PHOTO: ROSS GIBLIN/STUFF – Keith Powell argues that regulation of property managers should cover all landlords.
A battle is brewing in the property management industry between those who favour regulation and those who want the status quo.
Property managers have been getting bad publicity recently after a branch of property management firm Quinovic was criticised for a set of advertisements, and by grumpy former tenants for past treatment.
David Faulkner, director of property management consultancy Real IQ, says it’s a case of “when the regulation of our industry will happen, rather than it”.
“Our industry has taken an absolute hammering over recent times. Yet in spite of this, I remain optimistic that good will come out of all the bad publicity that has been associated with property management. There is now a strong sense that change is coming.”
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