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Tenants of the month for August

We’re proud to feature Toni Barker as a Tenant of the Month in August. Toni and her family are excellent tenants and we’re thrilled to have them as part of our community. Certainly, Toni’s family started the tenancy with us in 2019 and they always keep the house cleanest and tidiest (we would like to rate it a 6 star!).

Whether you happen to be looking for a great place to live (like Toni and her family) or want to know more about our services, feel free to reach out at any time!

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Tenants of the month for July

Kalolo and her kids, who lived in the four-bedroom house at Mt Albert.

She is an optimistic mom and has faith that a positive outcome is just around the corner, and there’s no challenge in life too big for her love and strength.

We really appreciate having this kind of tenant. She keeps the house clean and tidy. Also, she takes care of the garden very well. We can’t wait to see the flowers and fruit in the coming spring.

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Tenants of the month for June

Jaimie and her Whānau, who lived in the three bedroom house at Hamilton East. Every time during the routine inspection, we are so lucky to have ‘ginger’ and ‘grey’ the two little cats expecting us, leading us so proudly showing their playspace – the well maintained backyard vega garden.

This lovely young lady takes great pride in keeping her rental property in immaculate condition, her property manager Elena and the property owner are always so impressed. On top of that, she’s an absolute pleasure to deal with!

Keep up the great work, Jaimie, we hope you enjoy a few extra treats in your shopping on us!

Jaimie is pictured here with Elena, who nominated her!

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Tenants of the month for May


Zenani and Harry are a lovely couple who lived in the 2 bedroom unit at Hobsonville. Zenani was fully pregnant when they moved in last year and  baby boy has his own room now!

Their minimalist lifestyle makes this unit not only tidy, clean and also they declared its cozy space to call it home. You can’t imagine how they managed to set it up during the lockdown especially when they were having to look after newborns as well.

As the landlord we fully trust them to look after this property as they always communicate with us with issues that they are not clear about. Also allow us reasonable time for us to investigate further which benefits both tenants and landlord. 

They are easy to deal with and coordinate for routine inspections or maintenance requirements.

Overall, they are very well matured tenants despite the fact they are a young couple who know what to do and how to effectively communicate and resolve issues proactively with the landlord. 

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Tenants of the month for April

A professional young group Amy Strang with her flatmate lived in my rental property for over 5 years.

This is a big house with 7 people living in Remuera, Amy is the original tenant, she has been very careful to take care of the house. During this period, some flatmates move in / out, she is like a team leader in handling and managing these flatmates’ problems very well.

When there are maintenances to the house, she will help to work together and coordinate with other flatmates to minimize the possibility of damage.

She decorated her room very elegantly, warmly and kept the room as tidy as always.

She is very proactive in establishing a good relationship and communication with the property manager.

Excellent tenant! We are lucky to have Amy Strang and she deserved the award as the best tenant of the month.

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Tenants of the month for March

The tenants who live in Allen St are Annabelle and Tyson and their friend.

Annabelle and Tyson are in their early twenty, if you walk in the property, you will be amazed. The decoration looks so elegant, and everything is on the place where they meant to be. They made the property as their own and put lots of effort to create a stunning environment. After the landlord read the first routine inspection report, he said that the tenants bring him a such surprise as he was not even expecting they can look after his property in a decent way, but turns out they have done an excellent job. I must agree with the owner as it is barely to tell it is the same house now.

We are lucky to have Annabelle and Tyson and they are deserved the reward as the best tenants in the month.

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Pre-Winter Checklist

We’ve had some really wild weather recently and with this in mind we’d love it if you could help us out and get your property ready for winter! We’ve come up with a pre-winter checklist so have a read and tick some off before it gets any colder. If you have any questions or notice anything you would like to flag with us get in touch – we’re here to help!


Firstly, take a walk around the property

Can you see any of the following?

  • Blocked gutters
  • Dead branches and trees, especially around driveways
  • Does any general garden maintenance need to be actioned?
  • Cracks in driveways, on decks and pathways that could worsen over the winter
  • If there is a pool or water feature, ensure it is covered and free of leaves and debris

Heat pump and extractor fan – use and maintenance

With the Healthy Homes standards coming into effect we now have much dryer, warmer homes. But some of these items do take some maintenance, especially when they’re about to get a lot of use!

  • Some tips to make the most of your heat pump – leave it on! If you’re in for the day the most effective (and cost effective) way of using your heat pump is to set it to a comfortable temperature, make sure doors and windows are closed and leave it going. It will turn on and off as needed to maintain the temperature you have set rather than you turning it on and off throughout the day and it constantly trying to get back up to the set temperature. If your home is feeling a little damp most heat pumps also have a dehumidifying setting you can utilise as well!
  • If you are having any issues with your heat pump please let your property manager know as it may need a service. We do also ask that tenants regularly clean out the filters as well. See how here.
  • Have a look at the outdoor unit too – make sure there isn’t any plant growth or debris blocking proper air flow (this could also be a fire hazard). If this isn’t manageable to clear by yourself then again, please let us know.
  • Range hoods and extractor fans. Please make use of these, particularly in your bathroom. They are a great preventative of mould and damp in your home.

 Mould and mildew

  • Unfortunately this can be a part of Auckland living especially in the colder months and staying on top of cleaning it is key. A common spot is your bathroom ceiling but mould and mildew can occur on drywall, carpets, fabric, leather, wool or paper. This can be harmful to your health so wiping it away with a mix of 70% vinegar/30% water can really help here and it is important to stay on top of.

And finally – windows!

  • We know condensation on windows is a real problem for a lot of homes. There are a few things you can do a manage it:
  1. Not drying clothes indoors.
  2. Putting lids on pans when cooking.
  3. Using extractor fans when cooking or showering.
  4. Keeping your showers short.
  5. Cover fish tanks.
  6. Choosing household plants that don’t require a lot of water – for example, yuccas, succulents and dracaenas.
  • Take a look at your windows as well – they can be draughty as wooden windows do expand and contract with the changing weather which can cause cracks and draughts to form. Let us know if you spot any.

So let’s stay toasty this winter! Any questions? Get in touch on your property manager.

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Tenants of the month for February

Christheo and Rozaan’s family have lived on our property for over three years. They built up a great relationship with the landlord and our property manager during that time. They have shown us how they love the house and keep their mind and treat the property as their own house.


In past years, Christheo and Rozaan have been able to help the owner and property manager look after the house. They can always let Sam know if there have any problems with the property. Significantly during stormy weather in summer, there was an unexpected leak on the roof. They reported it to us and did what they could to protect the house from further damage, and even that was during the late-night time.


They are a lovely family who always let us feel their love for home. We are honored to have them as tenants and friends.

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Tenants of the Month for January 2022

Samantha originally moved into the property on 1 September 2021, due to lockdown and postponed settlement of the landlord, and their tenancy commencement date changed to Oct. It was unluckily! During that time, Samantha and her family were very patient and cooperative. They are easy to communicate with and keep updated with each other. After confirming the start date, she can’t wait to move to her new “Home”.

After settling down, we arranged the first routine inspection as scheduled, which also followed the insurance requirement. Samantha being great! The property was kept in good condition, everything in neat condition, you can’t imagine it was the house you rented to her. She is a magician! She decorated the home warmly and stylishly.

She always paid the rent on time and communicated well. That’s all landlords want. How can you lose this kind of good tenant? Thank you, Samantha, for being a great tenant and treating the investment property very well for the owners.

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Tenants of the Month for December 2021

We are excited to announce our Tenants of the Month, December 2021 – Gavin and Colleen!

Gavin and Colleen initially saw the advertisement for the property when they were in South Africa and got in touch online. With their enthusiastic approach to our modern way of renting properties we completed a virtual viewing, processed their application and had an agreement sent out and signed in no time! And all of this while being over a thousand miles apart. Sometimes you do need to think about the good things to come out of working from home in these hard times – and the tech and innovation has to be one of them.  

After moving into their new home they got proactive; with happy approval from the owner they repainted, re-carpeted the garage and spent some time in the garden with incredible results. We couldn’t believe it when we saw the results at our routine inspection! Colleen has unique experience in furniture renovations so every corner of this house is bright, clean and atmospheric.

On top of all of this they have been incredibly friendly throughout – we knew how lucky we were when we received their amazing gifts and Christmas cards. So a big thanks to Gavin and Colleen – our Tenants of the Month for December 2021.