Property Management

Calls for property management regulation grow

The Government should regulate the property management sector as part of its current reform of the rental market, according to industry insiders.

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End is nigh for letting fees

Letting fees could be gone by Christmas if the Government adopts new Select Committee recommendations – but concerns that the move will lead to higher rents remain. More...

Summer rent rise starts early

Warnings of rent rises prompted by housing policy changes are rife but the latest Trade Me Property data shows rents are already hitting record highs. More...

Proposed Healthy Homes standards out

Landlords are one step closer to knowing the minimum standards their rental properties will have to meet with the release of the Government’s proposals for them. More...

Airbnb room rental is subletting

It has just got harder for tenants to justify renting out their accommodation on Airbnb – thanks to a new Tenancy Tribunal decision. More...

Balance needed in tenancy reforms

The Government’s planned tenancy law reforms could contribute to an exodus of landlords from the rental market and result in higher rents, critics are warning. More...

Tenancy law reform proposals announced

An overhaul of tenancy laws – which includes limiting rental increases, removing no-cause terminations and stopping rent “bidding”- has been proposed by the Government this morning. More...

Rents poised to skyrocket this summer

Auckland and Wellington rents have frozen over winter but Trade Me Property’s head expects them to surge once summer demand sets in. More...

Bond, insulation breaches prove costly

Neglecting to lodge tenancy bonds and insulation failures can end up being expensive for landlords as highlighted by a new Tenancy Tribunal decision. More...

Failure to provide heating costs

Landlords must provide an approved form of heating in their rental properties – and ensuring there are working power points is no longer enough. More...

Proof rent can be paid crucial

Rent arrears are a big problem so landlords need to know their tenants can pay the rent - but that doesn’t mean viewing their bank statements is necessary. More...

Slow rise for Auckland rents

Auckland rents are rising at the slowest pace in years, according to Barfoot & Thompson’s latest quarterly rental market update. More...

Rate hike challenge looming

Holiday accommodation providers hit by Auckland Council’s new targeted rates system might be taking their opposition to the scheme to court. More...

Bed tax diminishes value of Airbnb rentals

Auckland Council’s new targeted rate will hit the value of investment properties being used as short-terms rentals on platforms like Airbnb or Bookabach, one industry insider warns. More...

Tenant turnover trending down

Tenants are staying put for longer and that means the rental market has got significantly tighter, according to a new report. More...

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