A Fair Price for Property Management.

We keep our fees so low by only charging you for the services you need, when you need them.

How can we keep our fees so low?

By only charging you for the services you need, when you need them.

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What does KITT Cost?


Our fees are designed to be simple and fair.

Our basic management fee is just $10 per week, and that covers everything you need to start out with KITT as your property managers – we’ll manage the tenancy, collect the rent, chase late payments, and handle communications with the tenant as their main point of contact.

We charge a couple of additional fees, but only as required. We’ve purposely structured our fees in this way so we’re not charging you for any extra services – until you actually need to use them.


When we do an inspection, we charge $100 – that’s entry inspections, exit inspections, and routine inspections. We typically recommend doing inspections every 3 months, but we’ll work as flexibly as you need.

We’ve separated out our inspection fee from our regular management fee, because every owner is different, and prefer having inspections completed according to their individual needs.

Our property associates will conduct detailed inspections to ensure your property is being cared for, take comprehensive photographs of the condition of the property, identify any emerging damage or issues before they worsen, and ensure you meet your requirements for landlords’ insurance cover.

Have peace of mind that your property is being well taken care of, and easily access all your inspection reports in one place with the KITT owner’s app.


When you need to do a letting, we charge a flat fee of $500 – this includes writing the listing, doing a rent appraisal, advertising online, hosting the open homes, writing a tenancy agreement, and completing credit checks, references, and background checks on applicants.

You’ll have an experienced local associate property manager dedicated to finding you high-quality tenants, fast. Once we’ve found an ideal tenant we’ll prepare a comprehensive tenancy agreement and manage the bond, key preparation, and holding deposit.

*The only thing not included in this fee is photography, because typically people will already have photographs, either from the last time you rented the property, or when the house was purchased. We try to avoid unnecessary fees wherever we can, and given that photographs last for years so long as there are no major changes to the house, it would be unfair to charge you if you already have access to professional photos.


When we organise maintenance for your property, we charge 5% of the contractor’s fee for project management. We’ll always let you know when something needs doing, before booking any of our trusted contractors – that way, you have the option of fixing any issues yourself, or organising your own tradespeople. If you do want to organise it yourself, we just organise access to the property for you, and won’t charge anything for that.

Our network of trusted and qualified local tradespeople are regularly reviewed and vetted based on customer satisfaction and fair pricing, and we’ll always ask your tenants if they are happy with the fix before closing out the request.


If we need to go to the tenancy tribunal to represent you, we charge $400 per appearance – but in reality, we almost never have to go to a tribunal, because tenants don’t want that on their record. We’ll usually get things sorted out before it gets to that point.

In the case that we do have to go to a hearing or mediation, this charge covers representation for you, filing and preparation, attendance at court, and debt collection. We’ll go to every effort to have a successful resolution for you, however we cannot guarantee any results.

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Nope. Unlike most of our competitors, we don’t believe in locking you into a service that isn’t great for you. If you don’t love the service we provide, we want you to find the management that’s right for you.

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We’re both!
We have managers to look after your properties, do inspections, find tenants, and everything else on the ground, and it’s all powered by our proprietary technology to automate day-to-day tasks while giving you and your tenants access to self-service portals.

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Absolutely – we want to take the burden of property management away from you. We can usually manage payment for things like council rates and water usage out of the rents received.
Just let us know what bills related to your property you’d like us to manage, and we’ll take care of it.

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You just need to let us know who they are and we’ll take it from there. We will email your existing tenants and let them know about the change in management.
We’ll let them know payment details for rent, get them set up on the tenant app, and show them how to raise maintenance issue and get in touch with us.

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We don’t think it’s fair to charge percentage fees. The work required to manage a property is the basically the same, regardless of the weekly rent.

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“Traditional” agencies will normally charge you a percentage of the rent (typically between 8% and 11%) and then add on fees for other things. Then they hide the fact that their prices exclude GST, so you pay even more. Usually, it ends up costing owners $3000 to $5000 a year to have a property managed! Unlike these agencies, we charge a fee of just $10 per week to manage your property, regardless of how much it rents for. When we do inspections or lettings, we charge for those separately, because we think you should only pay for the work we actually do.

With KITT you have a dedicated Property Manager who you can contact with any issues, but you also get access to a dedicated team of specialists to provide support when you need it.
Because we’ve taken a new approach to building a property management company, you get the best of both worlds. We never compromise on service, so it’s always going to be at least as good as you would get with a traditional manager; but our platforms allow us to provide a level of personalised, round the clock service that traditional agencies can’t come close to!

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We make payments to owners weekly. We process all the disbursements each Friday and they should be with you no later than the next business day.
We’ll email you a full breakdown of your rent and any deductions for bills etc.

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We’d be sorry to lose you, but there are no lock-in contracts with KITT. You can leave anytime you want.
We’ll charge you 4 weeks of fees while we’re arranging handover of the keys and documents, but there are no penalties and no transfer costs.

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We currently offer property management across New Zealand – for a full list of territories we service, please visit our Contact page.

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KITT costs less than other agencies because we believe in giving you a fair price. Property managers have been overcharging their clients for years and there’s no justification for their high fees.
To allow us to give you the best price, we’ve built incredible technology that automates a lot of the things that take up property managers’ time. That means that our property managers can give you better service because they’re focussed on the things that need a real person, such as such as solving your problems and answering your queries.

KITT Testimonials

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Griffin Sharma

KITT changed my life for the better – it just took a lot of pain away from the day-to-day management of my property. One thing that sold me on the idea of KITT was the connection with people. From the initial conversations, the communication was amazing.

If you’re considering moving to KITT, I’d say it’s a no-brainer. It’s a lovely team to work with, they’ve got the right tools, they’ve got the knowledge, communication is just seamless, and you’ve got great value for your money. I didn’t have a very good experience with the other property companies I’ve dealt with, KITT certainly changed that.

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Barry McLAllEn

The grudge I’ve got with property managers is that you pay a percentage of the rent – that’s a lot, it’s up to 10%. KITT’s pricing system is a lot fairer. The main differences with KITT are the pricing, the communication which is great, and the software that goes with – it’s very helpful and improving all the time, and puts all your documents in one place.

I’d really like to see KITT give standard property managers in New Zealand a shake up, because they’re really due for it!

"Not only are the fees considerably fairer; the service is considerably superior."

Since switching my property manager over to KITT Property Management, I feel like a heavy weight has been taken off my shoulders. Previously I was with another property manager (Harcourts) and the lack of communication regarding urgent repairs that needed to be carried out on the property was frustrating and embarrassing. (For example I received a message saying there was an urgent problem with the sewage on a Friday afternoon and couldn’t get hold of my property manager all weekend). And the logistics were a nightmare (for example at one stage they lost the key to my rental property).

In comparison the experience that I have had with KITT Property management has been a joy. Not only are the fees considerably fairer; the service is considerably superior. Amanda is trustworthy and reliable and communicative. With KITT I feel like they value me as a customer; rather than seeing the house as another property. I relied on my previous property manager to collect the rent.

This year I am able to confidently take a step back; knowing that KITT will do a good job managing any repairs that need to be done as well.

Olivia Bell

"I now have no problems and my tenant has told me the same"

I am pleased that I joined up with KITT Property Management. After bad experiences with 2 other property management firms, I am pleased to say that I now have no problems and my tenant has told me the same. It is so nice to have that go between person, who seems to have the right balance between keeping me happy with a no problem rental (at I might add an extremely reasonable price), and a nice approachable demeanour with the tenant. Amanda was extremely nice to me at the start as I was useless and a bit scared of computers. She nursed me through the signing up palaver and we were away!

Lorraine Stewart

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Camille Ballour

Associate Property Manager (Auckland)

Maggie Castro

Virtual Assistant

Lyndsey McKinley

Associate Property Manager (Wellington)

Joshua Woo

General Counsel

Josh is in charge of capital raising, exit and other corporate transactions. He has close to a decade of transactional experience, including listing a few companies on the NZX, over 50 capital raises, and business sales and purchases of all sizes. Josh also helps companies to set up ESOPs, shareholders’ agreements, financing and commercial contracts and more.

Josh is one of the solicitors approved by the NZX to provide opinions on listed entity governing documents. Outside of JW Legal, Josh is the legal advisor to TEDxAuckland and also a volunteer lawyer at the Auckland Central Citizens Advice Bureau.

Daniel Raats

Digital Marketing Partner

Co-Founder of digital marketing agency Digitella, Daniel brings his skills to KITT to ensure success in all things digital. A certified Google & Semrush partner working with eCommerce and Tech companies across APAC, his specialty lies in marrying PPC & SEO results to achieve search engine success. With the wider experience of the Digitella team at his disposal, they bring an additional 10+ years of experience to the table.

When not wrangling data, you’ll find him at his local basketball court in Wellington, identifying constellations, and taking his scooter for a spin (not necessarily all at the same time).

Dana Koliadiuk

Marketing Manager

Dana comes to KITT with experience working throughout NZ and Canada as a marketing manager – from digital and web development, to PR, events, and producing creative shoots, she knows what it takes to blend strategy, creative thinking, technical innovation, and production to create campaigns that resonate and inspire change.

When she’s not working, she’s happily soaking up the Queenstown lifestyle ski touring, biking, sampling Central Otago pinots, and beginning her Private Pilot’s License.

James Elliott

Chief Executive Officer

James comes from a background in marketing, business improvement, and web development, having spent many years with marketing agencies in the UK in the consulting sphere. He has a particular knack for taking old systems and revamping them to be technologically integrated, and give better results.

James began investing in residential real estate in 2009, rapidly building a reasonably large portfolio. He understands the innate needs and problems faced by property investors within New Zealand.

James also owned the New Zealand franchise for Getting Things Done, hosting workshops and helping individuals and other businesses to improve their processes, get better connections with their customers, and deliver better service. He credits GTD as the enabling magic that allows him to spin so many plates in managing systems and complex organisations.

Originally joining KITT in 2017 as an advisor and angel investor, James helped the team understand the needs of a property investor for the software being built at the time. When KITT pivoted to being a full-service property management company, he came on board as a business advisor and CMO, and eventually stepped into the CEO seat. Having intimate knowledge of the brand, process, customers, and industry so well, coupled with his relevant experience, made the transition a no-brainer, and he’s been KITT’s fearless leader ever since.

Outside of work you’ll find James on the water, spending time with his partner and his son. He loves boating, skiing, crossfit, and is an avid tramper.

Megan Blok

Associate Property Manager (Hamilton)

Stephan Jenner

Chief Information Officer

Passionate about organisational and individual productivity, Stephan’s focus is not only on getting things done, but getting the right things done at the right time, which invites a holistic approach to success and achievement. He leads the team building the tools and automation that make KITT work.

He’s also an owner of SelfOrg Consulting, a new breed management consulting firm, and Future Logic, an Australian-based IT services company – making him a 20+ year veteran of Managed IT Services.

Stephan is a certified Coach and trainer in Holacracy, Getting Things Done (GTD) and Making a Difference. When he’s not busy organising he can be found behind the BBQ and was crowned WA Tongmaster in 2011 and went on to compete in 2012 at the Annual Capital BBQ Cook-off in Lexington, North Carolina.

His dream is to one-day combine business retreats, BBQ-ing and his love of tropical destinations under one beach umbrella.

Nicole Wallace

Associate Property Manager (West Auckland)

Nicole has had experience in the property industry for over 6 years, having been a landlord since 2016, and buying and renovating properties. Prior to joining KITT as the Associate Property Manager for West Auckland, Nicole spent 11 years working for a government department screening passengers for possible threats and border breaches at an International Airport.

When not working, Nicole enjoys getting out on the water around Auckland with her family; water skiing, paddle boarding, and jet skiing.

Chris Jenkins

Associate Property Manager (Nelson)

Chris has a long and successful track record in the hospitality, real estate and property management industries. Originally from the UK, Chris moved to New Zealand and settled in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty where she initially continued with her career in hospitality. By the early 2000s she was a well-respected real estate agent and had moved from a role as salesperson into sales management, then into property management in 2011.

Chris moved south to Mapua in 2021 with husband Bryan, dog Lulu and cat Dexter, to be nearer her children and grandchildren – and is enjoying the Southern hospitality and outdoor activities.

Cia McLeod

Associate Property Manager (Timaru)

Cia has worked and travelled across Canada and the UK, before resettling in Auckland. Her experience in the property industry has varied from managing estates and looking after assets and property – to helping kiwis into their first homes with Westpac.

She joins the KITT team to manage inspections and viewings in Timaru, where she lives with her daughter, two cats, and two dogs.

Debbie Snijman​

Associate Property Manager (Tauranga)

Debbie was the owner of a successful educational publishing and printing company in South Africa for 26 years, where she also managed properties. During this time she grew to love the property market, and the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of people on a daily basis. After moving to New Zealand 5 years ago, she is now a KITT property manager based in Tauranga, offering exceptional customer service as she manages inspections and viewings locally.

Debbie loves animals, propagating her plants, reading, and travelling – especially now that the world is opening up once again!

Linda Turner

Associate Property Manager (Wellington)​

Linda joins KITT with an extensive skillset in administration, banking, customer service, rental and property management, dedication, enthusiasm and excellent worth ethics. And of course, buying and selling property.

As a seasoned team member, and after 28 years in the industry, Linda has a proven ability to attract the right landlords and tenants and achieve the best outcome possible for the property owners.

Linda lives a rural lifestyle and has a hobby of collecting livestock, ranging from alpacas, sheep, goats, cats, dog and chickens

Peter Kearns

Associate Property Manager (Christchurch)

Peter has been in property management on and off for 15 years. He joins KITT as the Christchurch Associate Property Manager with a well-rounded background, having worked full-portfolio management and experience in property tribunals.

With his extensive experience in the industry, and a background as an editor for a UK book publisher, Peter blends his skillset to write all KITT tenancy ads across the country.

Peter is also passionate about the music business, having been involved for 25 years – mostly in NZ, but with some work in L.A. and quite a bit of long-distance production and recording work with people in the US and UK.

Andy Hammerich

Associate Property Manager (Dunedin)

Andy comes from sunny Mount Maunganui, where he likes to spend most of his time around the beach. Here he started his professional life as a land surveyor, providing valuable time management and self direction skills, as well as opportunities to speak with project managers, planners, contractors and the general public confidently. 

Andy decided to leave Mount Maunganui and challenge himself by studying at the University of Otago, where he is finishing up a double major in Ecology and Zoology, and working with KITT as the Associate Property Manager for the Dunedin region. Much less time is spent at the beach these days, however new hobbies have been picked up in kickboxing, music, and a growing interest in snowboarding.

Dana Cosgrove

Associate Property Manager (Palmerston North)

Siobhan Bonner

Client Account Manager

Siobhan has been working in the Property Management field for ten years, and brings her expertise from various companies to KITT, managing maintenance for properties across New Zealand.​

Alexis Tan​

Tenancy Manager​

Alexis has worked as an operations manager for 5 years in the real estate industry, managing different construction projects and brands, and liaising with client accounts, suppliers, and partners – and providing great customer service to them.

During COVID, she widened her work experience by joining companies in the US, Australia and New Zealand as a property manager.

Maria Deposoy​

Property Administrator​

Maria is a Property Management Administrator and Virtual Assistant with over 6 years of experience in the industry. She has provided assistance to clients in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. Her strengths lie in performing various property management tasks such as processing applications, onboarding properties, preparation of lease agreements and addendums, lease renewals, move-in/move-out, schedule inspections, tenant and owner communication, billing, and other administrative tasks.

In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, reading books, and baking.

Jane Anderson​

Associate Property Manager (Christchurch)

Jane conducts inspections and viewings in South Christchurch and organises listings and viewings across the country.

Hannah Pingkian

Trust Account Administrator

As an accountant with KITT Property Management, Hannah specialises in recording day-to-day transactions for rents, bills, and system migration. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace, creating an impact on the team, and the humility to learn the work processes. Hannah enjoys traveling to different places to experience new cultures, time with family, and staying creative. 

Michelle Frew

Service Delivery Manager

Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge to KITT, with over 18 years of experience in Property Management. Over the years she has been the general manager of a top property management company, and a shareholder and office manager in another well-known property management company.

After many years in the field, Michelle could see that many changes were needed within the industry, and found KITT to be forward thinking, with innovative ideas for the future of Property Management. She is a systems-focused person, and prides herself on a thorough knowledge of the RTA and its amendments. 

Michelle has a passion for property, and this is reflected in her consistent, high calibre work. She enjoys spending quality time with her family – and living in a small North Canterbury town means she appreciates the feeling of community, and the need for quiet reflective down time.

Scott Mason


Scott is a Managing Partner at Findex, a member of the NZICA’s Tax Advisory group and an advisor to many NZ start ups.

Rodel Carbon

Video Editor

Rodel has been in the multimedia industry for over a decade working in local events, corporate projects, documentaries and tourism projects. Covid led Rodel to discover new opportunities in his craft, and he successfully niched himself as a freelance remote video editor for different US based clients, before beginning to work with KITT across editing and creative direction for brand videos.

When not at work, Rodel enjoys exploring the great outdoors with his friends, and is passionate about documenting and bringing awareness to life in the Philippines for remote communities.

Haroon Ahmad

Full Stack Developer

Haroon is a highly skilled full-stack developer with over 6 years of experience in the industry and a proven track record of success. He has completed 450+ projects, gaining a wealth of experience and a strong understanding of various industries and business needs.

Haroon has a strong background in developing and maintaining web applications using a variety of technologies including WordPress, Nextjs, Shopify, Vue, Angular, and React. He is well-versed in front-end and back-end development and deeply understands software design principles. 

Sarah Day

Business Analyst

Sarah’s background is in business reporting and analysis for various Government agencies, and she joins KITT to perform a range of advisory and analyst roles, helping us to better understand our business and how we are serving our customers.

Her superpower lies in finding a way to measure the immeasurable and intangibles, and turn this data into powerful information for the businesses she works with.

She adores her schnauzer Benny, and in her free time you’ll find Sarah snowboarding, tramping, being out in nature in general, and Kea spotting (her favourite NZ native bird, no prizes for guessing who gets her vote for Bird of the Year annually).

Welkin Galindez

Technical Copywriter

Welkin has written documentation for some of the most prominent global technology firms. She is the technical copywriter at KITT, and as such, she is in charge of producing and overseeing all of the company’s user manuals, as well as its knowledge base documentation, for both internal and external audiences.

Welkin likes to take time for herself, so she frequently spends her days off at home, where she may try to complete unfinished story scripts, catch up on reading, watch movies or TV shows, or listen to music.

Glen Anderson


Glen spent 11 years at Google, nearly 5 of those working in the Machine Learning team. Since then he’s become a venture partner at Monta Vista Capital in Palo Alto, CA.

Sarah Ramsay


Sarah is a prominant figure in New Zealand’s start up ecosystem holding the chair at StartUp Dunedin. She also runs both United Machinists and Immerson Ventures. 

Michelle Frew

Service Delivery Manager

Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge to KITT, with over 18 years of experience in Property Management. Over the years she has been the general manager of a top property management company, and more recently, a shareholder and office manager in another well-known property management company.

After many years in the field, Michelle could see that many changes were needed within the industry, and found KITT to be forward thinking, with innovative ideas for the future of Property Management. She is a systems-focused person, and prides herself on a thorough knowledge of the RTA and its amendments. 

Michelle has a passion for property and Property Management, and this is reflected in her consistent, high calibre work. With a strong family bond, she enjoys spending quality time with her family – and living in a small North Canterbury town means she appreciates the feeling of community, and the need for quiet reflective down time.