Often times, managing a rental property can become a full time job between maintenance, listing, advertising, tenant selection and tenant management. Our dedicated team takes care of everything for you so you have more time to do the things you love.
Sometimes you may wish to travel or even permanently move overseas, and we can help you out there too; our comprehensive systems allow our owners to log in online from anywhere in the world and view financial statements and property condition reports so you can see for yourself the condition of your property. Additionally, if you are out of the country for more than 3 weeks you are legally required to appoint an agent to manage your property in NZ and follow the correct process to inform your tenants.
The maze of regulations and tenancy laws is constantly evolving and it is almost impossible to keep up with how each law applies to you as a do-it-yourself landlord. Our professional team keeps up to date with the relevant legislation while managing your property investment. We also have unlimited access to the country’s foremost specialist tenancy lawyer, ensuring that your interests are protected if any legal situation arises. We provide this service, free to you.
As a rule, we prefer to maintain properties to a very high standard. A well kept property at the beginning of a tenancy sets an expectation for tenants and increases the chances of maintaining that high standard in the long term. We will work with you to ensure that pre-tenancy preparation includes:
We recommend professional cleaning before renting a property. Many owners find that performing a thorough cleaning themselves is much more involved than they expect and it is well worth the cost of professional cleaning.
All outstanding maintenance should be complete before the tenancy starts. Areas that deserve special attention and the most common cause of complaints when tenants move in are:
If we know about these issues ahead of time, we can coordinate repairs and avoid tenant complaints. Where appropriate, we can exclude them with a special condition in the tenancy agreement.
This will depend on the type of property. In most instances furnishing a property will not yield more rent and can actually decrease the appeal. We assess whether white-ware should be provided on a property-by-property basis. One important consideration is if white ware is provided with the property then it needs to be maintained unless the tenancy agreement specifies otherwise.
Before renting your property you must inform your insurance company that the property will be tenanted and may need to change you insurance policy. We can provide information on speciality insurers who work with rental properties.
No you don’t. Our comprehensive property management systems provide convenient and complete online financial reporting. We do however recommend that you consult an accountant when setting up your rental property arrangements. Working with an accountant in the beginning can ensure that correct structures in place before renting to prevent potentially expensive losses.
As part of our property management service, we work with you to create comprehensive tenancy agreements to protect your investment. We include property-specific clauses such as specifying who is maintaining the section, whether white-ware is included and who is responsible for maintenance, and other important considerations for your unique property.
It is our job to deal with tenant issues and to maintain this business relationship you should not be in personal contact with the tenants. We also don’t recommend that you meet the tenants, provide them with personal details, or contact them, let us handle the tenants and provide you with worry-free rental property management.
We recommend that pets are assessed on an individual basis. In our experience, not allowing pets of any kind will reduce the prospective tenant pool by approximately 20%. However, there are issues regarding how tenancy law is applied to pets in NZ and we will work with you to make you aware of these legal considerations.
Standard tenancy agreements require the tenant to be responsible for the section. However, in other circumstances it may be desirable to have another party maintain the section. In general, tenants maintain lawns quite well and should be responsible for minor gardening and weeding unless you want to contract with an outside company to handle lawn care.
This is where many do-it-yourself landlords run into problems with tenants. However, this rarely happens with good quality tenants selected with our thorough screening process. If tenants do want to leave unexpectedly or have issues keeping up with rent our team follows a clearly defined process. By following a consistent and timely process if a tenant wants to break a tenancy agreement or in case of rent arrears, risks are minimised and the chance of losses reduced.
No you don’t. If you have existing tradespeople that you would prefer us use in the maintenance of your property, we will work with your preferred suppliers. However, in our years of rental property management, we have developed relationships with many tradespeople who regularly work on rental properties and understand the special considerations. Additionally, many of our clients choose to utilise Quinovic suppliers because in most instances our suppliers provide discounted rates to Quinovic, reducing your property maintenance costs.
Contact us today to have your Wellington Region property managed by the experts in property care and return.
+64 21 831 330
+64 21 831 330
Our property managers look after each property as if it were their own. We understand what you need and deliver what you want.
99.8% of our tenants pay their rent on time. Less than 0.1% of tenants end up in the tribunal court. The numbers reflect our excellent property management services.
We are property investors at Quinovic. We’ll manage your property portfolio as we do ours – with care and attention.
You’ll have real-time access to your accounts on mobile, tablet or browser through our customer portal.
Our extensive experience ensures we select the best tenants for your property