If you own a home or residential investment property and you’re unable to look after it yourself, trust us to actively protect your investment and your income.

Active Property Management has had many years of experience looking after homes and properties and understand owners’ concerns when renting them out. This experience has enabled us to establish systems and procedures designed to mitigate the risks of renting properties.

You can depend on us to look after your property, find the right tenants, attend to the upkeep and provide you with continued income.

Don’t worry… everything’s taken care of

Our thorough approach to property management means you can confidently leave everything in our expert hands. Active Property Management’s service includes:

  • Rent appraisal
  • Tenant selection and management
  • Inspections and maintenance
  • Financial management and reporting

We’ll take good care of your investment.


We realise that the most critical issue for Landlords is having their property occupied in order to maintain income. Accordingly we have invested considerable effort into maximising our options to find suitable tenants quickly. We will:

Place listings on the internet, including our own website, general trading websites and specialist rental listing websites.

  • Market selected properties to our own database of entities known to be involved in relocating executives and staff into Wellington.
  • Place ‘For Rent’ signs on vacant properties.

As soon as a tenant submits 3 weeks notice to terminate a lease we start advertising and marketing the property for replacement tenants.

Our occupancy rate is 99%


We manage properties for a wide range of owners and property investors. Typically they are people living or posted overseas such as New Zealand diplomats and ambassadors. Many are home owners living permanently or temporarily elsewhere in New Zealand. We also manage a broad range of flats, apartments, townhouses and residential homes for investors living outside of Wellington. And in many instances we manage properties for investors who simply want the most professional service, so they can get on with doing other things without the hassle of finding tenants, collecting rent and arranging repairs and maintenance.

Straight forward fee agreement
There are no complex financial arrangements and no surprises. You pay a flat commission on the rent you receive and any maintenance we oversee. Advertising, rates and insurance do not attract commission. There are no hidden costs and we do not charge owners a letting fee, inspection fees, statement fees, etc.  The commission covers everything we do.

NOW’s the time to talk
If you’re moving or investing, want to protect your property and avoid the hassles, don’t take a chance. Contact us to arrange a meeting and we’ll be happy to talk through how Active Property Management can take the worry out of renting your home or investment property.


Here’s what Sarah & Matt (Lawyer & IT Consultant) say:

“We first met Mike when we became tenants in a fabulous property he was managing. We were so impressed with the way he looked after us and the property we said if we ever had a rental property we would not use anyone else but Mike.

When we did purchase our rental property about two years later I had lost Mike’s details but was so keen to have him I spent about two days tracking him down from Auckland! Being a lawyer I am quite fussy and have extremely high standards when I use any service and Mike has always exceeded my expectations. He has an amazing attention to detail, maintains regular contact, and does what he says he is going to do when he says he is going to do it. He is reliable and trustworthy.

In addition, he has regularly gone over and above the terms of our contract for us: two examples are that he arranged new carpets for us in just a week and in his own time went around to the property and replaced light bulbs for us. He takes care of our property as if it were his own.

To top it all off he is a really nice guy with a great sense of humour. I can’t recommend Mike highly enough, quite simply if you want the best property manager and management you can find you will use Mike and Active Property Management.”

Malcolm , IT Consultant (Global Risk Managment) – September 2009

“I moved to the UK in 2005 and needed to rent out my house in a hurry. Mike came highly recommended so I handed over the keys and haven’t missed a days rent since. He is great at finding tenants and keeping them. I have been absent for 4 years now and have not had a single problem that Mike has been unable to rectify (unlike property managers on this side of the world!). When property issues have arisen he has examined all options and made everything so easy for me to deal with. The house has had regular plumbing fixes and even full external painting which Mike managed for me – it is just too easy!

Mike undertakes regular checks on the house and provides feedback. I am now in the process of selling the house and he has far exceeded my expectations as usual to help with exit negotiations for the tenants and even providing the real estate agent with essential information for the marketing process.

I would recommend Mike to anyone needing a property manager.”

Chrissy, Company Director – December 2009

“Mike has managed our property in Mt Victoria for the past year at $900 p.w. At that level, it goes without saying that our tenants expected everything to be perfect. Mike was totally unfazed from the beginning – he presented us with a couple of good tenant prospects in admirably short time, he took care of all the paperwork, dealt with last-minute demands, inspected, corrected and overall managed the property to the letter of our contract. Best of all, he was always there for us with excellent and sound advise. We’d absolutely engage him again.”

Doctor AW, Scotland – August 2011
“Over the past few years I have lived in the UK so it has been very important for me to have a property manager that I could Trust, who would be very reliable and would communicate effectively with me.  It has been great to work with Mike over the past few years.  He has managed my property very well – maintaining continual tenancy, providing income statements, regular property inspection reports and dealing with maintenance issues.  He has been outstanding in coping with challenging issues that can arise in renting a property and he has always acted with integrity and given sound advice.  I would highly recommend his company.”

And many of our tenants like the way we operate (February 2012):

We would recommend  the folk at Active Property management to anyone who is seeking a rental property. Our group of three looked for yonks trying to find a place that would have us – Mike and Annette made our dream come true. They looked past the fact that we were students and took us for who we are instead of what we are and found us a wonderful flat. Professionalism is a key strong point for Mike and Annette, no less than a weeks notice was ever given for a flat inspection and they are really respectful of you during these inspections. The best part about these guys is that they’re always keen for a chat and are genuinely interested in how its going. We’ve had some shocking property management in the past and its refreshing to work with the crème of crop.  Cheers Annette  and Mike! We hope to work with you again in the future.

July 2012 – An owner recently returned to her family home after Active had managed it for two years:

“I was very impressed with the state of the house – it was in really good condition.  Thanks so much for all of the help you and Annette gave me… and the tenants!”

One of our contractors sent this in recently:

“We have done a few jobs now for Active Property Management and we have found them to be friendly, honest and for contractors, very quick in paying.  We highly recommend this firm to anyone wishing to use their services, both as property managers or contractors.”

Another tenant (July 2013):

“We have truly appreciated your absolute professionalism, friendliness and genuine interest in caring for the property throughout our tenancy. We would recommend you to home owners and prospective tenants without hesitation”


“Active have looked after our property while we were overseas as if it were their own.  We were delighted with the level of service and detail provided with all transactions, no matter how trivial.  We were particularly impressed with Mike’s ability to deal with very demanding tenants who were not backward in rightly demanding a high level of support from their landlord.  Mike’s advice and his determination to resolve issues as quickly as possible were the trademarks of his professionalism. Active Property Management do exactly what the company title suggests”.


“I have no hesitation in recommending Active Property Management to you.  From our first meeting with Mike we could see that his tenant selection process was scrupulous and we liked his hands on approach.  For the three years that Mike managed our property the reporting was on time, detailed and we never felt the need to question any of the actions he took.  He balances the rights of the tenants and owners and really treats the house as though it were his own property.  And his list of fix-it people is amazing – he can get things done much faster than we were ever able to do.  Our house was in safe, experienced hands.


I’m not sure if you remember me and Peter, we came to view the two bedroom apartment on The Terrace.  I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk to us and present the apartment to us.  I have to say you are the first ever to take an interest in a potential tenant – the others we had appointments with were indifferent and never even talked us through the apartment facilities and such.  Other managers have not contacted us at all regarding apartments that are now closed off.  I hope these comments will add value and points towards Active Property Management.

Owner Just Returned To Khandallah Home (May 2015)

We would like to thanks you for doing such a great job over the last year.  You made things very easy for us which set our minds at rest.  And the tenants did leave our house in great condition so we do feel like we’ve moved back into our own home.

Departing Executive Family Tenants (December 2015)

…and again many thanks for your highly professional service throughout our tenancy.

Executive Tenants (February 2016)

It is a pleasure to write a testimonial for people of integrity.  From a tenants perspective we found Mike and Annette to be open, honest and highly knowledgeable.  Although there were only a couple of minor issues with the property they were attended to effectively, pleasantly and quickly.

The manner in which Mike & Annette conducted themselves with us had me realising that if we were owners wanting to rent out a property there’d be no other place to go.

So good to meet people of such efficiency, honesty and integrity.


Can I just take the opportunity to say thanks to you and Annette for your professional handling of our tenancy.  Your communications are always rapid, courteous and you deal with issues immediately.  There’s a fair chance we’ll be letting our own new property in the next few years and if we do, you will be the first people we talk to about managing it.

Tenant Tony having to move when property sold (October 2016)

Thank you VERY much for everything and for all your help while we were at [address excluded]. It was always a pleasure having anything to do with you both and we will miss you.

A grateful tenant (June 2017)

You certainly made moving here from the UK very easy for us.  We really appreciate you sorting out the issues quickly at the start of the tenancy.  Having moved almost every year for the past eight years this has been our best experience by far.

Recent tenant – Rochelle Faulkner (2019)

As a past tenant of a lovely property that Mike and Annette had available I found them to be extremely professional, friendly and efficient.

They made the process easy and stress free from the initial contact right through to the end of my tenancy.

I was given ample notice prior to any tenancy inspections and they were very respectful when these were carried out. I have found them both to be very approachable and any assistance I required was dealt with in a timely manner and with efficiency. They take a genuine interest in you, are very understanding and caring and go out of their way to help you in any way possible.

I cant speak highly enough of Mike and Annette and recommend them to any landlord or tenant as a wonderful couple with a clear passion for what they do.

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