How do I maximise the cashflow for my rental property?
People often ask me "how do I maximise my cash flow?"
If you want the maximum possible regular payments without unexpected interruptions you need to maximise the cash-flow.
The best way to maximise cash-flow is to control the timing and length of tenancies and control variations and breaking tenancies.
My experience is there are many parts involved to ensuring this happens. These include using fixed term tenancies from peak season to peak season and ensuring renewals and rent reviews are completed within legal time frames. Equally important is using correct legal documentation and process to record and manage variations, and when tenants want to get out of their leases.
Good standard practice, and a high level of expertise prevents simple mistakes being made which can be very costly to cash-flow.
We have a very high level of expertise and so are able to prevent compromising cash-flow through accidentally waiving rights, or not completing the required standard of documentation.
So what do you need to do to have this expertise and high level of documentation?
You need a complete set of documentation that is legally valid for every possible situation.
You need to stick to this, understanding how to implement and maintain fixed term tenancies.
You also need to be totally conversant with the Residential Tenancies Act and how everything said and written regarding a tenancy can have a legal implication.
Property owners without highly expert property managers often find out the hard way how important it is to understand these things.
Tenants may be secured on the wrong type of tenancy, or the terms of the tenancy are not specific enough, or the terms of the tenancy are accidentally changed without realising it.
This can result in the property becoming vacant at a less than optimum time of year, unexpected vacancies, and lower than expected rent when re-let. Losing control of the tenancy can also mean less co-operative tenants, less flexibility in re-letting and the property not presented as well as it could be. This also potentially reduces the cash-flow.
One simple unintentional mistake, or failure to complete timely documentation could mean several seeks vacancy amounting to thousands of dollars.
By having the expertise and documentation timely and correct you significantly reduce or eliminate the risk of these unexpected cash flow interruptions and your property investment continues to give good returns.
Quinovic Johnsonville has grown to be the most successful property management service in Wellington's Northern Suburbs and is a multiple award winning franchise.
Our success comes from the systems we use, the experience we have and our commitment to applying those systems to give our customers the best returns on their property investments.
If you want to live your life the way you'd like to, we'd love to talk to you about managing your property for you.
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