Property Management

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...

Dark clouds on landlords’ horizon?

The Opportunities Party’s tenancy policy plays into the prevailing anti-landlord atmosphere but prominent investors say it is not an imminent threat – compared to others. More...

Upswing in Auckland rental yields

Good news for Auckland landlords as a new Barfoot & Thompson report shows the city’s average rental yield has risen for the first time in three years. More...

TOP tenancy policy ignores rental realities

Gareth Morgan’s Opportunities Party (TOP) wants to make it very difficult to evict tenants – but that could have a detrimental effect on the market, landlord advocates warn. More...

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