15
Sep
P testing your rental property - it needs to be done

Meth testing: a rental management nightmare

How will your rental property be impacted? In the last few years, New Zealand has seen a rise in the production and use of methamphetamine. As such, the need for meth testing rental properties has grown dramatically. Do you know if your rental property management is providing the right support? While we all love watching episodes of “Breaking Bad”, no …

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24
May

Landlord responsibilities under the new health and safety laws

The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) is part of a reform package aimed at addressing the increasing number of serious work-related injuries and deaths in New Zealand. According to insurance advisors Rothbury, over 50 people die at work each year – almost one a week – in New Zealand, while hundreds of people are injured. It is estimated …

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24
May

Pest control – how to avoid getting stung!

If you had to define what a pest is, you could easily pinpoint it with one word: wasp. In New Zealand, German and common wasps are prominent pillagers of our urban, rural, and natural ecosystems. They can spoil people’s enjoyment of the outdoors as well as pose a health risk; some people are especially sensitive to wasp stings and may …

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24
May

Taking to the road in style: WAPM’s new cars!

After much deliberation, WAPM decided the Nissan Qashqai fit our style just perfectly – small enough to fit down most driveways but high enough off the ground to cope with the rural properties.      The New Zealand spec Qashqai is originally sourced from Japan. The range consists of two specification levels: St and Ti both with 2WD 2.0L MR20DE …

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31
Mar

Winter around the corner

Chimney cleaning needs to happen now before the tenants start using the fireplace or woodburner. Insurance Companies will require an annual clean to ensure the chimney is safe and ready for use. All of the properties with fireplaces and woodburners have be contacted and the cleaning is underway.

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31
Mar

New vehicles on the road

Glenn and Helen will shortly be driving round in their newly branded vehicles. Nissan Qashqai’s have been chosen – small enough to fit down most driveways but high enough off the ground to cope with the rural properties. Watch out for them on the road!

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9
Nov

Saverys to West Auckland Property Management: Same Address, Same Service

Times have changed and property management has been deregulated (anyone can be a property manager!), but both Glenn and Helen are licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 (REAA) and are Accredited Property Managers. Glenn is also an Associate – AREINZ. Every year, to keep their licenses, they are expected to attend 10 hours of “Verifiable Training” plus 10 …

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3
Jun

Case Study: Right Property, Wrong Tenant

The setting: a clean and tidy three bedroom property in reasonable area with a large double garage. The owner had used a casual letting agency to secure a tenant, but then chose to self-manage the property, renting the property above the market. Soon after, the tenant missed rent as well as not paying the water rates and our owner was …

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3
Jun

The Housing Market: Up in the Air?

This truly is a really strange market… After an exuberantly irrational August and September, we are currently experiencing a lull. The change in the LVR rules from 1 October now means a 30% deposit is required and perhaps this new rule is intimidating people… We are now noticing a lot of buyers looking but not buying as well as a …

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15
Apr

What’s wrong with managing your own rental?

Sometimes new investors make the decision to manage their own rental property. After all, its seems obvious – why pay an agent to do something so simple as finding a renter and fixing the odd repair? Once they start doing it on a day-to-day basis, however, most investors realise they don’t have level of expertise required to maximise income and …

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Latest Listings

Our property listings are available on Trademe so feel free to check them out, and let us know if you would like to take a closer look at any of these properties and we would be more than happy to show you around or answer any questions that you have.
Click to see our latest listings

If we have no properties available, feel free to fill out your details on the Contact us form

Tell us about your ideal new home:

  • number of bedrooms
  • number of bathrooms
  • whether you need it fenced to keep young children or pets safe
  • whether you need garaging
  • what area you would like to be in for work or schooling)

We will contact you when we have more properties available to suit you.

We do the hard work for your rental property

Throughout the years, we have discovered that striking a sound balance between landlord and tenant is absolutely crucial. An experienced and qualified property manager is the link to establishing a successful foundation that will keep your investment property earning income for years to come.

Ensuring that you have the best tenants for your rental property (and for the best possible price) is what WAPM does. We perform an extensive tenant vetting process as we thoroughly check references – including previous landlords and employers – and inspect creditworthiness.

Once you have a tenant we make sure that your property is maintained and looked after – the rent and water rates are paid. Inspections of your property occur seasonally, three to four times per year. This ensures your property stays in good condition.

And if an unexpected event does occur, such as a major repair or a change in tenant circumstances, our process ensures the best result in the quickest time possible.

Your Investment

Property is investment

We understand that this is a large investment for you – we are investment property owners too.
We can:

  • provide you with rental advice BEFORE you buy to ensure you purchase a great rental property
  • advise on the rental suitability of your housing type and the location
  • and provide ongoing advice on how to make your property in demand as a rental unit.

Our Experience

Local – with more than 30 years combined experience

With over 30 years combined experience in local investment property, ownership and management, we can provide you with specialist rental advice and services.

Best Available Tenants

Picked on their suitability to the property and ability to pay rent

Tenants must fill out an in depth application. We check their referees and credit as well as whether they are suitable for the property. Upon doing so, we can make an informed decision on the best available tenant for your property. Lastly, we stand by a zero tolerance rent arrears policy.

Fixed Term Tenancies

Keep control of your property

Tenants are signed to Fixed Term tenancies which gives you control. Towards the end of each Fixed Term, we check with you whether you want to change any terms, vacate the tenant or sell the property – it’s your call.

Maintenance

Urgent maintenance sorted quickly with trustworthy contractors

To protect your property, we attend to any health and safety issues immediately. Ongoing maintenance is advised to you and quotes are obtained where requested. This is all completed to suit your budget.

Tailored Tiered Fee Structure

Pick the level for your own peace of mind

Fees are tiered, giving you options based on your preference. Packages can include Specialised Landlord Insurance to cover malicious damage (e.g.‘Meth contamination’) and loss of rent; annual gutter cleans; regular lawn mowing; and change of locks between tenancies.

Opportunity, like the perfect tenant, knocks

We understand minimising vacancy maximises the return on your investment. Our goal is to match your rental property to the best possible tenant – a tenant who will treat your property like you would. With respect and care.

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Tenants

Looking for a new property

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Application Process

When you have viewed the property you would like to apply for, these are the details we need from you.

The application form will be given to you at the viewing. You will need to have ready the following information; contact details, your previous addresses, your employment details, Driver Licence and/or Passport. Please bring these with you.

References

To make the application process that much easier and faster, these are the types of references we will require.

We need references from your previous landlords and/or employers.
Provide their phone contact details and check with them that it is ok to use their name as a referee.
We do not accept references from family or friends.

Leave my details

If you would like to tell us about the property you are looking for, please leave your details here.

Read on to learn how the West Auckland Property Management team effectively reduces potential tenancy problems from ever occurring. We have a strict processes in place to govern our tenant selection process. This is an important part of risk reduction for us as a trusted property management company. A good tenancy relies on this process being given the focus it deserves. Matching the right tenant to your property is vital for looking after your property. We have a selection process which ensures you get the best possible tenants possible. We have all heard of the horror stories of tenants gone wrong, and we ensure that you have a long lasting relationship with all your tenants When we present owners with applications to rent their properties it is standard for us to carry out the following checks to ensure that the most suitable tenant is chosen.

  1. Landlord References:  We talk to the last several landlords to ensure that the tenant the tenant is suitable.
  2. Employment References: We talk to the potential tenants employers for references.
  3. Credit Checks: We complete credit checks on ALL tenants as part of our selection process.
  4. Tenancy Tribunal Database Checks: We search the Tribunal databases to see if tenants have ever been to the Tenancy Tribunal and had orders sealed against their names from previous landlords.
  5. Instinct and Experience: We have been in the property management business for over 14 years and we make sure we meet with the potential tenant and we are good judges of character.

At West Auckland Property Management, we ensure you get the best tenants possible for your property.

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News

P testing your rental property - it needs to be done

Meth testing: a rental management nightmare

How will your rental property be impacted? In the last few years, New Zealand has seen a rise in the production and use of methamphetamine.
Learn more

Landlord responsibilities under the new health and safety laws

The Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) is part of a reform package aimed at addressing the increasing number of serious work-related injur
Learn more

Pest control – how to avoid getting stung!

If you had to define what a pest is, you could easily pinpoint it with one word: wasp. In New Zealand, German and common wasps are prominent
Learn more

Taking to the road in style: WAPM’s new cars!

After much deliberation, WAPM decided the Nissan Qashqai fit our style just perfectly – small enough to fit down most driveways but high eno
Learn more

Winter around the corner

Chimney cleaning needs to happen now before the tenants start using the fireplace or woodburner. Insurance Companies will require an annual
Learn more

New vehicles on the road

Glenn and Helen will shortly be driving round in their newly branded vehicles. Nissan Qashqai's have been chosen - small enough to fit down
Learn more

Saverys to West Auckland Property Management: Same Address, Same Service

Times have changed and property management has been deregulated (anyone can be a property manager!), but both Glenn and Helen are licensed u
Learn more

Case Study: Right Property, Wrong Tenant

The setting: a clean and tidy three bedroom property in reasonable area with a large double garage. The owner had used a casual letting agen
Learn more

The Housing Market: Up in the Air?

This truly is a really strange market… After an exuberantly irrational August and September, we are currently experiencing a lull. The chang
Learn more

What’s wrong with managing your own rental?

Sometimes new investors make the decision to manage their own rental property. After all, its seems obvious – why pay an agent to do somethi
Learn more

Spring buyers keen but not much supply

The latest QV monthly property value index shows that nationwide residential values continued to increase in through out the year. Values ar
Learn more

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