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Changes to Residential Tenancy Act

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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July

2014

How can you attract the best possible tenants to your property?

There are many things you can do to ensure you get the best possible tenant for your property. Some of these things include property presentation – both inside and out. Matters such as the carpet being cleaned, the paint work being up to date, the property being [...]

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March

2014

Should you invest in buying units or homes?

Units or houses? Why not both? There are theories that say investing in units is better and others that say that houses are better. The answer to what is better for an individual comes down to personal motivation for purchasing. There are other considerations such as [...]

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March

2014

Christchurch Earthquake

In the last few weeks, Christchurch property owners and residents have lived through hundreds of aftershocks, following a 7.1 magnitude quake on Saturday the 4th of September. There has been much uncertainty for those with damaged properties and what steps they should [...]