Key reform will only protect bad tenants

Getting rid of “no cause” termination notices only serves to protect bad tenants and will have a negative impact on the broader community, not just landlords, according to landlord advocates.

Changes to RTA announced

The Government announced its long awaited tenancy law reforms on Sunday and they mean that landlords will no longer be able to get rid of tenants without reason.

ComCom warning for property trader

A property trader, who has attracted unfavourable media attention in recent years, has received a formal warning from the Commerce Commission.

Avondale - Development Gem

$POA/Auction Deadline Treaty Sale Nestled down a driveway and backing onto Fonteyn Reserve lies a gem ready for mining! The similar sized neighbouring site has already been developed and you can see what can be achieved...
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Record prices round NZ

It looks like the sleeping giant of New Zealand’s housing market could be stirring, with new...

OCR reaction: economists surprised but expect 2020 cut

Economists were surprised by the Reserve Bank's decision to keep the official cash rate on hold,...

OCR decision revealed

The Reserve Bank has kept the Official Cash Rate at 1%. Here's what the central bank said: 

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More than fair “wear and tear”

Proving tenant liability for damage has long been a major worry for landlords but a recent Tenancy...

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