Putting Value into Property Management

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Why the Big Tidy Up is a problem for property inspections

Discover why the Big Tidy Up is a problem for property inspections when you’re a Property Manager.

1st May 2015

Rental industry commentators often give the advice: “If you don’t do your property inspections, you don’t know what’s going on inside your house.” This is partly true. But with the typical property inspection being conducted every 3, 4 or 6 …

Does your Property Manager hide behind the water trough when it’s time to make the tough decisions?

It can be a Wild, Wild West in property management if the property manager hides behind the water trough when it’s time to make tough decisions…

1st November 2014

Does your Property Manager hide behind the water trough when it’s time to make the tough decisions? Clang, clang, clang. The cowboy’s spurs attract the attention of all the beer-swilling men in the saloon bar. Conversations are hushed. Jars of …

Why a 5-minute walk and a cup of coffee goes a long way in rental inspections

Rental inspection: The 5-minute walk and a cup of coffee approach.

1st July 2014

At Bridgman Property Management, we love impromptu walks around the land of a rental property. It’s completely legal to walk on the land without giving notice (though it would be good etiquette to do so, if the tenant is likely …

The sliding scale of rental property inspections…

Discover how to carry out rental property inspections on a sliding scale, so that your property management suits all tenant types.

1st March 2014

Here in New Zealand, the industry standard for rental property inspections varies between 3, 4 or 6 months… yet under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 it allows for rental property inspections once every 4 weeks. More frequent rental property inspections …

Why you should use maintenance work as an opportunity for an informal property inspection

Why you should use maintenance work as an opportunity for an informal property inspection.

1st December 2013

There’s a lot that you can learn from checking outside a rental property: any changes on the outside (e.g. pet food bowls, broken down cars, children’s toys, etc.) can indicate changes in the tenancy. What’s more, it is totally legal …

Why you need to keep an eye on these clues in between property inspections

Tenants leave many clues on the property exterior, and you don’t need to do full property inspections to find them. Here’s what to look for.

1st November 2013

There are many things you can learn about your tenants in-between property inspections. Have you ever noticed how many ‘clues’ tenants leave outside the property? Small clues can often hint at a problem with the tenancy. If you pick up …

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