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Sep 20

Election 2017 – Where NZ’s political parties stand on housing/tenancy issues

In the tightest election in living memory, we layout where the parties stand on two of New Zealand’s most divisive issue.

Sep 04

Labour promise to abolish letting fees, extend notice periods in rental shakeup

The Labour Party have promised to abolish letting fees and give a more stable environment for Kiwi tenants if they form a new Government after this month’s election.

Aug 17

Rental WOF launched in Wellington

The Wellington City Council is to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington,

Aug 02

RTA Amendment Bill Training summary

A snapshot of what content is covered in the RTA Amendment Bill Training with Scotney Williams. 

Jul 13

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill approaches final stages

Submissions are now open on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill that targets meth, tenant liability and unlawful tenancies.

Jul 05

Amendment Bill that tackles damage, unlawful tenancies and meth passes First Reading

The Amendment Bill which provides better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords has passed its First Reading in Parliament.

Jun 29

New meth testing standard

New Zealanders will be able to better manage the risks of methamphetamine in residential properties following the release of a new standard.

May 24

Meth, Osaki, poor landlord behaviour tackled in proposed changes to RTA

The tenancy industry has received a significant boost with three proposed changes to be made to the Residential Tenancies Act. Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says the changes will provide better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords. The Bill tackles three of the biggest issues in recent tenancy law, with the Government …

Jul 16

Palace & Tenancy eBundle join forces

Version 7.1 of the TPS Tenancy Agreement is now integrated within Palace. This means Palace customers get the benefit of our legal updates and new clauses, which are only available within the Tenancy eBundle. Data entry is also a thing of the past, in this exciting new update.   Data Entry Eliminated You will no …

May 08

VIDEO First National Conference 2017

  We had a blast at the First National Conference at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Auckland. Check out our short video below.

Feb 01

How can you protect your PM firm from breaching copyright?

Apart from breaching copywrite, copying clauses from others Tenancy Agreements come with risks.

Jan 17

Osaki Documentary Part 2 – WATCH HERE!

In the second part of the Osaki Documentary, former TVNZ news producer Chris Matthews takes a look at some funny rulings at the Tenancy Tribunal, the impact of the Foxton case, the Government’s proposal and what to expect in 2017.

Jan 16

Tenancy eBundle numbers EXPLODING!

We’re on our way to breaking the internet. Well not quite, but we have had a huge response from across the country for the Tenancy eBundle.

Jan 10

The Osaki Documentary IS HERE!

Former TVNZ news producer Chris Matthews has spoken to some of the most influential voices from the industry to form this two-part documentary series.

Jan 09

New online tenancy agreement available

December 2016 saw the introduction of our brand new, streamlined online Tenancy Application and Tenancy Agreement and it’s available for all property managers.

Dec 18

Nick Smith becomes Minister of Building and Construction under new guise

Minister Nick Smith has survived the National Party cabinet reshuffle.

Dec 05

Housing crisis or not? John Key’s legacy sparks conflicting views

Outgoing New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will be remembered for a lot of things but the housing crisis, that some argue he created, may well be one of his lasting legacies.

Dec 01

Green Party rental bill falls at first hurdle

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei’s Residential Tenancies (Safe and Secure Rentals) Amendment was voted down by 61 votes to 59 at its first reading in Parliament.

Dec 02

Fixed term tenancies surpass periodic for the first time

Fixed-term tenancy agreements have surpassed periodic tenancies in popularity for the first time,.

Nov 23

2011 Christchurch earthquake triggers #LandlordLegend winner

A Christchurch landlord has been recognised as New Zealand’s #LandlordLegend for his good deeds in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

Nov 22

Rents rising in Auckland and Wellington

Tenants in Auckland and Wellington are being asked to pay more despite New Zealand’s median weekly rent remaining stagnant.

Nov 13

Insurance tips for homes damaged by earthquakes

People who have suffered damage to their home, land or contents from a earthquakes have three months to lodge their claim with the Earthquake Commission.

Nov 04

Quarterly Auckland rental update: Growth continues

There is strong growth in the Auckland rental property market compared with this time last year.

Oct 25

Government investigation team to crack down on bad landlords

Tenancy investigators from a new government team have begun inspecting New Zealand’s rental homes.

Oct 24

North Shore tenant’s $17,000 meth claim dismissed by Tenancy Tribunal

A North Shore tenant took punt on a $17,000 meth claim and it didn’t pay off.

Oct 17

Consultation begins for rental damage

INTEREST.CO.NZ – A director of the tenancy services firm Tenancy.co.nz, Scotney Williams, believes the Building and Housing Minister’s proposal has struck the right balance protecting the interests of both landlords and tenants.

Oct 16

Insurance for tenants set to be compulsory – Tenancy.co.nz’s Scotney Williams tells Breakfast

tenancy.co.nz’s Scotney Williams spoke to TVNZ’s Breakfast about possible changes for tenants who damage rental properties through carelessness or neglect.

Feb 02

VIDEO: Your Tenancy Application – The Tenancy eBundle explained in 90 secs

So how does the Tenancy eBundle work? Watch our short video to find out how the magic happens.

May 02

TenantCheck Case Study #1: Identifying a sex offender

In our first TenantCheck case study, we reveal how a client found a convicted paedophile through our Background Checking system.

Jul 11

The MBIE Self-Audit Checklist UPDATED

The Government taskforce will be auditing a selection of property management offices around the country over the coming months.

Apr 05

Palace & Tenancy eBundle join forces

Version 7.1 of the TPS Tenancy Agreement is now integrated within Palace.

Apr 04

Flooding Hell! How to deal with a tenant affected by a natural disaster

Recent wild weather events have been an eye-opener for many landlords and property managers.

Apr 03

VIDEO: Caught on camera? Ray White Conference 2017

We check out the 2017 Ray White Conference at Sky City Convention City.

Mar 26

Tenancy.co.nz Parnell T20 team win Auckland 1B Championship

The tenancy.co.nz Parnell team are the Auckland 1B Twenty20 champions.

Mar 24

Multi Bureau Credit Checking test: Centrix v Veda (Equifax)

Watch our five-minute analysis and comparison video of the two-credit checking bureaus.

Mar 15

Newstalk ZB interview: Scotney Williams on Gareth Morgan’s radical rental policy

Newstalk ZB’s Larry Williams interviews tenancy.co.nz’s Scotney Williams about Gareth Morgans’s radical rental policy.

Mar 14

Safeguarding rental properties against Airbnb subletting

Can a tenant sublet a property through Airbnb? Depends who you ask. Conflicting messages is causing a minefield of confusion for property managers, landlords and tenants.

Mar 13

Long-term tenancies and rental WOFs mooted by Gareth Morgan’s new party

The Opportunities Party (TOP) will change tenancy laws in New Zealand if they win this year’s election.

Mar 07

Onwards and upwards for the Tenancy eBundle

The Tenancy eBundle is quickly becoming a staple part of property management offices all over New Zealand.