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IPMA conference tackles the big property issues

IPMA conference tackles the big property issues

This year’s Independent Property Managers’ Association (IPMA) two-day conference in September promises updates on the big issues facing managers of residential property rentals.

David Pearse, an IPMA committee member and CEO of Pukeko Rental Managers said: “Of particular interest are insurance and tenant liability, methamphetamine standards, compliance and health and safety.

“In these areas property managers are putting themselves at risk if they don’t know what they need to do to protect themselves and their owners. This conference is a concentrated ‘bootcamp’-style conference that will get everyone up to speed.”

Recently, contamination of properties with methamphetamine has increased risk for property owners. Pearse said: “Landlords may face bankruptcy if the Tenancy Tribunal rules they will need to pay back to the tenants all their rent money because of contamination of methamphetamine, or if the property does not meet the Building Code.”

Shaun Podbury is the conference’s keynote speaker. A leading property manager in Queensland, he will focus on portfolio growth and the future of property management. He will share his story and secrets of his outstanding business success. As well as other speakers, there will be updates from the Tenancy Tribunal.

Pearse is encouraging registrations. He said: “It is no time for property managers to carry out business as normal. This is the time for them to get the information and best practice systems they need or face the risk of losing more money than they can afford.”

The conference is on 14 and 15 September at the JetPark Hotel in Auckland. Bookings can be made through


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