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We are in the process of terminating our agreement with our property manager as we believe he is not acting in our best interests. We are moving to another property manager.
Despite several requests our current property manager refuses to supply us (as the owner) with a copy of the current tenancy agreement and contact details of the tenant. He advised us that "we have no choice in this matter and we have to accept it". He says he will only supply this information to our new property manager at a time closer to the termination of our agreement with him.
As our property manager does he have a legal obligation to supply us - as the owners - with this information?
I am looking to start renovation of a dated property.
This will involve a complete renovation of the kitchen (possibly removing a structural wall). It may also involve renovation of the laundry and bathrooms. Realistically the house will not be liveable during this time. I have existing tenants who are very good and I do not want them moving out.
What are my responsibilities/obligations to them while the house is being renovated - eg: do I have to pay for there accommodation elsewhere or do they not pay rent during this time?
We are Auckland based and have an offer in on our first investment property on the Kapiti coast. What good advice can you give us in terms of our preparing for our first rental property - e.g: legal stuff, finding tenants asap after settlement, property management? Property manager/self management pros/cons?
Also, I believe water rates are included in owners rates rather than billed to the tenant - should we allow in the rent? What about excessive water usage?