Property Management

“We engaged Dave’s services back in 2008 to manage two of our rental properties in Richmond. It was a weight off our minds to have someone so capable and efficient handling everything from making sure rent was paid on time, getting new tenants when current tenants moved on and ensuring that tenants looked after our properties and kept the grounds tidy. On top of that Dave’s a really nice guy. We thoroughly recommend his services.”
-Emma and Jeremy

The Rent Shop have a dynamic and experienced team of Property Managers operating in the greater Nelson region. You can be assured that once you engage the rent shop, your investment will be in the best possible hands. – Guaranteed! Fortunate residents enjoy one of the best climates in the country. The area offers spectacular scenery, many outdoor pursuits and of course fantastic food and wine. These are only a few of the reasons that make this part of the country sought after by families looking for the true kiwi lifestyle.

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Administrative & Management

Alex Drummond
Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager
Rosie Russell
First Impressions Administrator - Nelson
First Impressions Administrator - Nelson
Tonia Allan
General Manager - Nelson
General Manager - Nelson

Property Managers

Ginnette Smythe
Property Manager - Nelson
Property Manager - Nelson
Jackie Dick
Property Manager - Nelson
Property Manager - Nelson
Jess Ridge
Property Manager - Nelson
Property Manager - Nelson

Jess has built a solid reputation of reliability and perseverance with five years of Management and Training experience and nine years in International Hospitality and Catering.


Originally from the UK, Jess has worked in France and most recently the remote outback of Australia where she oversaw the Business Development and led a team in the Employment and housing Services. Eventually moving to Nelson with her Kiwi partner. 


Working in challenging environments has allowed Jess to bring with her valuable skills to the Property Management role. She understands the value of investment and thrives on exceeding expectations, client satisfaction and problem solving.


Jess is a keen foodie and loves spending time hiking and exploring the outdoors in the beautiful Nelson/Tasman region.

Jessica Craik
Property Manager - Nelson
Property Manager - Nelson
243 Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson 7020
Areas We Serve
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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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"David communicates well and acts as a good liaison between myself and the tenant. It can be difficult when your tenant is just around the road and thinks its ok to just presume I am dealing with their queries all of the time"

- Shane Adamson

What our clients are saying

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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.