Getting landlord cover right

Meth contamination and uncertainties around tenant damage liability mean there is growing interest in stand-alone landlord insurance and more insurers are entering the market in response.

Jail for dodgy property consultant

A Christchurch property consultant who defrauded the Selwyn District Council to the tune of $300,000 plus will be going to jail.

Regulate property managers - REINZ

Regulating the property management industry would help renters more than banning letting fees will, REINZ argues as submissions on the proposed ban close.

Hamilton North - Moving to the Country - $25k Price Drop!

$590,000 If you’re looking for a great property in the very sort after area of Flagstaff, then this is your chance! Built in 2016, this modern home has plenty to offer all types of families, tenants, or professional...
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Airbnb profits for landlord not tenant

Landlords worried about tenants sub-letting their property on Airbnb can take heart after the Tenancy...

Soft rebound for price optimism

Price expectations have rebounded from post-election lows but they are still well off the levels of optimism...

Migration hits two year low

Public calls for the government to cut immigration continue but the latest Statistics New Zealand data...

Pinning down value

Ascertaining the true value of a commercial property is far more difficult than people realise but some...

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Storage risks
“I have a two bedroom residential rental property. There is one bedroom with a bed in it that also has boxes of personal items being stored and the room is very full. Can the landlord legally request that the items being stored in the room be removed citing them as a fire risk? ...”
Our expert Bernard Parker responds »

Is repair work deductible?
“I've recently purchased a property and put it into a Trust. I've had to do some minor repair work: I've got the fireplace repaired, replaced some damaged carpet and exterior, done some interior painting as it was in poor condition, and replaced some broken steps and the shed as they were not usable. I'm...”
Our expert Mark Withers responds »

Pool pump charges
“Our tenants are using a house which has a swimming pool. The tenants have advised the pool pump is quadrupling the electricity bill. In our tenancy agreement it states Tenant’s Maintenance Duties and Costs “Pay all charges for electricity, gas, telephone and metered water and wastewater”. However, they...”
Our expert Jennifer Sykes responds »

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