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Tips for Renting Your Property

tips for renting your property

Brighten Up

Open the curtains and blinds to let the sun and the view inside. Nobody likes a dark house, and the view will make the rooms appear bigger and brighter.

Keep it Clean

Have the property clean, tidy and free from clutter during inspection times.


Tidy the gardens, mow the lawns and clean the windows paths, gutters, and exterior paintwork. These are all things prospective tenants see first from the street.

Fix it

If it’s broken then fix it. Re-glue any lifting vinyl or wallpaper. Repair or replace leaking taps, sticking doors, broken light fittings, loose door handles, rotten floorboards and leaky gutters.

Quick Lick

Only paint areas that really need it unless you plan on doing the lot. New paint may only make those areas left unpainted look scruffy. Use light, neutral colours, as strong colours may not be to the tenant’s taste and clash with their furniture.

Sniff Test

If you can smell it, your tenant certainly will. Check for any lingering odours you may not have noticed, such as cigarette or pet smells. It may be worth having the carpets and curtains professionally cleaned.


Ensure that all electrical wiring and power points are in good condition and safe. This includes any electrical appliances to be included with the property.

Pool Check

If your property has a pool, make sure the pool and the surrounds have been cleaned, you want prospective tenants to think of it as an asset, not a burden. All locks are fitted and keys are available for each lock. All pools and spa pools must comply with current legislation.


Two full set of keys have been organised – one for our company and one for the tenant.

Does it Work?

All appliances, lights and electrical fittings are all in good working order.

Rips and Tears

Curtains, blinds, nets and fly screens are clean and in good condition.

Fire! Fire!

Fireplace has been cleaned and checked for safety.

Keep it Trim

Lawns and gardens maintained and as low maintenance as possible.

Deck Check

All decks and balconies comply with current legislation.

Moss, Mould & Mildew

Decks, paths and all other surfaces should be clean and free of moss, mould and mildew.

Rates and Water Rates notice

Ensure the postal address recorded at your local and regional councils is either our company address or your address (not the address of the property).

Warranties & Guarantees

Copies of all applicable warranties have been given to our company for file.


A copy of instruction manuals for appliances have been left for tenant’s reference (NOT ORIGINALS).

Or, discover how the professionals at Auckland Property Management can help you with all of these important issues. Give us a call today on: (09) 638 2500 Or, simply fill in the form below and one of our team will be in touch.