19th of September, 2018I have to agree with David Faulkner in his article below. The majority of the upcoming changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, the Healthy Homes Legislation and the requirements for heating and ventilation are all well overdue in our rental market.
6th of September, 2018It is good to see the new government continuing on with the gradual but long-overdue upgrade of NZ's rental stock. Unlike the, "do-it-all-at-once" mentality of the 'doomed-to-fail' 29 point Warrant of Fitness out of Otago University, these obvious measures should eventually bring a minimum standard of accommodation to renters. However what is glaringly obvious, to anyone with landlording experience, is that there are major holes in this regime that haven't yet been thought of.
15th of August, 2018
31st of July, 2018If anyone has a property that has a cylinder around the age of 25 years or more, it is possible or even likely that the new chlorination regime will assist it to leak earlier than its natural life.
3rd of July, 2018Here's a wonderful solution to the housing affordability problem. Our team member, Karen, has been buzzing at the prospect of her new home and has had us all very enthusiastically following her progress in this build.It takes an entrepreneurial spirit to lead the way in any innovation so Karen is right in her element. Our NZ houses have become huge, especially for an aging population, so the alternative shown here shows that it is a choice, not a necessity to build so big. With the movable home featured in the below article on Karen's journey, it is likely that others will be motivated to get onto the property ladder, or down-size, in a similar way. Exciting times which we hope others will be motivated by. Go Karen. An inspired choice for many a need.
26th of March, 2018By Tony Brazier
27th of May, 2015By Tony Brazier.
12th of March, 2015Official meddling in the property market creates pressure and new problems, writes Tony Brazier.
17th of November, 2014Cantabrians who don't repair their houses will struggle to compete with new homes when they come to sell, writes Tony Brazier.
30th of October, 2014Christchurch needs more new homes, but an oversupply will affect property values, says realtor and property manager Tony Brazier.