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What services can a real estate agent or commercial property manager offer?

Property managers (or real estate agents) typically perform the following services:
  • Negotiating your commercial real estate lease and providing relevant drafting instructions to a solicitor.
  • Advertising your vacant property for rent.
  • Arranging inspections for prospective tenants.
  • Receiving and screening commercial lease / tenancy applications.
  • Completing and filing all relevant paperwork.
  • Arranging and monitoring rent payments, and following up on any arrears
  • Organising building repairs and maintenance when needed
  • Providing the landlord with regular payments and statements
  • Paying all required accounts (cleaning, utilities, service systems, security)
  • Conducting initial, final, and routine inspections of the commercial property
  • Collecting the Bond or Bank Guarantees and any advanced rent prior to the tenant moving into the property
  • Lodging of any relevant bonds with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
  • Providing advice on appropriate commercial insurance policies and options
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