Garside Property Management

Garside Property Management’s humble beginnings can be traced back to 1994, when a heavily pregnant Katrina went to an auction without Keryn to buy the couple’s first investment property.

She successfully secured their first investment and 29 years later, Keryn and Katrina now have a sizeable portfolio.

Over the years they have experienced the ups and downs of tenants, renovations, maintenance and project managing their properties here in the Clutha district.

For the past 19 years, the Garsides have been selling real estate locally.

Over the years they have often been asked for advice regarding what to do with investment properties.

Unhappy vendors and tenants also asked the Garsides for help.

The main complaints were poor communication, a lack of care and insufficient follow-up.

This is when the Garsides realised they could provide their local community with a better service.

In 2021 they saw the prime opportunity.

Keryn and Katrina met Layla Carruthers, an experienced property manager who shared the same ethics and values as them.

She was the missing piece required to create the team today known as Garside Property Management.

As the business continues to grow, it has added Amanda Garside and Sarah Andrews to the team.

They assist Layla in maintaining the high levels of service the team offers.

Garside Property Management prides itself on having great communication with its owners, tenants and local tradespeople.

Key to establishing and maintaining great relationships is the need to educate and partner with owners to ensure rental properties are healthy home compliant.

“We sleep well at night knowing our tenants live in healthy homes.

‘‘Our motto is, if we won’t live in the home, we don’t expect our tenants to.”


We are very satisfied with the quality of service provided by the Garside Property Management team. We feel very secure through Layla’s level of care, attention and excellent communication skills, that our property is well looked after and certainly recommend their services.

Elissa and Benjamin Eastwood

I cannot recommend Garside Property Management enough. Everyone there has made my life so much easier with my rental property. The standards and the professionalism are high.

Sharlayne Cunningham

Garside Property Management maintain great communication and promptly sort out any problems.

Ross and Nicole Chalmers

The team . . . The Garside Property Management team of (from left) Amanda Garside, Layla Carruthers, Katrina and Keryn Garside. PHOTO: NICK BROOK