Huge changes are here – so what can we ask tenants when they apply for a rental property?
We have reviewed our current Covid Healthy and Safety policies to now operate at red and orange alert levels (under the Governments traffic light system). We’ve observed both The Real Estate Institute NZ and the Ministry of Health recommendations on top of our own independent risk assessments.
If you are considering buying a home, a Meth Test is a smart move. They are reasonably cheap (often no more than $250 + GST) and the test will create a clean baseline for you moving forward. If there is some level of contamination, you can get it resolved (often at the vendors cost) or walk away from the deal. The test gives you knowledge and options.
We’ve had lot’s of questions and concerns about property inspections being delayed or skipped during Auckland lockdown. We’ve found a way to complete the inspections remotely by working with our tenants. The results are fantastic. Covid has certainly given us an opportunity for rapid innovation.
Another month is behind us, and Auckland remains at Level 3. There is plenty in the media about alert levels, vaccination goals and economic packages to support the recovery, so I won’t go into detail here, below are a couple of trends we are noticing in the Auckland rental market.
In February 2021 the government announced some pretty major changes to the property tax rules.