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Rental properties are in high demand in New Zealand. With the state of the world and rising interest rates, everyone is trying to get the most bang for their buck. Savvy property investors know the right question to ask: Do you have any land potential for subdivision? Make the most of your existing portfolio by adding another house to your land.

Here are five reasons why prebuilt homes are perfect for NZ property investors:

#1. Two properties equal twice the rent!

Could your property be subdivided? An Ezyline Prebuilt transportable home could be the ideal solution. By subdividing and adding another house to your property, you can immediately double (or more) your rental income from the property.

Prebuilt homes are an easy option for subdividing because they’re built off-site, limiting any inconvenience to existing tenants and ensuring a speedy install!

#2. Quickly bypass all the bother

The beauty of prebuilt homes is the ease of building them.

Prebuilt by definition means that most construction will be completed before arriving at your site. Compared to traditional building, prebuilt means timeframes are shorter and more dependable. You’re not at the mercy of the weather and you don’t have to manage the various trades turning up to the property. This is all taken care of before the house is delivered. Easy!

#3. Cost-effective construction

Prebuilt homes are cheaper to construct than starting from scratch because they utilise off-site building and systemised construction. Most prebuilt homes are humble basic houses – perfect for rental properties or vacation homes.

You can also plan the layout of the home for maximum appeal to your target renters whether they be families or students.

Building an affordable but appealing rental property is an attractive option if you’re looking at property yield.

#4. Massive maintenance savings

Building a brand new prebuilt home will give you years of minimal maintenance. Prebuilt houses tend to be made of durable, low-maintenance materials such as Hardies Weatherboard, with aluminium joinery and Colorsteel roofs (that’s the case for Ezyline homes anyway) They also tend to be reinforced beyond compliance to withstand the journey of transport to your site.

Many landlords underestimate how much repairs and maintenance on older homes can cost.

#5. Attract (and keep) good tenants

A brand-new home has excellent rental appeal. Who doesn’t want double glazing, full insulation, perfect paintwork, and all mod-cons? And you can often charge a higher rent than for a similar-sized older home.

Interested in exploring prebuilt opportunities? Want to increase your rental income?


Your first step is to find out whether you can get consent from your local council. You can usually find the basic criteria online or by phone to the council office.

Too many things to think about? Don’t worry, we do this every day. We can help you and make building your new rental stress-free.

One day a bare un-utilised portion of land, The next… a brand-new house ready to be rented!

Now is the time to discuss some options with us for a summer house warming party! Call us on 0800 EZYLINE (0800399546) to chat with our team in Feilding or Mount Maunganui Today!