News & Info

Leading Property Managers of New Zealand 2017 Awards for Excellence

20

November

2017

Leading Property Managers of New Zealand 2017 Awards for Excellence

The winners have been announced for the LPMNZ 2017 Awards for Excellence.  Local property management professional, Lisa Iliffe from Bayleys Property Management Canterbury has won the LPMNZ 2017 “Excellence in Business Development Award”.  LPMNZ is [...]

Amendment to Residential Tenancies Act – Part two – Unlawful Dwellings

11

September

2017

Amendment to Residential Tenancies Act – Part two – Unlawful Dwellings

In part two of our review of the Amendment to the RTA we look at Unlawful Dwellings, covered in the Act by section S56A which deals with termination of a tenancy where a property is considered to be unlawful. Firstly, what are some examples of an unlawful dwelling&hell [...]

Amendment to RTA - Part one - Tenant Liability

24

July

2017

Amendment to RTA - Part one - Tenant Liability

In response to the Osaki case in which the Court of Appeal made a decision that tenants could not be held responsible for careless or negligent damage, the government addressed the situation by amending the Residential Tenancies Act. The Amendment is likely to be passed [...]

Changes to Residential Tenancy Act

10

September

2015

Changes to Residential Tenancy Act

Early in July, Housing Minister, Nick Smith announced significant changes to the Residential Tenancies Act that will see a greater emphasis on compliance. The changes are predominantly around insulation of rental accommodation and smoke alarms becoming compulsory. There [...]

Do

19

November

2014

Do "bad" tenants target DIY owners?

Do “bad tenants” target privately managed properties. In short “yes they do”. Not all privately managed properties have a poor pool of tenants to choose from. But without a doubt “bad tenants” can and do target privately managed prope [...]

25

October

2014

Is your rental property safe and secure?

It is very important that your rental property is safe and secure. So, what’s safe and secure? Is your property able to be locked securely at all access points ie; windows and doors. Additionally, is the property safe? Although Landlords in New Zealand do not legally [...]