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Your guide to Building in NZ

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act: What Landlords & Tenants Need to Know

If you rent or you are a landlord, the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2016 will affect you! An updated version of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986, the amended Act came into force on 1st July 2016 and affects all new and current residential tenancies. Under the new Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, both landlords and tenants have responsibilities they must fulfill. Our comprehensive guide will explain what the law changes are and what your responsibilities are. What is the Reason for… (view full article)

Stage 6 Life Stages Home Ownership: Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your 80s, there are more things to consider. In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for money for them. Should You Stay or Should You Go? In our senior years, remaining independent is a common goal. Unfortunately as we age our bodies are less able to perform the same jobs we used to do with ease.… (view full article)

Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking ahead and future proofing your home and lifestyle for what may come.Not something we like to think about, but getting older has some disadvantages. For one, when we retire, we stop earning a wage and money becomes more of an issue. Secondly, our bodies become less physically able to perform the same tasks they have always done. Taking the time to sit down… (view full article)

Stage 4 Lifestyle Series - Trading up Your Home When You’re 40-ish

You’ve hit your 40’s and have started thinking about trading up your home. Should you find something bigger to accommodate your teenagers? Will you do the DIY route or call in the tradies? Where can you go to learn home DIY skills? There’s a lot to consider and we’re going to talk about it all! Thinking of renovating then trading up your home? Once you’ve owned a property for a few years, you start to look at things differently. We’ve often outgrown our first home and are starting to… (view full article)

Stage 3 Life Stages Home Ownership - Home DIY When You’re Thirty-ish

You’ve achieved the Kiwi dream and now own you first home! It’s time to start thinking about home DIY, but where should you start and what can you do? In this third article of our Life Stages of Home Ownership series, we’ll walk you through the tasks you can do and those you should call on a tradie to do for you. Easy home DIY you can do yourself! After you’ve been living in your new home for a while, it’s natural to notice things you want to change. The colour paint on the wall, a… (view full article)

Stage 2 of Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Your Twenties

Having left our teenage years behind, we enter our twenties stage of looking towards home ownership and possibly moving away from property renting. While this used to be the time we’d consider buying our first home, rising house prices have mostly put a stop to this dream. However, in some part of the country, buying your first home in your twenties can still be a reality with some clever planning.   When it comes to knowing what to look for when buying a new home, we’ve got your… (view full article)

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