Here's why to engage us to manage your rental properties...

May 13, 2015

 

Do you manage your own rental property? Here are 15 reasons why you should engage us to do it for you:

 

1 Our fees are competitive - Our 7.5% + GST flat rate fee is the only fee you will pay. We offer further discount for multiple properties.

 

2 Whilst most companies will lock you into a 1 year contract - we do not. Just give us one month's notice to cancel.

 

3 We are an independent business – we don’t sell property and/or are not owned by real estate agents. Our trust accounts are independently audited annually.

 

4 Deal directly with the business owner rather than an employee of another property management company.

 

5 We are experienced, private landlords ourselves since 1994 and operating commercially since November 2013.

 

6 As a smaller company, managing fewer than 50 properties, we can offer boutique service, with more time available for you and your investments.

 

7 As a private landlord, it's easy to gain an emotional attachment to your tenants, which can easily cloud your judgement.  As a totally impartial 3rd party business managing multiple tenancies, we will maintain a professional, yet courteous relationship at all times.

 

8 Through our professional management software, we reconcile our rents 7 days a week and will follow up immediately with any arrears.

 

9 We guarantee that the business owner will be your sole point of contact for both you and your tenants.

 

10 As well as phoning the applicants last 2 landlords and employer, as part of our screening, we check the details of all shortlisted applicants against 6 national, financial and government databases.

 

11 We ensure better tenant selection through booking personally escorted viewing times for our tenants, as opposed to other companies with open homes set during business hours.

 

12 We ensure better tenant selection by charging a minimal $150 letting fee as opposed to most other companies, who charge one week's rent plus GST

 

13 We have an indepth knowledge of all tenancy law, including the Residential Tenancies Act

 

14 We offer total transparency with our fee and management agreement, with all information freely available to view on our website.

 

15 You will find yourself with more free time. Let us handle the rental payments, organise maintenance and to take the emails, phone calls and texts from your tenants. 

 

 

OUR FLAT RATE FEE COVERS THESE AND MORE:

 

1 To take photos, advertise the property on trademe and put up street signage

 

2 Arrange personal viewing times for prospective tenants and short list the applicants

 

3 To contact you for your input regarding the short listed applicants

 

4 To conduct reference checks from the applicant's employers and last 2 landlords. We also check the tenants details against 6 different government and financial databases

 

5 Compile the lease, bond and initial property condition paperwork – with photos

 

6 Conduct the first inspection at 4-6 weeks and 3 monthly thereafter. We will look at the condition of the property & advise on any repairs & maintenance required. These inspection reports are emailed to you along with photos.

 

7 Daily reconciliation of all rental payments – 7 days

 

8 Rent arrears management and if required tenancy mediation/tribunal fees and attendance - at our cost

 

9 To advise and arrange for any repairs and maintenance required for the property – snd to pay for this from the rents received.

 

10 Reviewing rents at the end of every lease or annually. We subscribe to locational intelligence software that allows us to analyse and map the Trademe rental data from over the last 12-18 months, to ensure we are achieving the correct market rent for your property.

 

11 Pay out the rents to our owners on the 1st and 15th of the month (after taking off our management fees) and we email financial statement with these.

 

 

Contact us today for a friendly chat about how we can help support you with your residential property investments.

 

Christchurch Property Management and based in Rolleston we are specialists in the Rolleston and Lincoln areas.

 

Please see our website for more information at www.selwynproperty.co.nz

 

 

 

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