Property Management

How the lockdown is affecting landlords

It’s not just tenants who are feeling the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown – landlords are too, with a new survey showing that the personal income of 59% of them has been affected.

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Moving properties during COVID-19 lockdown

Confused about whether tenants can move properties during the lockdown? If so, you’re not alone – so Tenancy Services has now released some advice around the issue.

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Emergency rules boost tenant protections

Landlords can't raise rents or evict tenants, expect in specific situations, during the Covid-19 lockdown – but tenants do have obligations too.

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Put RTA reform proposals on ice

Now is not the time for the Government to push through its proposed tenancy law reforms, property market players say.

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How to address tenant job loss in the age of coronavirus

Compassion should be key to how landlords deal with tenants affected by coronavirus job losses but, ultimately, they are running a business and still need to pay their mortgages.

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Battle against RTA reforms continues

Coronavirus might be dominating the headlines but investor advocates are urging landlords not to forget about the threat posed by the proposed reforms to tenancy law.

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Get on top of boarding house rules

There’s a fair bit of uncertainty around boarding houses and Tenancy Services is warning landlords they need to know the law around this area.

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National would ditch proposed rental regulations

The Government’s controversial tenancy law reforms would be among the first regulations National would throw on to the regulations “bonfire” it is planning if elected.

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Failure to lodge bonds earns major penalty

A Tauranga property management company has been ordered to pay $16,417 for failing to lodge bonds within the required timeframe on multiple occasions.

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On the brink of a crisis

Proposed tenancy law changes, which come in an environment of rental shortage, are on the brink of creating a low socioeconomic rental crisis.

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Removal of no-cause notice opposed by 45% of tenants

It’s not just landlords who are opposed to the removal of the no-cause 90-day notice: a new REINZ survey reveals that close to half of tenants are too.

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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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