PM is aiming for the easy/ risk passing...

    Your PM is aiming for the easy/ risk passing option. I don't see why you can't request that the current ones are brought up to date (are they currently the photoelectric type for EG & how many are...
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