January 2014 Newsletter

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 Landlord tip
   Being such a friendly person (just like all property managers ;-), I have virtually always had good relationships with my tenants. Unfortunately, they sometimes become my friends. That can be very costly. How can you raise rent on friends? How can you enforce your lease when they break it? For best results remain polite and professional, and do your best not to become close friends with your tenants.

  Landlord tip of the month.   If you would like to share a Landlord tip we would love to hear from you at newsletter@tinz.net.nz . We are looking for short sharp 1 or 2 paragraph tips which will help us all. If we use your tip in a newsletter there will be a small gift in the mail in appreciation for your effort.  :-)


TINZ tips.

   On Application Forms some bad tenants make slight changes to either their Name or Date of Birth details to get past the TINZ check. Be fastidious about getting the right details on the Tenant Check page. If yours is the first enquiry on the VEDA credit check portion of your search results it often means the details you inputted are wrong and VEDA has started a new file for what it sees as a new person. TINZ recommends taking a close up photo of the tenants ID when they make their application. Input details as it is written on the ID, rather than the tenants application form.
 Tenants can legally say that an incorrect spelt name or non-legal name is a reason not to pay a Tribunal order, as it isn’t them. Always get their correct legal name on the tenancy agreement. (e.g. Tony Roberts is not the same as Anthony Roberts).
 And if you do take the photo remember to upload it when you do the Tenant Check and $1 will be discounted from the checking cost.

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 Article of Interest

Fed up landlord sells up properties

 Former Tauranga landlord Daniel Sycamore says the Bay's rental shortage will only get worse because property investors are selling up and putting their money into the sharemarket, fed up with dealing with bad tenants.
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