What our clients say about the Property Management Division
“Cowdy and Co have provided great management of my property in CHC over the past three years and have been very helpful during the Earthquake. I would not hesitate to recommend them to others. I use 6 other property managers in Aust, USA and NZ and Cowdy & Co have been the most reliable and effective with managing my property.”
-MR D SUMMERS, February 2013
“After 22 years with Cowdy! They must be doing something right!“
-MR & MRS BUSHELL, February 2013
“As a house owner using Cowdy and Co as our property manager and living outside of New Zealand, I cannot speak more highly of the service they provide us. Their attention to all matters in a timely manner, their communication, and the follow up of concerns has always been outstanding. We would not consider using any other company.”
-MR & MRS BATCHELOR, February 2013
“In the 15 years we have used Cowdy and Co to manage our rental property we have found them very satisfactory and will continue using their services.”
-MR & MRS JONES, February 2013
“When significant challenges arise, Cowdy takes responsibility and does what is needed to solve the problem.”
-M PARR, February 2013
“One-stop problem-free full-solution management services.”
- R YOUNG, February 2013
“During the 7 years Cowdy & Co have managed my properties I have found them a pleasure to work with. Unfailingly patient and pleasant, they demonstrate great efficiency in managing routine and extraordinary maintenance. They are extremely efficient at re-letting properties when tenants move on and, usually they show perception in their selection of tenants. I was extremely impressed with their patient attention to the needs of tenants and the queries and worries of landlords during the Christchurch earthquakes.”
-D DACRE, February 2013
“Gael has been absolutely wonderful. I am reassured that my property is in safe hands and I appreciate how understanding and accommodating she was during my traumatic packing up and moving process. I am a very satisfied customer. Thanks to Gael.”
-L NEWSTROM-LLOYD & D LLOYD, February 2013
“A professional service to be recommended."
-MR & MRS JOHNSTON, February 2013
“Good company which maintains high level of property management.”
-MR & MRS YULE, February 2013
“My family started using Cowdy and Co to manage our investment properties when we bought our first one approx. 10 years ago. We have added many more to our portfolio since then and have been so happy with their service that we have never considered changing property managers.”
-R & L SIWATIBAU, February 2013
“The tenants found for us have always been of a very high standard.”
-MR & MRS KYLE, February 2013
“Easy management taking the hassle out and letting me get on doing enjoyable activities with confidence that my assets are in good care.”
-MR & MRS GAUDIN, February 2013
"Hi Catherine and Janice. May I take the opportunity to thank you both and the rest of your team, for managing my property for the last three years. The thing I have been most impressed with as an 'overseas landlord', is your quick response to any queries or questions I have had. Your emails have always been prompt and professional and have allowed me to not worry about my property at all whilst you have been managing it. I have also really appreciated your honesty in your emails and phonecalls when I have sought advice and when I have misinterpreted your response to things or questioned actions. I first came into contact with Cowdy & Co when I had issues with my neighbours, who were renting another property through you, and when I was living in my own property. From the first encounter I have trusted your judgement and appreciated your commitment to your landlords. At that time I decided that I would ask you to manage my property if the need should ever arise. A while later and a move to the UK and that's what I did. Many thanks to you all."
- Kirsty Hazell, January 2013
"Dear Karen, I just want to say "thanks" for the excellent service we received from you and Cowdys - we appreciate it. And it was a pleasure meeting you."
- Janet Mousley, February 2012.
"I just wanted to say thank you Gael for all your work over the last 18 months. It has been great having you in charge of things as you have always done a very professional job to a high standard even given the unusual and tough conditions everyone has faced over this time period."
- Craig McMillan, January 2012.
"Clair, I just wanted to send a quick email to say thanks for the way in which you have dealt with us during our time at Dunair Drive, even if it did only turn out to be a short stay. Your professional manner and quick response to issues has made our tenancy hassle free which has been greatly appreciated in these times of increased stress and frustration due to the ongoing earthquakes that ultimately saw the demise of the property."
- Tim Campbell, January 2012.
"I would like to thank the Cowdy & Co team especially Catherine Flanagan for all the work you have done on my behalf. If I am ever back in the investment property again I would definitely call upon your services.
I have recommended your business to others."
- K Parsons, January 2012.
"I found Cowdy & Company professional, diligent, friendly and communicative at all times. Through extreme difficulty with a tenant, Cowdy & Company communicated a difficult situation with a good end result. With the damages caused by the Christchurch earthquake, they liased with the EQC and visited my property at time of inspection and made sure all damages were accessed by EQC. I would highly recommend Cowdy's to any person looking for a property manager - they look after your property as though it were their own."
- S Richards, August 2011.
"Thank you so much for all you are doing. I did not get an email with the copy of the Tenancy Agreement so I presume you posted it to us. If so, it will be redirected to Muscat and we should receive it in a week or so. I can't tell you what peace it gives us to be working with you and our company. Thank you, thank you!"
- Michele W, August 2011.
"I have found the service and the effort put in by the Cowdy representative for my property in Christchurch to be exemplary and well beyond the levels that one would expect in the very difficult circuamstances following the earthquakes in the area. I am particularly impressed with the personal touch and the real desire to get properties fit for rental and back operation in the quickest and safest way possible. I would have no hesitation in recommending Cowdy as an agent to others who need a Property management service."
- Ashley L, June 2011.
"I would just like to commend you and your staff for the superb way to have kept us informed regarding the earthquake information and updates. Jane is very accommodating each time I have contacted her about my property, even though I know that she and all your staff must be under such intense pressure not to mention devastated at what is all around you. I hope that your premises have not been affected being so close to the Carlton Hotel."
- M Domigan, March 2011.
"A big thank you to Cowdy Property Management who has been doing a great job managing our Craven Street properties, keeping me well informed of changes and the outcome of your regular inspections. In addition the reporting of activities post the earthquake, have been really appreciated."
- Paul Fairbairn, November 2010.
“I have been meaning to email you for a long time and say how much I appreciate and have appreciated Cowdy and Co looking after our property in Fendalton. Without doubt it has taken out much of the stress associated with being an absent landlord! It is and has been a pleasure to work with you, as a result of your help no problem seems too difficult to deal with. The advice that you have given has been very helpful and has always been given with friendliness. I would most definitely recommend your services to others looking to rent out their houses.”
- R Weir, August 2010.
“Just a note to let you know I am really pleased with the service my property manager provides in overseeing the rental of my property in Derby Street. Living so far away it gives me peace of mind knowing that the rental of the unit is being professionally handled.”
- J Cameron, July 2010.
“I am the tenant at Roberta Drive and am writing to let you know that your company has given me very outstanding service, is very easy to deal with and was very timely with any maintenance. So I am a very happy customer.”
- S Maafi, June 2010.
“It’s a credit to you that my property stress level is zero, cheers.”
- N Hartwell, May 2010.
“I am a tenant in Riccarton Road. The property has been rented by me for one and a half years. During the one and a half years I had many problems with the property.
The property manager always fixed the problems as soon as possible. So I write this letter to commend her job. Cheers."
- Li, May 2010.
“I just wanted to let you know how great my property manager is to deal with and how much I appreciate their help with Glandovey Road. They have just planted part of the garden that had a large conifer removed and have been very helpful. I don’t know if you give bonuses but they would certainly be in line for one if you do.”
- T Hobbs, April 2010.
“We would like to let you know how happy we have been with our property manager this year. In particular they gave us a wonderful effort when they supervised the upgrading of our property in Longfellow Street – we were so happy with the end result. Well done!”
- G Wild, December 2009.
“Recently I enlisted the help of your company to try and find suitable accommodation for my elderly ailing brother. As I live in Hawkes Bay it is difficult to achieve such info from here, that bit of water between the Islands is a nuisance. However, you came up very promptly with several places. Your efficiency impressed me greatly. I think you need to know these things about your staff.”
- G Sabiston, December 2009.
“I would also like to add our very great thanks to Cowdy and Co for the excellent and professional manner in which you manage the rental of our property of our property for us.”
- G Newby, November 2009.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to comment on my property manager. They always return calls and emails promptly. Their manner is consistently professional, polite and friendly. I deal with you as both landlord and head tenant, your approach never differs, you remain calm (outwardly) no matter what the circumstance. Your knowledge of the industry is invaluable. I could not recommend your company highly enough. I hope my property manager is well looked after at Cowdy’s and fully appreciated.”
- A Nathan, October 2009.
“We have enjoyed our dealings with you the agent throughout the term of our contract, both here and at the Northwood property. Your professionalism, eye for detail and due diligence has been refreshing to us, so thank you.”
- R & D Vaughan, May 2009.