The rules, regs, and realities of owning a rental

24 Apr 2023 The Lodge Real Estate Team

So you’re looking to buy your first (or tenth) investment property, or planning to turn your current home into a rental – what should be your first move? How do you decide if a property will suit being a rental? Do you renovate before securing tenants, and what changes could help increase your rental yield?

To find out what quality tenants are looking for, the rules and regulations around rental properties and how to set yourself up for success as a landlord, tune into this latest episode.

Our host Jeremy O’Rourke is joined by two seasoned experts from Lodge City Rentals, business development manager Nic Elliottyson and property manager Zack Cathcart, to uncover the home truths every investment property owner should know.

Jeremy O'Rourke, Managing Director

A self-described ‘enthusiast’, Jeremy O’Rourke has grown a career out of high energy, big dreams, a strong work ethic, and the utmost belief that the key to great leadership is creating more leaders around you.

After completing a Bachelor of Management Studies and graduating with Honours (BMS Hons) at the University of Waikato, Jeremy went on to spend 7 years with Reebok as a Marketing Manager. Looking for a new challenge, in 1997 he channelled his natural ability for sales into the real estate industry.

By 2008 he was in the Managing Director’s chair. His influence on company performance and sales is evident, with Lodge performing well each year in the REINZ Waikato/BOP Awards.

Nic Elliottyson

Zack Cathcart

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