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Adding changes to tenancy agreements
Dealing with rent arrears
Carpet damage problem
Damages for non-consented work
Failed tenant bond transfer
Repairs refund dispute
Costs for ending a fixed term tenancy
Addressing property damage
Unauthorised bidet addition
Reno provisions for tenants
Tenants' right to quiet enjoyment
Enforcing arrears payment
Tenant options during renovations
Healthy moisture barriers
Rental release terms for prisoner tenant
Deceased bond recovery
Demolition notice period
Adding sleepouts to property
No written agreement
Flat-sharing and the RTA
Costs in ending a fixed term early
Tenant renovation agreement
Non-written tenancy agreement
Disagreeing with Tribunal decision
Change of tenant rules
Rent arrears under insolvency
Property management dispute
Rent on illegal sleepout
Change of tenant
EM bail to rental property?
Tenant business in rental property
Payments from bankrupt tenant?
Arranging landlord access
Ending tenancy early
Dealing with problem tenant
Evicting troublesome tenant
Breaking fixed term lease
Exit inspection dispute
Renovations while ending tenancy
Rental as registered office address
Joint owner information
Tenancy ended during sale
House-sitting vs sub-letting
Ending fixed term tenancy
Excessive break fees
Replacement tenant clause
Company tenancy notice
Fixed tenancy sale problem
Rent arrears termination
Unlawful meth testing?
Meth damage liability
Lease release terms
Reclaiming letting fee
Granny flat requirements
Data costs dispute
Unconsented tenant work
Letting fee refund
Flood damage liability
Sex work rental breach?
Fixed term lease break
Bond refund forms
Reno notice period
Adding tenants to agreements
Evicting sub-letting tenant
42 days notice concern
Tenant rental dues
Releasing difficult tenant
Notice for recladding
Pool pump charges
Rent arrears eviction
Water charges confusion
Banning rental vandal
Fixed term confusion
Rehearing stay of proceedings
Post-tenancy Tribunal time frames
Water damage problems
Key replacement costs
Getting out of fixed term lease
Internet service in rentals
Failure to vacate
Responsibility for outgoings
Fixing flood damage
Letting fee dilemma
Is landlord required to provide heating?
Tenancy notice periods
Repairs & rent reductions
Separating tenancy agreements
Furnishing & maintenance duties
Valid tenancy agreement?
Insuring for Airbnb
Domestic violence damage
Role of property managers
Tenant Airbnb ventures
Chattel damage options
Pest control responsibilities
Pet-friendly verbal agreement
Retrospective insulation claim?
Damage claim confusion
Missing tenancy agreement
Leaving unsafe rental
Battling the landlord
Dog carpet damage
Moving on tardy tenants
Evicting dodgy tenant
Using rental home for business
Right to heating
Damage repair compensation
Ensure rental property compliance
Reluctant landlords' taxes
Misuse of tenancy agreement
Ending fixed term tenancies
Ending fixed-term tenancies
Extra water cost liability
Taking vacant possession
Providing tenants' quiet enjoyment
No asset procedure
Addressing a tenancy breach
Disclosing tenant information
Boarding houses & the RTA
Removing a bad tenant
Letting fee in face of demolition
Landlord without boundaries
Rent reduction for sub-division
Tenant's home business
Subletting or flatmate situation?
Swimming pool safety
Rent increase timing
Excessive power bills
Tenancy Act cover?
Subletting without permission
Breaking fixed term contract
"Unhealthy house" options?
Tenants privacy rights
Wanting to leave
Tenant moving overseas
Ending a tenancy
Enforcing payment of rent owed
Running toilet leads to bill dispute
Right of entry for painting
Leaking hot water
Bond form not returned
Letting fee refund?
Bond on fixed-term breach?
No hot water
Applying for orders
Verbal agreement broken
Who's responsible for damage?
Should I evict tenant?
Sub-tenancy curtain issue
Right of renewal options
Bond refund rules?
Exposing pest problem
Chattels in sale
Trouble on the horizon?
Notice for inspection
Market rent dispute
Tenancy agreement privacy?
Exit carpet clean
Lease break fee
Tenant changed mind
Who pays fixed costs?
Safe drinking water
Early tenancy termination rules
Questioning Tenancy Tribunal decision
Wear and tear or damage?
Tenant rights in foreclosure?
Who pays power reconnection fee?
Who pays for leaking water?
Can I get letting fee back?
Three months rent advance
Letting "family flat"
Letting individual rooms
Granny flat let?
Penalty fee for late rent?
EQC repairs: Uncaring landlord
Bad tenants out
Housing New Zealand properties?
Tracking tenant for tribunal
Maungarakei rent statistics?
Checking out move-in costs?
Ending fixed-term tenancy early?
Tenancy Tribunal decisions?
Housing New Zealand investment?
Can landlord live out back?
Not responsible for metered water
Seeking information on domestic rentals
Landlord declining fixed-term renewal
Tenant "refusing" to pay rent
Kicked out by flatmate
Who is liable for lines work?
Want to move to "safe new house"
Cleaning efforts "left a lot to be desired"
Want to move in, can I ask tenants to leave?
Zones for market rent stats?
RTA cover for "not legal residential properties"?
Early exit notice for individually leased room?
Landlord to sort 'non-potable' water
Surely health and safety comes first?
Compensation from broken fixed term?
Wanting out - cold house
Misled re letting fee?
Fixed utility costs?
Joint tenancy problems
Bond cleaned out?
Wanting tenant's details?
Bad tenants down the street
Who pays for aerial?
Key breaching trust?
Working out carpet costs
Landlords' family moving in?
Tenants' overstaying friends
Warning other landlords?
Surprised by letting fee
Tenant doesn't want heat pump
42-day notice on sale?
Key return on early exit?
Mortgagee sale's tenancy issues
Debt payments dried up
Obligated to tenant?
Taking over tenancy
Clean drinking water please?
Unsure if bond lodged
42-day notice timing?
Broken washing machine
Hot water changes
Receipts for Tribunal claim?
Who pays temporary accommodation for EQC repairs?
Is lying on references criminal?
Unfair exit for tenants?
Whose problem is mould?
No inspection notice given!
Shared hot water
Landlords' bad inspection timing!
GST charged on rent?
Landlord not up to scratch
Hot water leak - who pays?
Pedantic on three days rent arrears
Taking on fixed-term tenancy
Can we get our bond back?
Landlord pushing her luck
Where do I stand?
Bad flatmate needs to go
Cold air coming in
Rent to buy information?
Landlord's heating obligations?
Unfair 42-day notice?
Early tenancy exit?
Multi-tenancy power split?
Disputed rent increase
Clean and fair exit please
Unfair letting fee?
Forged signature for bond refund
Student flat heating
Notice on a fixed term?
Unsuitable inspection time
Legalities on house sharing
Who pays for water damaged TV?
Genuine written notice?
Tenancy mediation scheduling
Open home hassles
Rules around rent increases?
Open home issues
Interruption to quiet enjoyment
Obstructed access issues
Unsure of landlord's intentions
Exiting a Fixed-Term Tenancy
Leaking roof destroyed books, grounds for a tribunal case?
Is an unsigned tenancy agreement enforcable?
Liability for repairs
Changes to waste water charges in Manukau
Liability explained for water service fees and sewage fees
Mad about a meter
Breaking a fixed term tenancy?
Who pays for removal of rubbish?
Tenant Checking Pre-Tenancy
Pool Safety Regulations and Obligations
Can we be evicted if the house sells?
How do I resolve encroachment from my neighbors?
Can the date be amended on a fixed term contract?
Trials and tribulations with Tenancy Tribunal
This is just wrong
Ending a fixed-term tenancy
Fixed term tenancy and noise issues
Who pays for chimney cleaning?
Can tenants attach any fixtures to the premises?
Tenants' objecting to renovations
Short term tenancies
Offerings for new landlords
Reasonable rental inspections
Regulation for property managers?
Responsibility for damage caused by damp property
No escape from the house of horror
Mopping up a mess
Who is the Chief Executive referred to in S121 of RTA?
What are landlords's responsibilities regarding heating?
Can I terminate a fixed-term tenancy by notice?
How much notice is given if landlord wants to renovate and live in rental?
Cleanliness standards when negotiating contracts
Liability issues of fencing for safety
Overcoming access issues with tenants when selling a rental
Adding cleanliness conditions to RTA agreements
Who is responsible for payment of filling water tanks?
Are landlords allowed a key if locks changed?
Correct procedures for issuing termination notices
Is my agreement valid if one co-owner has not signed?
Enforcement of Tenancy Tribunal Orders
Can tenants be enforced to not use a fireplace?
Rental agreement terms to be met by both landlord and tenant
Offsetting rental income costs against maintenance agreement
Solving 'quiet enjoyment' versus 'access for renovations' issues
Liability over fallen fence in high winds
Carpet cleaning clause
Agreeing to break a fixed-term tenancy
Tools for first-time landlords
Avoiding problems with flatmates
Who pays for temporary accommodation whilst rental repairs carried out?
Do landlords pay to accommodate tenants whilst repair work carried out?
Who pays for water-tank usage?
How can I challenge an unjust Tribunal decision?
How do I set up a tenancy for multiple students?
How do I recover unpaid rent?
Responsibility for paying for fire damage
How often should I carry out property inspections?
Securing tenant's property for nonpayment of rent
Holiday rentals covered under RTA?
My rental bach was trashed, what can I do?
My landlord hasn't lodged my bond, what can I do?
Property manager not following procedures
Electrical appliance safety for rental properties
Fire damaged my flat, what can I do?
Commercial rent arrears
Can I break a fixed term tenancy?
Who pays for the costs of a plumber?
Where can I access sales statistics?
The ultimate answer: who pays for water charges?
Do I have recourse for fixed-tenancy being ended early?
Who pays for a broken garage remote?
Is it a standard practice to charge Document Charges?
How does subletting affect a tenancy agreement?
How much notice do I have to give?
Who covers security costs?
Holding passport as security
Where can I find out more about Housing NZ Leasing?
Fixed-term tenancies and rent increases
Can I get an insulation subsidy?
How can I prove a verbal agreement?
Who pays for damages after a burglary?
How can I recover rent arrears?
What recourse do I have for un-permitted alterations?
Who is responsible for pest fumigation?
If renting to students, how can I guarantee rent payment?
Who pays for water usage for lawn maintenance?
What is an acceptable escalation clause for raising rent?
What's the law on appointing an agent whilst overseas?
I have detected a P-lab in my rental, what do I do now?
Who is liable for damage caused to carpets?
What are our rights as property owners?
How do I prove water usage?
How do I define rent increase?
Can a landlord permit a tenant to find another tenant to replace them?
Who pays for the swimming pool chemicals in a rental?
Do WINZ pay rent into landlords account directly?
How can we get our tenant to pay on time?
How much of the bond can the landlord keep?
How do I check prospective Tenants?
Who is responsible for fumigation of infestation?
Should I pay rent on top of my mortgage?
Where can I find info about the landlord subsidy for insulation?
Can we evict our flatmate lawfully?
Who pays for installation of a water meter?
Who can advise me about property management issues?
How can I get my landlord to insulate the property?
Where can I get advice about insulation?
Property manager has not increased rent as asked, what can I do?
What are my rights regarding repairs?
What's the deal with Housing corp tenants?
How do I join a property investor association?
Do I have to pay a letting fee?
Can my tenants break a fixed term tenancy?
Who pays for smashed windows?
Why wouldn't the tenancy tribunal adjudicator let us speak?
Who is repsonsible for maintanence?
Who pays for a water leak?
Am I liable to pay insurance costs?
How can I get my bond back?
Am I liable for 7 years of back rent?
My tenant doesn't pay rent on time, what can I do?
Who should pay for water charges?
Should I set up LAQC if I take in a tenant?
Tenants want rent reduced, can they demand this?
Can I visit my rental without notice for maintenaince purposes?
Who should pay for a toilet leak, landlord or tenant?
My tenant died leaving damage, what can I do?
How can I cancel a periodic tenancy?
What can be done about an abusive neighbour?
Am I obliged to provide a reference for former tenant?
As a tenant, am I obliged to have contents insurance?
Letting fee paid but lease unsigned, how can I get my letting fee back?
How can I check out potential tenants?
Who pays for water charges?
Whare can I find info about sub-letting?
What are my rights reagrding my landlord's conduct?
As a landlord, am I obliged to furnish flats?
Can I end my fixed tenancy due to an insect infestation?
Is there a resource center for market rental rates?
Can we include a compulsory insurance clause in a tenancy agreement?
How do I resolve a boundary issue with my neighbour?
How do I enforce a 'no parties' clause with my tenants?
What recourse do I have against squatters?
Who is responsible for sweeping the chimney?
A faulty fire alarm raised the fire service, who pays for this?
How do I find data on tenants?
How do I end my fixed term tenancy agreement?
How do I enforce debt recovery from former tenants?
My tenant trashed the house, but I don't have a tenancy agreement, what can I do?
Are capital expenses for renovation tax deductable?
What recourse do I have against poor property management?
Apartment rents differ in my block, is this fair?
How do I handle difficult neighbours?
My rental is not clean, is the property manager accountable?
Is it wise to have a tenancy agreement amongst family and friends?
Is there any protection from land rent increases?
What circumstances would result in the tenant not having to pay a periodic lease?
Is a landlord obliged to give notice for maintainance?
My ex-landlord hasn't returned my bond, what can I do?
TV Antennae installation - who is liable for damage caused?
How do I set up tenancies for individual rooms?
What are my obligations when raising rents?
How do I resolve conflict with neighbours?
If unable to pursue tenant, who pays for water usage debt?
Should I charge tenants for damage to property?
How do I resolve disputes with my landlord?
How can I lawfully raise the bond amount?
What is the usual rent formula for commercial property.
Water Charges: who pays for what?
Blocked basin: whos pays the costs to clean?
Pest control obligations for tenants and landlords
Landlords' recourse for late paying tenants
Can I terminate my fixed term agreement early?
Can I dispose of tenant's belongings they left behind?
My tenants can't pay on time, what recourse do I have?
Under 18 year old tenants, how risky is this option?
Can I sue the developer for water leakage?
Fully-Furnished: what are landlords' obliged to provide?
Where can I get insurance that covers willful damage by tenants?
I bought an ex-showhome and it leaks, what can I do?
Falsely accused of damage to rental, what recourse do I have?
Insurance policies for Landlords
Mis-managed by my property managers, can I sue for malpractice?
Can live-in landlords have tenancy agreements with flatmates?
How do I resolve issues with my tenants?
Who is responsible for damage to property?
What rights does a Landlord have regarding reference checking tenants?
Can I give references about previous tenants?
Can a tenant end a fixed-term tenancy early?
Where can I get insurance for my property investment?
How can I find former tenants who defaulted on payments?
Landlords' responsilbilites regarding water tanks
Landlords' obligations for removing mould
Problems with your property manager?
Contact info for property management advice
When can landlords enter a rented property?
What is Power of Attorney and do I need it?
Service for UK tenants requiring advice
What is the definition of a short term tenancy?
How do I get my landlord to ensure my quiet enjoyment?
Bad tenants and how to avoid them
What are my obligations in respect to bad tv reception?
Who pays for repairs after a burglary?
Who is responsible for vacating tenants on a sold property?
Water leak, who pays for excess useage?
Water Rates, the saga continues..
Renting a sleep-out
Tenancy agreement issues
Terminating tenancy agreement guidelines
Careless or intentional damage by tenants, who is responsible?
What is a letting fee and why should I pay?
Insurance to protect landlords
My property manager has not been doing inspections..
Waste water bills, landlord's or tenant's responsibility?
Finding a property manager
Selling a tenanted property
Management fees on commercial property
Recovering fees for enforcing tenancy orders
Who is responsible for wastewater bills?
Bond disputes and how to resolve them
Recourse for landlords whose tenants burn down the house
Enforcement procedures for debtor leaving NZ
Access to drinking water in a commercial property
Higher than usual water bill
Sub-leasing on a fixed term tenancy agreement
Can a Landlord charge admin fees to tenant?
Access issues when selling a tenanted property
Legislation pertaining to leasehold apartments
Tenancy dispute over 'fair wear and tear'
Advice on selling rental properties with tenants
Insurance cover on rental properties
Faulty fridge, who pays for repairs?
Previous tenant owes rent, what can I do?
Can I throw away a previous tenants belongings?
Can I claim expenses while living in my rental property?
Commercial use of space in a residential property
Enforcement of civil debt
Water rates, who pays for what?
Tenancy disputes due to no-fault fire
Do I need to pay rent as a part-owner - Part 2
Can WINZ pay rents direct to Landlord?
Do I need to pay rent as a part-owner?
Can we charge the ex-tenant for removing their property?
Selling during fixed-term agreement?
Unhappy with sale process
Tenant's trespass notice
Recovering arrears overseas
Does RTA cover cabins?
Fire exit blocked
3Deductibility of work in flat share structure
5Settle for limited liability
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