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How Does the New Government Impact Rental Properties in Auckland, NZ?

October 31st, 2017

On the 19th of October 2017, we saw New Zealand First form a coalition government with Labour and the Greens. All the parties campaigned heavily on rental property reform, which will include changes to rental properties and the entire industry. It’s going to mean being a landlord in Auckland and across the country will be […]

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Who Pays the Water Bill, the Landlord or Tenant? Auckland Property Management

September 19th, 2017

There’s a lot of confusion out there with landlords and tenants about who pays what when it comes to Watercare’s water bills. The first thing you need to know is Watercare is an organization owned by the Auckland City Council. It takes care of the water supply and treatment throughout the Auckland region. It also […]

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Insulation Requirements for Rental Properties in Auckland, NZ

September 12th, 2017

If you’re an Auckland landlord and you’re wondering about rental property insulation requirements, it’s compulsory to install insulation in your property. On the 1st of July, 2019, it will be mandatory that you fit all your properties with insulation in the ceiling and underfloor.

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Election Special Part 2: Housing Policies of the Minority Parties

August 29th, 2017

On the 23rd of September this year, New Zealand’s election will take place.  Here’s what the minority parties key policies are on Housing: Act Party ✓ Sees sudden reform as socially disruptive transfer away from those who have invested in the current market. ✓ Would remove New Zealand’s large cities from the Resource Management Act, and […]

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Election Special Part 1: Housing Policies of the National and Labour Parties

August 19th, 2017

On the 23rd of September this year New Zealand’s election will take place.  Here’s what the main parties, Labour and National, key policies are on Housing:

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The Walker Weir Difference

July 24th, 2017

Walker Weir has the edge over its competitors when it comes to advertising your property for rent. We use cutting edge systems which mean tenants can not only book in for viewings online but also apply for our properties online 24/7 without the inconvenience of having to print, scan and sign forms. Properties need to […]

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July Property Investor News

July 18th, 2017

Is asbestos contamination the next ‘can of worms’ for property investors to deal with? The hits seem to just keep on coming for property investors. The latest ‘industry scare’ is asbestos. It’s believed that up to 75% of the NZ rental housing stock will have building products containing asbestos. Proposed changes to the Health and […]

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Property Investor News

July 6th, 2017

Is asbestos contamination the next ‘can of worms’ for property investors to deal with? The hits seem to just keep on coming for property investors. The latest ‘industry scare’ is asbestos. It’s believed that up to 75% of the NZ rental housing stock will have building products containing asbestos. Proposed changes to the Health and […]

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Payment Options

June 16th, 2017

There are two payment options, ‘Mid & End of Month’ and ‘End of Month Only’. By default Clients frequency with Walker Weir is both, but at any time you can change to a different frequency. Mid-Month All monies received 1st to 14th of the month inclusive We pay out Mid Month payments on the 15th […]

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Do You Need Landlord Insurance in Auckland? Property Management Advice

March 22nd, 2017

Landlords are often asking us: do I need landlord insurance? We always like to remind landlords that owning a rental property is a lot like running a business. Part of doing that successfully is protecting against the potential for financial loss. These policies that provide insurance for landlords can help achieve that goal. So, we’re […]

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