Residential property managers play an incredibly important role in helping tenants and landlords across New Zealand. There are around 1.4 million tenants in approximately 600,000 households in NZ, and residential property managers manage approximately 40% of all privately owned rental properties. Property managers across NZ collect millions of dollars from renters each week and manage hundreds of millions of dollars of landlords' assets.
Residential property management (RPM) is a complex area and continues to grow in complexity. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a raft of changes to legislation within the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, Healthy Homes legislation, changes to the Privacy Act and Health and Safety at Work Act, and more. With environmental challenges such as severe weather events adding further to the challenges in this area, it’s clear that this is a profession that New Zealanders have come to rely on.