When managed well, renting out your property can provide fantastic income. It also allows you to travel overseas for a longer duration without completely uprooting from New Zealand.
Being a landlord for the first time can be daunting; choosing the right tenant, advertising, and sorting out tenancy agreements & bond. Once the property is rented, there’s still plenty of ongoing work involved in maintaining the house and surrounding area. If a tenant has an issue or forgets to pay rent this can take a fair bit of time sorting out.
A Property Manager Removes The Headache Of Renting Your Christchurch Home
With this in mind, using a property management agency in Christchurch is highly recommended. Compare the cost of property management fees with the amount of time and stress you have to deal with and it quickly becomes clear that it’s worth going through an agency.
We can’t speak for other agencies, but we know with Cowdy there’s some huge benefits of having an agency take care of the property:
We’ve seen it all before
Our certified team has a wealth of experience in and knowledge of Christchurch property management. We know all the typical issues that might come up during the tenancy and how to fix them. If you ever have any questions about being a Landlord we can answer these straight away.
We’ll interview each applicant to determine suitability, as well as running a thorough reference and credit check.
We Take The Stress Out Of Collecting Rent
Cowdy ensures that the tenant pays rent for your Christchurch home in advance via automatic payment. This will usually be on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Funds are initially transferred to our Trust Account which is voluntarily audited, ensuring your funds are protected.
We deposit the rent into your nominated account on the 1st and 15th of the month (or closest working day). This will have our fees already taken out – you don’t have to worry about doing a thing!
Maintenance isn’t your problem anymore
Tenants need to report any repairs required. We’ll have one of our highly-trusted tradesmen repair the issue. If the cost is going to exceed $400, we’ll contact you first. If the tenant has caused damage to the property, don’t worry – we’ll follow them up for payment of this.
Property Managers With Integrity
Cowdy operate on the core principles of trust, honesty and integrity. We understand that your home is likely your most-valuable asset and take this into consideration with everything we do. This means finding a great tenant, maintaining the property to an excellent standard and processing payments in a timely manner.
Interested in knowing more?
We’d love to chat and answer any questions you might have on the property management process. If you’re looking to rent our your Christchurch property, why not make it easy on yourself? Hundreds of others already do…
Janice Cowdy is director of the Property Management Division of Cowdy.
Having worked in the role since 1989, with a reputation for offering an unrivalled property management service, she ensures landlords receive the best return for their investment.
A property investor herself, her philosophy is to treat every client’s property as they would. Always ensuring landlords receive a good return on investment, and enjoying open lines of communication.
She has extensive experience in all aspects of business, understanding relevant tenancy legislation, and is committed to providing the best property management service available.
A strategic thinker, she focuses on quality control, problem solving and forward planning.