Property Management

First landlord conviction under new tenancy law

Renting out an unlawfully converted garage as a residence has earned a South Auckland landlord a $16,000 penalty from the Tenancy Tribunal. More...

Rent for “typical” NZ house hits all-time high

The median weekly rent for a “typical” New Zealand house hit $500 for the first time ever in February, new Trade Me Property rental data reveals. More...

Give tenants greater security - TOP

Ending tenancies could become a whole lot harder for landlords – if The Opportunities Party (TOP) ever gets the chance to enact its latest policy. More...

Airbnb sub-letting breaches RTA – Tribunal

Sub-letting a rental property on Airbnb breaches the Residential Tenancies Act, according to a precedent-setting Tenancy Tribunal ruling in favour of the landlord. More...

Moving forward on meth contamination

Shocking stories of meth contaminated rental properties continue to strike fear into the hearts of landlords but progress towards a better regulatory regime is being made. More...

Looking beyond the Airbnb glitter

Dramatically higher returns can flow from short term rental accommodation, but experts are warning investors to think about the potential pitfalls before rushing in. More...

Slow growth for Auckland rents – B&T

Average weekly rents in Auckland might be increasing but they are doing so at a moderate pace, according to the city’s largest real estate agency. More...

More clarification needed on tenant damage

Landlord-friendly court ruling in Foxton tenant damage case is a step in the right direction but commentators say greater clarification is needed to resolve the issue. More...

Tenant damage ruling overturned

A controversial Tenancy Tribunal ruling on a case where dog urine ruined a rental property’s carpets has been overturned by the Palmerston North District Court. More...

Rising rent trend nationwide

There’s good news for landlords around the country with the latest Trade Me Property data showing that rents are on the rise in most markets. More...

Subsidy boosts don’t mean rent hikes

Allegations about the behaviour of landlords has led the New Zealand Property Investors Federation to come out swinging. More...

Capital rental market booming

Wellington landlords are sitting pretty as new data reveals that rents in the Capital have increased by nearly 10% in the last year. More...

Promoting warmer, drier rentals

Reminding landlords that they should be providing warmer, drier, safer rental homes is the goal of a new Tenancy Services campaign. More...

Happy rental tidings for landlords

Landlords can end the year happy with news from Trade Me Property that median weekly rents around the country continue to rise. More...

Draft meth standard released

Clarification on the testing and remediation of meth contaminated properties is inching closer with the release of the draft new standard for comment. More...

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