18 days ago

Healthy Homes Heating Standard.

Richard Gardner from All Ways Property

The heating standard will require all rental homes to have a fixed heating device capable of reaching 18°C during the coldest days of winter in the main living room. The main living room is usually the largest room in the home.

The heating standard does not require bedrooms to have heating … View more
The heating standard will require all rental homes to have a fixed heating device capable of reaching 18°C during the coldest days of winter in the main living room. The main living room is usually the largest room in the home.

The heating standard does not require bedrooms to have heating devices as most bedrooms can be heated by portable heaters which are relatively inexpensive to buy. Heaters that have a capacity to reach 18°C, even during very cold weather, are capable of reaching higher temperatures most days of the year.

An online tool is available to calculate the required capacity of a heater in kilowatts. This tool will provide a kilowatt figure using the size of the room and information about insulation and windows.

Landlords and tenants will not have to measure temperatures inside the home.

In most rentals, it will be a large source such as a heat pump or wood burner will be required.

For very small living rooms and apartments, a small fixed electric heater may be sufficient.

Inefficient, unaffordable or unhealthy heaters like unflued gas heaters, open fires, electric heaters with a heating capacity of greater than 2.4 kilowatts or multiple electric heaters can still be used but will not be accepted as meeting the standard.

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25 days ago

Healthy Homes Insulation Standard.

Richard Gardner from All Ways Property

The only extra requirement is for rentals with 70-120mm of ceiling insulation that required no work under the 2016 regulations. Under the new standards, they too must meet the 2008 Building Code from 2021.

The minimum level of the ceiling and underfloor insulation under the new standard must … View more
The only extra requirement is for rentals with 70-120mm of ceiling insulation that required no work under the 2016 regulations. Under the new standards, they too must meet the 2008 Building Code from 2021.

The minimum level of the ceiling and underfloor insulation under the new standard must either:
a) meet the 2008 Building Code, or
b) for existing ceiling insulation have a minimum thickness of 120mm and be in reasonable condition.

Properties that have added (or already need to add) insulation to meet the 2016 regulations are not affected by the change to the standard since they must still reach the required level of insulation.

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32 days ago

Healthy Homes Standards, the time to act is now.

Richard Gardner from All Ways Property

In December 2017 the coalition Labour/NZ First government passed the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act aiming to improve the health and warmth of the nation’s 600,000 rental properties by creating minimum standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, draught stopping, moisture ingress and drainage.

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In December 2017 the coalition Labour/NZ First government passed the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act aiming to improve the health and warmth of the nation’s 600,000 rental properties by creating minimum standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, draught stopping, moisture ingress and drainage.

The resulting “Residential Tenancies (Healthy Homes Standards) Regulations 2019” were passed in May 2019 and came into force from 1 July 2019. The new Healthy Homes Standards for rental properties cover five key areas which are:

• Insulation

• Heating

• Ventilation of high moisture areas

• Draught stopping

• Drainage and ground moisture barriers

The regulations have information requirements for new/varied Tenancy Agreements effective from July 2019. Compliance with the standards commences progressively from July 2021 focusing on new tenancies.

From 1 July 2021: Rentals must comply with all the new Standards within 90 days from entering any new or varied Tenancy Agreements.

By 1 July 2024: ALL rental properties must be compliant with the 5 Healthy Homes Standards.

If would like some help to make sure your rental property will comply, do feel free to get in touch.

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62 days ago

Property Management is an on-going, day-to-day process.

Richard Gardner from All Ways Property

We manage our client's valuable assets making them as stress-free as possible with effective, efficient systems & processes achieving impressive results for them.

If would like some help, do feel free to get in touch.

Check out what our clients say about us.

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69 days ago

You deserve the best.

Richard Gardner from All Ways Property

A top Property Manager will help you get the results you want.

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118 days ago

Problem-solving is a crucial.

Richard Gardner from All Ways Property

Problem-solving is a crucial part of any businesses success, including property investment.

With the Healthily Home Bill requirements compliance timeframes looming down on us 1st July 2021, the Health & Safety Act and legislation changes regarding tenancy law have come with its challenges for … View more
Problem-solving is a crucial part of any businesses success, including property investment.

With the Healthily Home Bill requirements compliance timeframes looming down on us 1st July 2021, the Health & Safety Act and legislation changes regarding tenancy law have come with its challenges for landlords.

Keeping up to date with these changes is imperative

If you would like some help with your rental properties in the Manawatu, let's meet for a coffee and a chat there's no obligation, drop me an email at richard@allwaysproperty.co.nz or call 027 249 829.

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127 days ago

Sub-Standard Rentals

Richard Gardner from All Ways Property

All landlords need to make sure to dot the i’s and cross the t’s, with their rental properties. The days of sub-standard rentals are all but over.

127 days ago

Census 2018 data is raising questions about how many houses are needed in New Zealand - and possibly less than expected.

Richard Gardner from All Ways Property

Between Census 2013 and Census 2018 the number of people living in New Zealand rose from 4.24 million people in 2013 to 4.7 million in 2018, an increase of 457,500 people.

137 days ago

Ensuring you that you have the right property management strategy for your rental property is vital to get the best outcome.

Property Manager (owner) from All Ways Property

What All Ways Property Can Do For You Is:

• Minimise your stress.

• Maximise your returns.

• Give you back your time.
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What All Ways Property Can Do For You Is:

• Minimise your stress.

• Maximise your returns.

• Give you back your time.

• Negotiate and collect an appropriate rent.

• Prepare tenancy agreements with the right legal clauses protecting you the landlord.

• Up to date with all tenancy law and changes to legislation keeping our clients safe.

• Have access to market information and trends.

• Provide investment support and advice.

• Make sure your rental property is compliant with the healthy homes standards.

• Implement and document a health and safety management plan for your rentals.

If you would like some help, do feel free to get in touch, there is no obligation – drop me an email at richard@allwaysproperty.co.nz or call 027 249 8295

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139 days ago

Having the right property management strategy over the life of your property investment is crucial.

Property Manager (owner) from All Ways Property

Purchasing a rental property is just the first step to securing your financial future.

You may have your rental for 10-20 years or more. Therefore, having the right property management strategy over the life of the investment is crucial.

What processes and procedures do you currently use to?

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Purchasing a rental property is just the first step to securing your financial future.

You may have your rental for 10-20 years or more. Therefore, having the right property management strategy over the life of the investment is crucial.

What processes and procedures do you currently use to?

 Find and select the right tenant?

 Deal with general tenant issues?

 Handle maintenance matters?

 Ensure those rent payments get paid on time?

 Carry out regular inspections?

 Protecting your legal position?

 Keeping your rental property compliant with the healthy homes standards?

 Implement a health and safety management plan for all your rentals?

If you would like some help, do feel free to get in touch – drop me an email at richard@allwaysproperty.co.nz or 027 249 8295 or our website www.allwaysproperty.co.nz...

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143 days ago

Manawatu Quarterly Economic Overview

Property Manager (owner) from All Ways Property

Manawatu Quarterly Economic Overview

This increase and consequential demand for housing has pushed house prices up by almost 12 per cent in the year to June 2019, with the average price tag for a house in Manawatu now sitting at $420,256 and house sales sitting at historically high levels. This … View more
Manawatu Quarterly Economic Overview

This increase and consequential demand for housing has pushed house prices up by almost 12 per cent in the year to June 2019, with the average price tag for a house in Manawatu now sitting at $420,256 and house sales sitting at historically high levels. This price compares to $368,613 in June last year. The New Zealand average is currently $683,516.

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145 days ago

Is your property portfolio working for or against you?

Property Manager (owner) from All Ways Property

Are you ready to Get Serious about improving the Profitability of your Investment Properties?

If yes, The Maximum Performance Review is for you.

We will meet you at your property and do a full investigation.

We are like a detective looking for how to improve your profitability.

The “Maximum … View more
Are you ready to Get Serious about improving the Profitability of your Investment Properties?

If yes, The Maximum Performance Review is for you.

We will meet you at your property and do a full investigation.

We are like a detective looking for how to improve your profitability.

The “Maximum Performance Review” will show you how to get:

1. Maximum rent for your property.

2. Simplify the management of your portfolio

3. What improvements are worth doing to increase the value and rents, and which are not.

4. How best to attract excellent tenants, who will make your life easy and respect your investment.

5. Or if you have a problem with a tenant, what actionable steps need to be taken.

6. A customised plan based on your goals.

If would like some help, do feel free to get in touch – drop me an email at richard@allwaysproperty.co.nz or 027 249 8295

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146 days ago

Add Value to Your Rental Property before Advertising

Property Manager (owner) from All Ways Property

Make sure the house interior is clean. I mean spick & span! Do not underestimate the importance of a spotless rental for your prospective tenants. When a house is cleaned thoroughly, your ideal prospective tenants will notice it and appreciate it.

Commercially cleaning the carpets make a world… View more
Make sure the house interior is clean. I mean spick & span! Do not underestimate the importance of a spotless rental for your prospective tenants. When a house is cleaned thoroughly, your ideal prospective tenants will notice it and appreciate it.

Commercially cleaning the carpets make a world of difference in attracting great tenants; especially if there are family members who suffer from allergies.

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