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Jul 11

Tenants claim landlords are failing to prepare for Healthy Homes Bill

Less than a year out from the introduction of new healthy home laws for rental accommodation, almost 60 percent of landlords had done nothing to prepare for the changes, according to a new survey.

Jun 26

Status quo remains at Tenancy Tribunal post-Gluckman report

The Tenancy Tribunal has published its first orders on methamphetamine since the Gluckman report sent shockwaves through various industries last month.

Jun 01

Meth saga inquiry: Compensation not ruled out in sudden U-turn

In a sudden U-turn, Housing Minister Phil Twyford is now contemplating compensation for those who were unfairly affected by meth contamination.

May 30

Landlords won’t get compensation for following meth standards – Twyford

Landlords hoping that they might get compensation for unnecessary meth decontamination work are out of luck.

May 29

Myth busting report debunks meth contamination health risks

A new Government report has found that there is no evidence that third-hand exposure to methamphetamine causes adverse health effects.

May 22

Tenancy Tribunal awards Wellington landlord Airbnb profits minus ‘service fee’

It’s believed a tenant made more than $12,450 from Airbnb but only $2,150 of those profits have been awarded to the landlord.

May 05

Maintenance delay proves costly

The Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team has sent a clear message to all landlords that failing to address maintenance issues impacts severely on the wellbeing of tenants.

Apr 16

Landlords blame extra costs as rents skyrocket

Extra landlord costs are being blamed for higher rent prices around New Zealand.

Apr 10

Landlord fined $4,100 for failing to have working smoke alarms and non-compliant gas supply

A Christchurch landlord has been ordered to pay $4,100 after a non-compliant gas supply and non-working smoke alarms were found at one of her properties.

Mar 22

Housing Minister introduces Bill to ban letting fees for tenants

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has introduced a Bill to outlaw letting fees for tenants.

Feb 20

Salvation Army slams seven-day meth eviction proposal

Proposals to allow landlords to evict tenants with just seven days-notice for methamphetamine contamination have been criticised by the Salvation Army.

Feb 16

Wellington focus needed for tenancy reform

A report on New Zealand’s housing market needs better analysis of the Wellington rental market.

Feb 15

Tax extension to dampen property speculators

Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed the bright-line test on residential property sales will be extended from two years to five years in legislation currently making its way through Parliament.

Feb 12

New housing report paints bleak picture for renters

An independent study of New Zealand’s housing sector has found the housing crisis the country faces is deeper and more entrenched than previously revealed.

Jan 23

Professionals join the Tenancy eBundle club

Professionals are the latest property management brand to join the Tenancy eBundle family as an entire franchise.

Jan 22

Time to punish landlords who exploit tenants with unfair rent rises – Robertson

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has called for Wellington tenants to dob in dodgy landlords who are unfairly raising rents.

Jan 18

Heat goes on Auckland landlord for not having smoke alarms

An Auckland landlord has been slapped with a $2000 fine.

Jan 11

Landlords unconcerned about looming legislative changes

Landlords welcome longer-term tenancies but remain cautious about other proposed tenancy law changes.

Dec 19

Who is Fiji bound with Tenancy eBundle?

The end of the year is finally here so it’s time for our grand draw to see who wins a trip for two to Fiji.

Dec 14

Law to ban foreign home buyers to be introduced

The government will push through its Bill preventing foreign purchasers from buying existing New Zealand houses by early next year.

Dec 11

Tenancy eBundle marks 1-year anniversary

The Tenancy eBundle is now 1 and to celebrate we have a special offer just for the month of December.

Dec 01

Healthy Homes Bill passed into law, new Government insists it won’t drive up rental prices

The new Labour-led Government maintains that the passing of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act won’t increase rent prices across New Zealand.

Nov 29

Rental Reform coming in 2018

In this month’s documentary training, we breakdown the four key pieces of legislation which will impact your business in the next 12 months:

Nov 20

Dunedin landlord wins rent refund District Court appeal

Dunedin landlord Vic Inglis has won a landmark appeal at the Dunedin District Court.

Nov 16

Labour’s Healthy Homes Bill ‘a backward step’ National claims

National argue that the Bill is simply a duplication of previous legislation.

Nov 06

Small changes can heat up rental properties

Even minor improvements to new buildings can make a significant difference to tenants’ comfort, new research from the University of Otago has found.

Oct 10

Home buying ambitions high among Auckland renters

A survey of Auckland renters has found a strong majority maintained their ambition to own a home of their own.

Oct 31

Significant Anderson v FM Custodians decision could signal change of tide

A Tenancy Tribunal Adjudicator in Christchurch has delivered an order that could signal the days of full rent refunds for tenants are numbered.

Oct 26

Healthy Homes Bill ‘must deliver for tenants’ – New Zealand Green Building Council

Delivering a Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in 100 days is the first important task on the desk of new Housing Minster Phil Twyford.

Oct 25

Rent-to-own-home scheme offers big boost to first home buyers

The new Labour-led Government will launch a rent-to-own home scheme.

Oct 20

Rental industry set to be shaken up by new Labour led-Government

A big-shake up to the residential rental industry is imminent under the newly-formed Labour led Government.

Oct 05

170,000 rental properties still need insulation

The insulation and property management industries are encouraging landlords to insulate their properties sooner rather than later.

Oct 04

Rent refunds running rampant: The impact of Anderson v FM Custodians

The Anderson v FM Custodians High Court decision may have happened four years ago, but it’s only in recent times that it has seriously shaken up the residential rental industry.

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 13

Invercargill landlord slapped with $38,713 bill for failing to lodge bonds

An Invercargill landlord has been ordered to pay a total of $38,713.76 in exemplary damages and costs for failing to lodge bonds.

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.