Property Management

What tenants really want

The drive for healthy rental homes has put tenant needs into the spotlight but now a new survey has exposed what Auckland renters look for in a property. More...

Landlords urged to get onto insulation

There is growing pressure on landlords to start insulating their properties following a new survey which indicates around 170,000 rental properties still require proper insulation. More...

Making meth testing easier

Concerns about the costs of meth testing rental properties could be alleviated by a DIY plan being suggested by landlord advocates. More...

Rents surge for urban living options

Changing mindsets mean apartment, townhouse and unit rents have skyrocketed by 6.3% year-on-year to a record median weekly high of $420, new Trade Me Property data shows. More...

Bonds failure costs landlord nearly $40k

Landlords are being warned not to overlook lodging bonds as a new Tenancy Tribunal ruling shows that failure to do so can cost tens of thousands. More...

No winners from tenancy law tinkering

Abolishing “no cause” tenancy terminations, as the Labour Party has proposed, would be a retrograde step which is not necessary to protect tenants, one tenancy expert warns. More...

Tribunal refund decision anti-landlord

A recent Tenancy Tribunal decision which made a Dunedin landlord refund $10,000 to a former tenant on a legal technicality has been described as landlord bashing and unfair. More...

Labour plans could force out landlords

Labour’s newly announced rental market plans could scare existing landlords out of the market and will lead to increased costs for tenants, industry experts say. More...

Be careful what you ask for

Discriminatory Airbnb ad is a timely reminder that landlords need to be careful with their wording when advertising their rental properties. More...

Roll out renters’ education course - NZPIF

A Hawkes Bay programme which aims to ensure that novice tenants are “ready to rent” has won the backing of landlord advocates. More...

Council urged to pause on making WOF compulsory

A mandatory warrant of fitness (WOF) for rental properties is a step too far, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce is warning. More...

Rents rise in Wellington - & Christchurch

Good news for Christchurch landlords as rents in the city go up for the first time in over two years, new rental data reveals. More...

Human rights body slams tenant damage changes

Proposed amendments to tenancy law which would help landlords better address damage liability and meth contamination have come under fire from the Human Rights Commission. More...

Expect negative impact from regulation overload

Too much heavy handed tenancy regulation will lead to a drop in the supply of rental property and make renting harder for tenants, the NZ Property Investors Federation says. More...

NZPIF opposes Wellington rental WOF

Wellington City Council has announced it will be introducing a voluntary Warrant of Fitness (WOF) scheme for rental properties but landlord advocates don’t support the scheme. More...

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