Property Management

New renters' guide for tenants

Far too many tenants are not aware of their obligations around their rental property so a new guide aims to spell out what they need to know and do.

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Growth halts for Capital rents

Wellington rents – which have long seen the strongest growth in the country – stalled in August for the first time in five years, new Trade Me Property data reveals.

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Call for rent caps after freeze ends

Rents are set to go up for many as the Covid-19 prompted freeze on rent increases comes to an end later this week, but tenant advocates are now calling for rents to be capped.

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Ex-partner’s behaviour not a tenancy breach

Tenant responsibility for the behaviour of other people on the premises can have limits depending on the circumstances, a new Tenancy Tribunal ruling indicates.

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Moving rent tech out of the past

Recent tenancy law changes mean residential landlords will need to stay firmly on top of their rent collection processes – and a newly launched app aims to help them do that.

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No rent growth for first time in three years

The gap between the supply of available rental properties and demand for them is closing and that means rental growth is slowing.

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Routine inspection pays off

Meth contamination was just one of the breaches uncovered during a routine property inspection that led to a firm Tenancy Tribunal ruling in favour of the landlord.

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Changes to RTA now in force

The Government’s controversial tenancy law reforms are now law after the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2020 received Royal Assent on 11 August 2020.

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Persistent RTA breaches cost landlord

Ongoing disregard for her obligations under residential tenancy law has resulted in a hefty fine for a notorious Christchurch landlord.

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New rental laws will have unexpected outcomes

Watch out – some of the tenancy reforms now set to become law will have unintended consequences and cause more harm than good, REINZ is warning.

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Radical tenancy reforms now law

Shock and dismay. That’s what landlords around New Zealand are feeling after Parliament passed the Government’s controversial tenancy law reforms into law late Wednesday.

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The final countdown

This week was supposed to see the second reading of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill in Parliament. That didn’t come about. So what happens now?

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Queenstown rents take a nosedive

Covid-19 has hit the Queenstown rental market hard, with new data showing that rents in the holiday hotspot have plummeted by 28% on June last year.

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Opposition to RTA overhaul rages

The Government’s controversial tenancy law reform proposals look set to hit Parliament today, but opponents say it would be a big mistake for MPs to pass them into law.

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Crunch time for tenancy law reforms

The Government’s tenancy law reforms are up for their second reading in Parliament this week – and landlord advocates are urging people to contact MPs with their concerns before midday Tuesday.

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