Property Management Services
Walker Weir manage residential commercial properties in the Auckland area. We are the ‘local specialists’ helping to place quality tenants in Auckland rental properties. It’s our job to save property owners time and money …to take the hassle out of owning investment property.
On behalf of property owners we manage all aspects of tenanting a property. A lot of the properties we look after have been purchased solely as investment properties but we do look after properties such as the ‘family home’ when the owners circumstances may have changed. There any many reasons why an owner may wish to rent a property they own.
A Summary Of The Main Services We Offer Property Owners
- Rental appraisals
- Advertising and promoting rental properties using our innovative WalkerWeir rental tender
- Corresponding with and meeting potential tenants
- Showing available rental properties to potential tenants
- Tenant vetting (reference and credit checks)
- Preparation of Tenancy agreements and bond collection (we offer property owners a rental guarantee)
- Maintaining a tenancy database
- Payment of invoices on behalf of owners (rates, insurance, maintenance etc.)
- Rent collecting (we have a policy of zero tolerance to rent arrears)
- Leaving inspections and bond refunds
Rental Analysis of Your Property
We offer a rental analysis service. A rental analysis provides detailed information on comparable rentals in your area. We research homes currently on the market for rent, homes which have rented, homes withdrawn from the market and expired rental listings. Unique characteristics of a property, current economic conditions and other factors will be considered to help determine the appropriate rental price. The rental appraisal of your property will be provided in ac written report.
We qualify tenant applicants based on extensive financial checks (including previous rental history where applicable) and personal reference checks.
Repairs and Maintenance
Walker Weir uses reliable and experienced maintenance staff for every home repair you may experience. All tenant maintenance requests are fully reviewed by us before any work is authorised. Before authorising repairs expected to exceed $400 we will contact the owner for
The Tenancy Agreement
Once a tenant application is approved, we meet with the tenant to review the tenancy agreement, explain our procedures and answer any questions the tenant may have. We confirm the tenancy information, rent amount (paid in advance), and initial term of the lease and bond payment. We explain our inspections policy and our requirements for ensuring that the property remains in a good state of repair during the period of the tenancy. We review our cleaning guide and any special conditions pertinent to individual properties.
A thorough inspection is completed prior to the tenant commencing occupancy. This documents the condition of the property at the time of move-in and includes a photographic record. A follow-up routine inspection is completed approximately one month after the tenancy commences (provided everything is going well we normally reward the tenant with a small gift at this time) and then at three or six monthly intervals as deemed necessary. At the end of the tenancy, a leaving inspection will be completed before any bond is dispersed.
Owner Payment and Statements
Owners are paid twice each calendar month. Payments are made based on all rents received, less our management fee and any invoices paid by Walker Weir on behalf of owners. In addition to rental proceeds, you will receive a monthly statement itemising rental income and any deductions or expenses. Along with your statement, you will receive a copy of invoices for any work completed on your property. Annually, you will receive a comprehensive year-end statement for tax purposes.