Rental property inspection photos

How many photos should your property manager be taking during a property inspection? Property inspections are necessary before, after and during a tenancy. At Chic Property Management we consider the photographic record at the beginning and end of tenancy as of utmost importance in identifying property condition to prevent disputes. We also like to record […]

New Chic Rental Property Management Plans for 2020 and beyond

We have recently increased Chic Property Management’s property management offerings from 1 plan and now offer 4 different management plan fee options (see property management plans). Although designed pre-covid the new plans offer more flexibility to meet the individual needs of Auckland’s residential landlords providing easier direct comparison with competitors offerings. As the NZ rental […]

Meeting the challenges of Covid19

Chic Property Management confirms meth testing, photography, viewing by appointment, tenanting and property inspections can re-commence gradually under strict protocols as New Zealand moves from level 4 lockdown to level 3 from 28th April 2020. Moving services are expected to be available from this time as are electricians and plumbers for necessary work. Some trade […]

Landlords – Are you planning a holiday this year?

Chic Property Management offers the perfect solution for self-managing landlords to prevent stress and anxiety while you are away and ensure your compliance with Section 16A. Section 16A was introduced to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 via the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2010 so this legislation has been around for a while now. Residential rental […]

Healthy Homes Act – Heating

Insulation is now compulsory in rental homesAll rental properties must now have ceiling and underfloor insulation installed – where it is reasonably practicable to do so. Healthy homes standards are now lawFrom 1 July 2021, private rental properties must comply with the healthy homes standards within 90 days of a new (or renewed) tenancy. More […]

Merry Christmas Tenants… No more letting fees!

The bill before parliament to ban letting fees by christmas received Royal Assent today and passed into law, in effect altering the Residential Tenancies Act. From 12 December 2018 letting fees that are currently being paid by tenants will be abolished. Tenants will still be asked to pay rent in advance, and a bond. Where […]

Insulate now or risk paying twice!

Time is running out to have your rental property insulation upgraded to the legally required standard by 1 July 2019. The cost to insulate the average rental property is under the $4,000.00 fine which will likely be applied to non-compliant rental property owners post 1 July 2019. MBIE is being vigilant in notifying property managers […]

Free Meth Test worth $339.25 with every new 12 month property management for a limited time!

For a limited time Chic Property Management is providing a free initial laboratory composite methamphetamine test for up to 10 rooms (locations) for all new property management authorities signed. This will reduce costs for landlords seeking professional property management services and assists all parties to meet their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work […]

NZS 8510:2017 Standard for Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties

The anticipation is over with the release of the long awaited New Zealand Standard for testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties. The general NZ standard threshold for decontamination requirements of residential properties is set at 1.5 micrograms per 100 square centmetres surface area. Chic Property Management Ltd is committed to ensuring the homes we […]

Chic Property Management Reports 99.97% Occupancy 0.03% Vacancy over last 12 months!

Chic Property Management Ltd are now able to report occupancy vs vacancy KPIs. We have known for some time our occupancy levels are very high by industry standards however have not had a simple tool to provide an accurate measure. Our current cloud software provider has now released a report which assesses occupancy/vacancy rates on an industry […]