It’s a rhyme we use to sing as children, and did the rain come down recently! We had a week of it. Then the phones started ringing. Water dripping from ceilings, carpets wet and drains overflowing. Fortunately for us not any major problems from our rentals, but a timely reminder that autumn is here and winter is on its way. Landlords get prepared for this – check drains, gutters, downpipes and roofs.
Our rental stock is low and the rents will keep on moving up – it is the two and three bedrooms that are increasing more in price. Auckland rents are rising and will continue to do so as stated by Crockers (one of the largest property management offices) in their March report. Two bedrooms, on average, increased from $466 per week to $472 in December, and then to $474 in January.
Everybody wants to live in Auckland! To do so, they must pay the high rents.
We have been pleasantly surprised that we have had more pet friendly landlords on our rental lists this month. At Just Rentals we always do our best to place tenants with their much-loved pets in our rental management properties, and we get great pleasure in achieving this. Of course, our offices are very pet friendly – two cats reign here and one lays claim to the top of the photo-copying machine which has sun streaming onto it for most of the day, while the other one has the best office chair.
So, don’t forget, landlords get those roofs checked, and gutters and drains cleaned. You will be doing yourself a favour in the long term.