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How to Maximise Cash Flow From Rental Properties

It’s one thing to own an investment property, it’s another to maximise its profitability and make it a great long-term investment -  Here are a few tips to help you maximise the cash flow from your Wellington investment property!

Make Proactive, Long-Term Repairs

It’s tempting to avoid, but repairs and upgrades can make your property more valuable and attractive to potential future renters, helping reduce turnover costs and increase the rental value of your investment. Plus preventative repairs can significantly help reduce the occurrence of damage down the road, helping make management easier for you long-term.

Limit Vacancies

When it comes down to it, keeping your tenants happy, paying rent and staying is the best way to reduce turnover costs and maximise the income from your investment. Tenants usually aren’t too hard to please, the key things to remember are to provide good communication in regards to their enquiries and requests, provide on-going maintenance to maintain the property’s condition, and we find being friendly, approachable and co-operative can go a long way in encouraging goodwill from the tenants.

We strongly advocate fixed term tenancies over periodic tenancies as this allows the planning for a tenancy ending and can mean you find a new tenant before the existing tenant leaves – this is great for cash flow.

Install Strategic Upgrades

Installing insulation and heat pumps may seem like a big cost now, but both upgrades can significantly increase the rental value of your investment property, and help attract a more lucrative tenant base to your property - Two of the most commonly asked questions are “does it have a heat pump” and “is it insulated”. Modernising the property with a fresh coat of paint (preferably a neutral colour like off-white), plus installing new door handles, light switches and cupboard handles is budget-friendly and surprisingly effective in attracting more tenants and helping increase the property’s rental value.

It goes without saying, a profitable investment makes a happy landlord, hopefully these tips will help give you ideas on how to increase the rental income and maximise the profitability of your Wellington investment property.

If you're considering Property Management get in touch with us today. Locally owned and managed, we offer residential property management services across the entire Wellington & Hutt Valley region.

We take care of investments, offering peace of mind and a personal service to investors and tenants alike. Our solutions are backed by industry-leading technology and proven systems that promote both excellent property care and strong investment returns. Taking on all aspects of the landlord’s role, we guide our clients with professional, tailored advice using our extensive experience and insight in the rental market that can only be built over time.

If you would like to chat about the possibility of working together, or to receive a no-obligation, FREE Rental Appraisal get in touch with our team today.

Quinovic Johnsonville | Wellington

Call Jordan Atkinson - 027 297 0873

Quinovic Hutt Valley | Wellington

Call Helen Vance - 027 487 8103

Quinovic Kent Terrace | Wellington

Call Jordan Atkinson - 027 297 0873

Quinovic Wellington Property Management


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