Property Management

The cost of overstaying tenants

Getting tenants to leave a rental property at the end of a tenancy can be problematic. Here’s a new Tenancy Tribunal ruling which serves as yet another example.

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RTA reforms pile pressure on landlords

Less rental properties and higher rents could result from the reforms contained in the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, both Opposition MPs and government officials are warning.

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Full steam ahead for tenancy reforms

Landlords won’t have long to have their say on the government’s tenancy law reform proposals after Parliament voted that the Select Committee dealing with the legislation should report back by 22 June.

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Tenancy reform bill hits Parliament

Controversial tenancy law reforms, in the form of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, were introduced into Parliament on Monday and property industry players are not happy about it.

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Rental contaminated, not damaged by meth

Establishing meth contamination of a rental property, and working out the penalties for any damage, can be a complex business these days - as a recent Tenancy Tribunal decision illustrates.

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SuperCity rents moving up - slowly

Auckland rents may be high but they’re not going up at the rate often suggested, with new data showing rental prices rose more slowly in 2019 than in previous years.

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Getting heating right

Heating requirements for rental properties are currently a source of confusion for many landlords and property managers so REINZ has issued a reminder of what is required.

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Demand for rentals running hot

Rents are set to rise to record highs as new Trade Me Property data shows demand for rental property nationwide has continued to grow.

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Threat to assault ends problem tenancy

Terminating the tenancy of badly behaving tenants can be a dangerous and difficult business as demonstrated by a recent Tenancy Tribunal case.

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Call for apartment law reform petition support

The campaign to reform apartment law is heating up once again with National MPs urging property owners to sign a petition calling for changes to the law.

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Evidence needed to support Tribunal claims

Landlord concerns about tenants angling for legal compensation for problems with their rental properties might be allayed a little by a recent Tenancy Tribunal ruling.

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The perils of leaving insulation late

Leaving the insulation of a rental property for too long after the July deadline and then entering the premises without consent has earned some Auckland landlords a penalty of over $1,000.

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High rents the new normal

Wellington is on track to overtake Auckland as the most expensive region to rent in as median weekly rents continue to surge heading into summer.

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Defining “clean and tidy”

The issue of exactly how clean and tidy rental properties should be when tenants vacate has long been a battleground but a recent Tenancy Tribunal decision provides some guidance.

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Pre-summer pick up for rental market

The rental market is heating up for summer with both tenant demand and rents on the rise around the country, new Trade Me data suggests.

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