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Tommy's top Hutt Valley agent from 2006 to 2019

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BookABach, AirBnB... or traditional tenancy?

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Hi folks,

Who doesn’t want to put their feet up and watch their investment property make some money? Listing your home on short-term rental sites like Airbnb and BookaBach can be an excellent way to get great returns on your rental.

Airbnb and BookaBach have completely changed how we holiday, moving away from traditional letting methods to connecting the owner and renter directly, usually on short term lets.

It’s now easier for owners to use different renting methods to get a return on their property. We’ve seen recent reports of landlords in Auckland’s CBD choosing to only rent out their apartments on Airbnb instead of relying on a long-term tenant because of the higher returns and with occupancy rates sitting between 80 and 89 per cent, it’s an attractive option.

While there can be a bit more work around booking guests and handling cleaning, short-term rentals can work well  if you’re willing to take the risk and uncertainty.

Some other issues to consider include, securing the right insurance and,working with an accountant to understand your tax obligations, maintenance costs with a higher turnover of tenants, and how much property management you really want to do.

Owning a holiday home has an added bonus in that you have somewhere to holiday yourself—and if you structure it right, the house should pay for itself.

If you are thinking of selling your home, would like an appraisal, or want more information on the Upper Hutt property market please call me on the numbers below or contact me via email alternately fill in your details here on my website.


Kind regards,
Steve Slicker

+64(04) 212 6787
0275 661 949


Steve Slicker, Upper Hutt Real Estate

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If you are considering selling your property in any of the suburbs below, please call or email Steve

  • Akatarawa
  • Birchville
  • Blue Mountains
  • Brown Owl
  • Clouston Park
  • Ebdentown
  • Elderslea
  • Heretaunga
  • Kaitoke
  • Kingsley Heights
  • Mangaroa
  • Maoribank
  • Maymorn
  • Moonshine Valley
  • Mount Marua
  • Pakuratah
  • Pinehaven
  • Plateau
  • Riverstone Terraces
  • Silverstream
  • Te Marua
  • Timberlea
  • Totara Park
  • Trentham
  • Upper Hutt Central
  • Wallaceville
  • Whitemans Valley