Tools & Resources

Tools & Resources

The following tools and resources may be of interest to you as a property investor.

Resources displayed are displayed in categories as follows:

For Landlords

Buying Property

Selling Property

 

This is just some of the many tools and resources that are available. If you know of any others that you think we should share please let us know by email.

For Landlords

Apps

Homestyler Interior Design

Want to see how furniture and décor products look in your home before you buy them? Easyhome Homestyler helps you visualize your interior design ideas!

Rent Tracker

RentTracker is an easy to use property management app for landlords and property managers.

Unlike other apps, RentTracker not only organizes your tenant and contractor information, but it also allows you to enter rent payments, expenses, and export financial reports.

NZ Property Investor

Make the best property investment decisions with New Zealand's premier property investor magazine.

Mortgage Calculator Plus

Mortgage Calculator Plus is the easiest to use Mortgage Calculator available.

The Family Handyman DIY Tip Genius

The ultimate DIY app From the publishers of The Family Handyman Magazine. This app offers clever ideas and pro secrets that save time, money or hassles, and that make the difference between a poorly done project and one you're proud of.

Upkeep – Tasks, Reminders & Maintenance

Having a life means having things to keep up with, maintain, and replace. Some of these things can be tough to remember - that's where Upkeep comes in.

How Your House Works

Now you can get instant access to the unique approach to home improvement, maintenance and repair found in the newly revised How Your House Works. It’s like having a home repair expert right at your fingertips.

Room Arranger

Design your room, office, apartment, or entire house. The app has simple user interface, once you get the basics, you can draw whatever you imagine.

MagicPlan

The award winning magicplan app lets you create professional floor plans simply by taking pictures. Use magicplan to generate complete job estimates, view your space in 3D, plan DIY projects, or furnish your home.

GPS Area Measure

"GPS Area Measure" is an excellent application for the calculation of the area on the map. App gives the highly accurate area, distance, angle and volume information.

NZ Property Law

Check out and search the entire Property Law of New Zealand.

Whether you are a layperson, law student, chartered accountant, a corporate lawyer or a taxpayer, this is an invaluable reference since it contains full text of the Act. You can search using any keyword and the app will show you the relevant sections.

Useful Links

Residential Tenancies Act

Citizens Advise Bureau

Housing, Land and Environment matters.

At the CAB we try to help people to know and understand their rights and obligations and how to use this information to get the best outcomes, provide people with the confidence and support they need to take action, and work for positive social change within communities and wider society. We provide a free and independent service to all.

Citizens Advise Bureau – Money

Advice on money matters.

At the CAB we try to help people to know and understand their rights and obligations and how to use this information to get the best outcomes, provide people with the confidence and support they need to take action, and work for positive social change within communities and wider society. We provide a free and independent service to all.

Consumer

We’re fighting for your consumer rights.

We’re not-for-profit and not funded by government. We investigate issues, test products and campaign to get laws changed to benefit consumers.

Building Guide

Restricted Building Work – What can you do?
Homeowners who are about to begin a building project need to be aware of changes to the Building Act, which took affect from 1 March 2012.

To ensure any structural or weathertight work on a property is carried out by competent professionals, there are restrictions in place on who can design, build and renovate homes. This is known as Restricted Building Work or RBW.

Bunnings

DIY advice on everything imaginable.

A MUST LOOK

Sorted

Tackle my debt.

Sort my money.

See my future.

Everything you need to get ahead.

BRANZ

Practical advice on how to maintain different parts of your home, and on related issues such as building controls, health and safety, earthquakes, weathertightness and painting.

Tenancy Services

Tenancy Services - information on tenancy and unit title matters.

Everything Property investment related.

Building Performance

If you own a leaky home in New Zealand, you have options to resolve issues under the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006.

‘Weathertightness’ is a term that describes how resistant a building is to the weather. A weathertight building has been constructed to make sure the interior and exterior won't be damp or suffer from excess moisture – too much moisture may damage the building elements.

Ministry of Health

Recommendations for methamphetamine contamination clean-up

A Ministry of Health funded report provides key recommendations for the country's first national standard for methamphetamine contamination.

Guides and Forms

Leaky Home Guide

This guide is designed to create a better understanding of the options and processes homeowners are likely to encounter in coming to terms and dealing with a leaky home problem.

Residential Tenancies Act

Pre-tenancy application form

Insulation Statement

INSULATION STATEMENT

Landlords must either complete this form or attach an insulation statement containing the same information.

Bond Refund Form

Bond Lodgement Form

Residential Tenancy Agreement

Tenancy Services - Residential Tenancy agreement.

This tenancy agreement has been approved for use by The Office of the Tenancy Tribunal.

Buying Property

Apps

Realestate – by Realestate.co.nz

Whether you’re house hunting, looking to lease or buy your next commercial property, after a farmer lifestyle, or looking for somewhere to rent, there is a simple way to find out what’s on the market at your fingertips.

Trade Me Property

You can check out properties on a list or map view, save your favourite property searches and use the Watchlist to narrow down your picks. You can even opt to hide a listing if you aren't interested and it keeps coming up in your search.

Homestyler Interior Design

Want to see how furniture and décor products look in your home before you buy them? Easyhome Homestyler helps you visualize your interior design ideas!

Open2View

Easily browse homes for sale or rent, around your current location, or in your preferred suburb and access listing information and agent contact details.

Mortgage Calculator Plus

Mortgage Calculator Plus is the easiest to use Mortgage Calculator available.

Sun Seeker

Provides a flat compass view and an augmented reality 3-D view showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its equinox, winter and summer solstice paths, rise and set times, twilight times, magic hours and more and a map view showing solar direction for each daylight hour. Also includes sun-event device notifications plus a widget showing today's solar data and position on arc.

Room Arranger

Design your room, office, apartment, or entire house. The app has simple user interface, once you get the basics, you can draw whatever you imagine.

MagicPlan

The award winning magicplan app lets you create professional floor plans simply by taking pictures. Use magicplan to generate complete job estimates, view your space in 3D, plan DIY projects, or furnish your home.

GPS Area Measure

"GPS Area Measure" is an excellent application for the calculation of the area on the map. App gives the highly accurate area, distance, angle and volume information.

NZ Property Law

Check out and search the entire Property Law of New Zealand.

Whether you are a layperson, law student, chartered accountant, a corporate lawyer or a taxpayer, this is an invaluable reference since it contains full text of the Act. You can search using any keyword and the app will show you the relevant sections.

Useful Links

Real Estate Agents Authority

Our job is to promote a high standard of service and professionalism in the real estate industry and help protect buyers and sellers of property.

We provide independent information for people who are buying and selling property through our settled.govt.nz website.

Citizens Advise Bureau

Housing, Land and Environment matters.

At the CAB we try to help people to know and understand their rights and obligations and how to use this information to get the best outcomes, provide people with the confidence and support they need to take action, and work for positive social change within communities and wider society. We provide a free and independent service to all.

Citizens Advise Bureau – Money

Advice on money matters.

At the CAB we try to help people to know and understand their rights and obligations and how to use this information to get the best outcomes, provide people with the confidence and support they need to take action, and work for positive social change within communities and wider society. We provide a free and independent service to all.

Consumer

We’re fighting for your consumer rights.

We’re not-for-profit and not funded by government. We investigate issues, test products and campaign to get laws changed to benefit consumers.

Sorted

Tackle my debt.

Sort my money.

See my future.

Everything you need to get ahead.

Tenancy Services

Tenancy Services - information on tenancy and unit title matters.

Everything Property investment related.

Building Performance

If you own a leaky home in New Zealand, you have options to resolve issues under the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006.

‘Weathertightness’ is a term that describes how resistant a building is to the weather. A weathertight building has been constructed to make sure the interior and exterior won't be damp or suffer from excess moisture – too much moisture may damage the building elements.

Ministry of Health

Recommendations for methamphetamine contamination clean-up

A Ministry of Health funded report provides key recommendations for the country's first national standard for methamphetamine contamination.

Guides and Forms

Leaky Home Guide

This guide is designed to create a better understanding of the options and processes homeowners are likely to encounter in coming to terms and dealing with a leaky home problem.

NZ Residential Property Agency Agreement Guide

This guide provides information about agency agreements, tells you where you can
get more information, what to expect from your agent, and what to do if there is a
problem.

Real Estate Agents Authority – Agreement Guide

This guide tells you...
- what the agent should tell you before you sign
an agency agreement
- what’s in an agency agreement
- what happens if you have a problem
- where to go for more information

New Zealand Residential Property Sale and Purchase Agreement Guide

This guide tells you...
- what a sale and purchase agreement is
- what’s in a sale and purchase agreement
- what happens after you sign the sale and purchase agreement
- what happens if you have a problem
- where to go for more information

Selling Property

Apps

Realestate – by Realestate.co.nz

Whether you’re house hunting, looking to lease or buy your next commercial property, after a farmer lifestyle, or looking for somewhere to rent, there is a simple way to find out what’s on the market at your fingertips.

Trade Me Property

You can check out properties on a list or map view, save your favourite property searches and use the Watchlist to narrow down your picks. You can even opt to hide a listing if you aren't interested and it keeps coming up in your search.

Open2View

Easily browse homes for sale or rent, around your current location, or in your preferred suburb and access listing information and agent contact details.

MagicPlan

The award winning magicplan app lets you create professional floor plans simply by taking pictures. Use magicplan to generate complete job estimates, view your space in 3D, plan DIY projects, or furnish your home.

GPS Area Measure

"GPS Area Measure" is an excellent application for the calculation of the area on the map. App gives the highly accurate area, distance, angle and volume information.

NZ Property Law

Check out and search the entire Property Law of New Zealand.

Whether you are a layperson, law student, chartered accountant, a corporate lawyer or a taxpayer, this is an invaluable reference since it contains full text of the Act. You can search using any keyword and the app will show you the relevant sections.

Useful Links

Real Estate Agents Authority

Our job is to promote a high standard of service and professionalism in the real estate industry and help protect buyers and sellers of property.

We provide independent information for people who are buying and selling property through our settled.govt.nz website.

Citizens Advise Bureau

Housing, Land and Environment matters.

At the CAB we try to help people to know and understand their rights and obligations and how to use this information to get the best outcomes, provide people with the confidence and support they need to take action, and work for positive social change within communities and wider society. We provide a free and independent service to all.

Citizens Advise Bureau – Money

Advice on money matters.

At the CAB we try to help people to know and understand their rights and obligations and how to use this information to get the best outcomes, provide people with the confidence and support they need to take action, and work for positive social change within communities and wider society. We provide a free and independent service to all.

Consumer

We’re fighting for your consumer rights.

We’re not-for-profit and not funded by government. We investigate issues, test products and campaign to get laws changed to benefit consumers.

Sorted

Tackle my debt.

Sort my money.

See my future.

Everything you need to get ahead.

Building Performance

If you own a leaky home in New Zealand, you have options to resolve issues under the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006.

‘Weathertightness’ is a term that describes how resistant a building is to the weather. A weathertight building has been constructed to make sure the interior and exterior won't be damp or suffer from excess moisture – too much moisture may damage the building elements.

Guides and Forms

Leaky Home Guide

This guide is designed to create a better understanding of the options and processes homeowners are likely to encounter in coming to terms and dealing with a leaky home problem.

NZ Residential Property Agency Agreement Guide

This guide provides information about agency agreements, tells you where you can
get more information, what to expect from your agent, and what to do if there is a
problem.

Real Estate Agents Authority – Agreement Guide

This guide tells you...
- what the agent should tell you before you sign
an agency agreement
- what’s in an agency agreement
- what happens if you have a problem
- where to go for more information

New Zealand Residential Property Sale and Purchase Agreement Guide

This guide tells you...
- what a sale and purchase agreement is
- what’s in a sale and purchase agreement
- what happens after you sign the sale and purchase agreement
- what happens if you have a problem
- where to go for more information