Property Management

Surge in rental demand in Palmerston North

Palmerston North’s rental market is running hot with enquiries about rental properties skyrocketing up by 50% year-on-year in September, new Trade Me Property data shows.

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New ring-fencing rules in play

Landlords - don’t forget about the Government’s changes to the rules around the ring-fencing of rental losses as they are now in force, Inland Revenue is warning.

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Bad behaviour behind most 90-day notices

Getting rid of “no cause” terminations won’t benefit good tenants but it will help bad tenants - as most 90-day notices are due to poor tenant behaviour, landlords are warning.

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Rents ramp up in Capital’s tight market

Limited supply and strong demand mean that Wellington rents are, once again, on a par with Auckland’s rents, according to Trade Me Property’s new rental data.

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Govt must regulate property managers - REINZ

REINZ has stepped up its campaign to introduce national regulation for property managers with the launch today of a new website devoted to the cause.

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The staggered rise of big city rents

Rents in Auckland and Wellington are up from this time last year – but they have been flatlining in recent months, according to new data from Trade Me Property.

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Relationship break-up not cause to end tenancy, tribunal says

A tenant whose relationship broke up, leaving her struggling to pay the rent, should have seen the risk inherent in taking out a fixed-term tenancy, the Tenancy Tribunal has ruled.

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New privacy guidelines welcomed

Confusion over what information landlords can ask for when selecting tenants should be eased by a new set of guidelines from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC).

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Tribunal fines landlord for insulation fail

Failure to install insulation into a rental property by the July 1 deadline has earned a Bay of Plenty landlord a $1,500 penalty and a work order.

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Pace of rent growth slows in Super City

Auckland rents might be steep but new data from Barfoot & Thompson reveals the rate they are increasing at has been slowing for the last three years.

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Rental stock can’t match demand

Pressure continues to build in the rental market as Trade Me Property’s latest rental data shows soaring demand and a decline in available stock.

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New tenant damage, meth measures are only partial solutions

Changes to the legislation around tenant damage and meth contamination have been years in the making but now they are finally here are they any good for landlords?

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Tenants liable for careless damage – to a point

Tenants will now have to take some responsibility for careless damage to rental properties after the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No. 2) passed its final reading in Parliament on Wednesday.

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Shining the light on unit titles

The unit title sector is one of the most misunderstood areas of property ownership so Tenancy Services has launched a new website to help out those affected.

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Getting end of tenancy clean ups right

Confusion over what leaving a property “reasonably clean and tidy” at the end of a tenancy means has prompted a call for prescriptive guidelines from Tenancy Services.

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