Tenancy Services takes on enforcer role

Only “ratbag” landlords who don’t take care of their rental properties need to worry about the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) new “interventionist” powers, a landlord advocate says.

Migrant flow hits new highs – for now

Pressure on housing demand is set to continue as the latest Statistics New Zealand data shows migration has jumped back up to record highs.

Rent flatline continues

Median asking rents around the country remained largely unchanged in September, although the capital city breaks the mould, new rental data shows.


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