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ATTENTION LANDLORDS - INSULATION DEADLINE APPROACHES

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July

2018

ATTENTION LANDLORDS - INSULATION DEADLINE APPROACHES

As of 01 July 2019 all New Zealand rental properties are required to comply with certain levels of insulation. Any Landlords who do not comply with these regulations by 01 July 2019 are committing an unlawful act and risk fines of up to $4000 under the Residential Tena [...]

METHAMPHETAMINE TESTING

26

June

2018

METHAMPHETAMINE TESTING

It would be hard to have missed the media furor over Meth testing and safe/acceptable levels now being adopted by Housing New Zealand. In short, recently the Government Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckman and Housing Minister Phil Twyford held a press conference [...]

Asbestos Legislation - This affects many rental properties in New Zealand

17

May

2018

Asbestos Legislation - This affects many rental properties in New Zealand

On the 4th of April this year the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 came into effect. The full regulation can be viewed here: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2016/0015/19.0/DLM6729706.html but we try to simplify things for you in the [...]

Legislation to abolish tenant paid letting fees

7

May

2018

Legislation to abolish tenant paid letting fees

The Labour government just recently, introduced further legislation that will change the Residential Tenancies Act. In a surprise move the Housing Minister Phil Twyford announced a new bill do make it illegal to charge tenants letting fees – previously it was thought [...]

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

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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&he [...]