Meth-contamination – what you need to know

Meth-contamination – what you need to know

Over the past few weeks we’ve been unravelling the murky world of meth-contaminated houses. While this is an evolving issue, this week we break down everything you need to know - whether you’re a homebuyer, seller, landlord or tenant. Vendors Home buyers and tenants are increasingly asking if … [Read more...]

What a positive meth-test means for your property

What a positive meth-test means for your property

Last week we talked about methamphetamine contamination in houses, and the likelihood of new standards to be introduced for the testing and remediation of affected properties. Harcourts recommends all landlords get their properties meth-tested between tenancies to ensure they are providing a safe … [Read more...]

Meth contamination – an overview

Meth contamination – an overview

Methamphetamine contamination is a growing issue in New Zealand, and the lack of national testing standards is a serious problem facing buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants. While the Ministry of Health created the existing meth contamination guidelines in 2010, these addressed clean up … [Read more...]

New Smoke Alarm and Insulation Laws: What Landlords Need To Know

New Smoke Alarm and Insulation Laws: What Landlords Need To Know

New laws have come into force requiring landlords to equip their rental properties with smoke alarms and insulation, and could face tougher penalties if they do not meet the new standards. From 1 July 2016, The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill made landlords responsible for installing smoke … [Read more...]

The subdivison process

The subdivison process

Ever thought about subdividing your property? Maybe you want to reduce your mortgage or the size of your section to cut down on maintenance. Or perhaps you want to take advantage of the sellers’ market in Marlborough and turn a profit. Whatever your case, Harcourts Marlborough owner Mark Davis … [Read more...]

Get The Best Price For Your Property

Get The Best Price For Your Property

Even in a tight market, there are a few simple things vendors can do to make their property stand out from the rest, according to Harcourts Marlborough sales consultant Angela Bowers. For example, investors are generally on the lookout for properties that are going to attract good quality … [Read more...]

Harcourts Marlborough Shines at National Awards

Harcourts Marlborough Shines at National Awards

Harcourts Marlborough has once again proven it punches well above its weight at the Harcourts National Awards dinner at the Vector Arena in Auckland on Wednesday night. The Marlborough team was recognised as the second highest revenue earning Harcourts office for its size in New Zealand last … [Read more...]

Into the wild with Vicki

Into the wild with Vicki

Most of you will know Vicki Baker as the straight shooting, hard working sales consultant who works with us at Harcourts Marlborough. Behind her forthright veneer, is a soft spot for furry creatures great and small, which has taken her to far flung corners of Asia and Africa on a mission to … [Read more...]

Marlborough Rental Market Strong

Marlborough Rental Market Strong

The Marlborough rental market is the tightest it’s been in 10 years, a positive sign for the local economy, says Harcourts Marlborough Property Management Manager Lavina Diamanti. In the past 12 months Marlborough rents have increased by about $10-$20 per week - depending on the property and its … [Read more...]

12 Fun (mostly) Free Things To Do In Marlborough

12 Fun (mostly) Free Things To Do In Marlborough

Christmas is upon us, and the weather is warming up - it’s almost time to switch off your alarm clocks and get to work on those jandal tans! While some of us will be heading away to spend the holidays with family and friends, many of us will be right here in Marlborough - counting down until the … [Read more...]