Monday, December 11th 2023

Emotional harm award to tenant after power and water cut off

A North Shore landlord has to pay a tenant $4,000 for emotional harm, despite claiming the Tenancy Tribunal did not have jurisdiction to hear any claims because the tenant was a boarder.

Tenant left with damages bill despite not being responsible

Tuesday, December 05th 2023

Tenant left with damages bill despite not being responsible

A woman who left a rented Manurewa, Auckland property she shared with her partner after discovering he was using methamphetamine is still liable for a half share of Tenancy Tribunal awarded exemplary damages and other debts owed to the landlord.

Too expensive and wrong – new property manager regulations needed

Thursday, November 30th 2023

Too expensive and wrong – new property manager regulations needed

The Residential Property Managers Association (RPMA) wants a completely new property managers bill and is hoping to meet with Housing Minister Chris Bishop shortly to get work underway.

Fire leaves landlord thousands of dollars out of pocket

Thursday, November 16th 2023

Fire leaves landlord thousands of dollars out of pocket

A tenant in New Zealand on a fixed term visa appears to have fled the country after setting fire to the house he was renting.

Changes expected to bill regulating property managers

Wednesday, November 08th 2023

Changes expected to bill regulating property managers

If Chris Bishop is appointed Housing Minister in the National-led coalition Government changes are expected to the previous Government’s Residential Property Managers Bill.

Auckland’s average weekly rent tips over $650

Monday, October 30th 2023

Auckland’s average weekly rent tips over $650

Barfoot & Thompson’s latest rental index shows the region’s rental market in September had one of its biggest increases in years.

Drug destruction proved despite no pre-tenancy test

Thursday, October 26th 2023

Drug destruction proved despite no pre-tenancy test

Although a Christchurch landlord did not do a pre-tenancy methamphetamine test, he was still able to evict the tenant because a circular saw was used to cut through the front door which he had to replace with a brand-new door that subsequently tested positive for the drug.

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Further step to regulation of property managers

Further step to regulation of property managers

Wednesday, August 23rd 2023

A new regime for property managers is now before Parliament.

A step too far

A step too far

Monday, August 07th 2023

The Green Party’s proposed warrant of fitness for rental properties is likely to hit renters with an unnecessary cost of about $90,000,000 a year, the New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) says.

Serious threats lead to eviction

Serious threats lead to eviction

Wednesday, July 19th 2023

One of the many victims of a rampage by a tenant in an Unsworth Heights, blocks of flats was so scared they wet themselves and defecated.

Illegal car park storage could mean end of tenancy

Illegal car park storage could mean end of tenancy

Friday, June 09th 2023

Two tenants who used their allocated parking space for storage have been told to remove their goods or they will be turfed out of their Manukau home.

Tenant who never resided at rental still liable for damages

Tenant who never resided at rental still liable for damages

Tuesday, June 06th 2023

A man who was named as a tenant on a Pukekohe rental but never lived at the property is still liable for part of $1,500 in exemplary damages awarded by the Tenancy Tribunal over other tenants’ drug use.

The questions landlords rarely ask

The questions landlords rarely ask

Monday, May 22nd 2023

As a property owner, it's important to ensure that your investment is managed efficiently and effectively.

Mental suffering underlined in failed eviction bid

Mental suffering underlined in failed eviction bid

Monday, April 24th 2023

A landlord who filed a Tenancy Tribunal application to evict a tenant for ‘offensive verbal disputes’ has failed because the tenant suffers from night terrors and PTSD.

How to set rents when inflation is rampant

How to set rents when inflation is rampant

Monday, April 24th 2023

In times of high inflation, it’s essential to stick to the basics when setting a fair market rental rate.

Rent drops bad news for landlords

Rent drops bad news for landlords

Friday, April 14th 2023

Rents in some areas across the country appear to be dropping, the latest bond data show.

Doing repairs and renovations the right way

Doing repairs and renovations the right way

Tuesday, March 14th 2023

Tenancy Services has reminded landlords to use licensed builders, electrical workers, plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers when have repairs or renovations carried out.

Questions to consider before becoming a landlord

Questions to consider before becoming a landlord

Wednesday, March 08th 2023

Although the property investment market is in the doldrums potential landlords are still eyeing up houses, apartments and units to buy.

Compensation bid fails for landlord falsely accused of using drugs

Compensation bid fails for landlord falsely accused of using drugs

Tuesday, March 07th 2023

A landlord falsely accused by her tenant of being a drug user has failed in a bid for $2,000 in damages.

The benefits of regular home inspections

The benefits of regular home inspections

Tuesday, February 21st 2023

Regular rental property inspections are beneficial for both landlords and tenants, says rental management agency Crockers.

Rents higher under property managers

Rents higher under property managers

Tuesday, February 14th 2023

New Zealand now has more property managers than it has drivers, cooks or architects, census data shows.

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Wairarapa Building Society 6.95
Unity 6.99
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ICBC 7.05
China Construction Bank 7.09
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ASB Bank 7.24
ANZ Special 7.24
TSB Special 7.24
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Heartland Bank - Online 6.45
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China Construction Bank 6.75
ASB Bank 6.75
ICBC 6.75
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Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 6.79
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Westpac Special 6.39
AIA - Go Home Loans 6.39
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ICBC 6.49
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Kiwibank Special 6.55
BNZ - Classic 6.55
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 6.55
TSB Special 6.59
Kainga Ora 6.99
SBS FirstHome Combo 6.19
AIA - Back My Build 6.19
ANZ Blueprint to Build 7.39
Credit Union Auckland 7.70
ICBC 7.85
Heartland Bank - Online 7.99
Pepper Money Essential 8.29
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 8.40
Co-operative Bank - Standard 8.40
First Credit Union Standard 8.50
Kiwibank 8.50