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Are smoke alarms a landlord’s responsibility?

There is currently a great deal of discussion about ‘building warrant of fitness’ for rental properties. Unsurprisingly, one of the common criteria on checklists has been the installation of smoke alarms: There is no question smoke alarms are a key warning device in reducing deaths or injury caused by fires at home. According to the [...]

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Opportunity Knocks

The latest release of data from Statistics New Zealand should keep residential property investors happy. Immigration is soaring, accelerating to a net-inflow of 4000 people during March. Hamilton typically experiences the effect of an immigration boom six to nine months after it is first reported: New migrants often settle in Auckland before moving to the [...]

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Rents Rise As City Starts To Fill

Lodge City Rentals managing director, David Kneebone, said the company’s 3000 Hamilton rental properties are almost fully occupied with demand from tenants wanting quality family and executive homes the highest he has seen since the company started managing properties in 1982. Kneebone said in the past three years he has seen a trend emerging with [...]

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