Property Management

Dunedin – Ōtepoti  is the second largest city in the South. It’s name originates from the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

The urban area of Dunedin is surrounded by harbour and hills and extends out into lush surrounding valleys. The population of Dunedin sits at approximately 130,000, swelling to 150,000 when the students arrive.

Dunedin became wealthy during the Otago Gold Rush beginning in the 1860’s and was once New Zealand’s largest urban area. Dunedin is considered the leading tertiary centre and is home to New Zealand’s oldest University and the First Presbyterian Church. In 2014 Dunedin was designated as a UNESCO City of Literature.

The Rent Shop is proud to be located in Dunedin, our property portfolio spreads from Waikouaiti in the North to Queenstown and Wanaka in the South.  With over $200 million in property under management, The Rent Shop makes your choice easy.

We offer our clients the combined strength and experience of over four decades in the industry. Our knowledge of the local market and our continuous involvement in the local community lies at the core of our business.

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Administrative & Management

Denise Robinson
General Manager - Dunedin
General Manager - Dunedin

After a successful career in real estate sales, Denise naturally progressed on to something more challenging - Property Management. Denise undertook further study and completed a National Certificate in Property Management. In her new role as GM, Denise supports all facets of the business. She is there 100% for her team of rock stars ensuring they have all the resources and information they need to make decisions on behalf of their owner clients.People say Denise has an abundance of energy, she is the go-to person to keep things moving forward.  Denise's expertise is in building relationships, recently being presented in Poland with a Business Networking International (BNI) global award.    

Denise's lifelong dream is to build forever homes for her most vulnerable tenants, to keep them housed and safe - forever.

Monique Trudel
Administrator - Dunedin
Administrator - Dunedin

Monique has been in the Property Management industry for just over two years. She has a B.Design which shows her creative side along with organisational skills within her role.Monique always ensures customer service is at a high for their tenants, owners and creditors.

In her spare time, she likes to put her design ideas into her home renovations, bringing her ideas to life.

Property Managers

Katie Connelly
Property Manager - Dunedin
Property Manager - Dunedin

Katie started with the Rent Shop Dunedin in February 2020,she has a strong & varied customer service background and really enjoys working with people and building strong relationships.

Katie has a background as a Beauty therapist working in high end beauty clinics in Brisbane but decided on a change of pace when returning to New Zealand in 2017 and was working at a busy sports, events and and functions centre as a receptionist and marketing co-coordinator before joining The Rent Shop team.

Katie is excited to start a new career in property management, and is looking forward to the challenge.

In her spare time Katie enjoys spending time with her three children and partner, and loves to get out and about rediscovering the great city of Dunedin.

Lisa Beale
Property Manager - Dunedin
Property Manager - Dunedin

Lisa has been in property management for 4 years. After almost six years as a personal assistant to two leading real estate agents, it was time for Lisa to use her extensive skill set in a profession that has always held appeal.

Lisa has a vast knowledge of Dunedin property, holds a current real estate licence and is familiar with many homes that are now in the investment arena. Having the ability to recall property detail is a talent that is the envy of many.

Lisa is busy and energetic and is thorough in her approach to issues that may arise and handles tasks with professionalism, always with resolution as the end result.

Away from the office, Lisa is a busy Mum, of three handsome young men who keep her grounded and remind her on a daily basis just how important a home is to the family. She is a proud homeowner and enjoys the challenge of renovating.

Melana Alipate
Property Manager - Dunedin
Property Manager - Dunedin
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34 Maclaggan Street, Dunedin 9016
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Why The Rent Shop stands out

Investment Specialist

Each property is unique and so are the needs of every property owner. We have a team of over 30 staff that have specialised investment and bilingual skills that can help you meet your rental property management needs.

Dedicated credit control team

We have zero tolerance for overdue rent obligations. Our team, will make sure your rent is paid to you on time, every time. No ifs, no buts, no problem!

No upfront fee for finding tenants

We want to see you and your rental property investment succeed. Therefore, we charge no up-front fee for finding the right tenants to fill your rental properties.

Why The Rent Shop stands out

Rent Safe

  • Our Unique rent safe package is the ultimate in protection and peace of mind.
    Put simply, if you choose Rent Safe, we’ll guarantee your rental income & include an insurance policy designed to cover you should the unforeseen take place.

We will source you the best tenants – quickly!

  • When you list with The Rent Shop, your property will be advertised in the ‘premium category’ on Trade me for the 7 days, then featured thereafter.
    This way we capture more tenants quickly, reducing any risk of vacancy
  • With an online booking system and application forms, it’s never been easier for a prospective tenant to view and apply for their next home.
  • Our comprehensive background, reference and credit checking systems will give you peace of mind that the best tenant is successful in renting your investment.

Experts in Risk Reduction

  • As our industry becomes increasingly regulated it can be hard to keep up with all the changes. Don’t worry – we put a huge focus on ensuring you and your property complies to the latest rules and are here to help. – Keeping you out of trouble.
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What our clients are saying

I would highly recommend The Rent Shop for anyone thinking about stepping into the role of a licensee / business owner. The Rent Shop has excellent systems in place (e.g templated agreements and letters, receipting of payments, arrears management,specialised property management software, after hours contact centre) that make the role of a licensee that much easier. They also offer professional development opportunities that allow licensees to up skill in property management and business development. This allows licensees to not only to build a valuable business, but also fine tune the knowledge and skills that arepivotal to being a successful property management business owner. Being a nationwide company there is also plenty of support from the friendly team that makeup The Rent Shop.

David Turnhout

"Michelle Meiring currently looks after our property. She always keep us in the loop & updates of what's happening. Professional & seamless service. Our property and tenant are well looked after. Tenant retention is very good speaks volumes of the level of service. We highly recommend Michelle. Thank You for the work you do Michelle!"

J. Ah Yek

"Michelle Meiring is the best property manager we have ever dealt with. She is great at communicating, fast and extremely efficient. Whenever something went wrong in our rental property, she was quick to arrange for it to be fixed. Would 100% recommend dealing with her."

G. Perry

What can a Property Manager do for me?

Owning property investments can be an awesome way to gain financial success if you know how to manage them. However, not properly managing your property can cause you financial and emotional stresses that we want you to avoid.

Below are 6 key reasons why you should get a property manager, so you can reap the rewards from your investment.
Your Property Value
Property managers know the market like the back of their hand. Our team can accurately predict the true value of your property based on its type and its location. This means you can get the maximum return on your investment.
Finding the Right Tenant
Your property is a huge investment, so we want to make sure it's rented by the right people. Our in-depth vetting processes include running background and security audits, credit checks, and verifying landlord and employer references.
We've found you the right tenants, now you need to see the returns. Property managers have proven systems in place so they can stay on the ball with collecting rent and avoiding overdue payments, no "if's", no "but's", no problems!
Managing Tenants
We make your landlord experience hassle-free by dealing with the little things: Lost keys, blocked pipes, tenant conflict, and unpaid rent. We'll keep you in the loop with any issues, and you can be sure we'll tend to them.
Managing Middle-men
Part of owning a property means maintenance. We take care of all communications with tradesmen, contractors, suppliers, and vendors. Our wide network of specialised contractors means we can find you the best person for the job and the best quotes.
Distance Made Easy
Owning a property and managing it means constant check-ups. With a property manager, we bridge the location-gap between you and your property, so you can trust that your property is being well looked after wherever you are.
Learn more about our approach to marketing your property, tenant selection, rent collection, inspections and more.
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Our Clients, Our Priority

We consider that this commitment defines successful Property Management. Our consistent drive to over-exceed our customers expectations and redefine them, has ensured that we've remained a leader in the Property Management industry for over 30 years.