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A North Shore tenant took punt on a $17,000 meth claim and it didn’t pay off.
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.
tenancy.co.nz’s Scotney Williams spoke to TVNZ’s Breakfast about possible changes for tenants who damage rental properties through carelessness or neglect.
So how does the Tenancy eBundle work? Watch our short video to find out how the magic happens.
In our first TenantCheck case study, we reveal how a client found a convicted paedophile through our Background Checking system.
The Government taskforce will be auditing a selection of property management offices around the country over the coming months.
Version 7.1 of the TPS Tenancy Agreement is now integrated within Palace.
Recent wild weather events have been an eye-opener for many landlords and property managers.
We check out the 2017 Ray White Conference at Sky City Convention City.
The tenancy.co.nz Parnell team are the Auckland 1B Twenty20 champions.
Watch our five-minute analysis and comparison video of the two-credit checking bureaus.
Newstalk ZB’s Larry Williams interviews tenancy.co.nz’s Scotney Williams about Gareth Morgans’s radical rental policy.
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.
The Opportunities Party (TOP) will change tenancy laws in New Zealand if they win this year’s election.
The Tenancy eBundle is quickly becoming a staple part of property management offices all over New Zealand.
If you don’t yet have a Facebook business page, it’s never too late to start.
We are frequently asked by our clients whether we will introduce electronic signatures on our Tenancy Agreement.
If you think it’s the tenant’s responsibility to change lightbulbs in residential tenancies, think again.
It’s no secret that the best things in life are often the simplest too. Websites are no exception.
Tenancy.co.nz’s Scotney Williams has assisted a Foxton landlord with their appeal to win what could be a precedent-setting case against his tenant, whose dogs infamously soiled his carpet.
The Government is considering changes to the Residential Tenancy Act over when property damage costs can be reclaimed from tenants,
STUFF.CO.NZ – Scotney Williams, a director of tenancy services firm Tenancy.co.nz, said the winds might be changing at the Tenancy Tribunal.
This week we feature a story about an unexpected flatmate in Dunedin. Here’s her story… “My second-year flat on Lovelock Ave soon acquired a sixth member – a rodent we christened Leslie. Leslie was first heard scampering around in the walls and roof, but soon proved his or herself to be an audacious little f*****, …
This week we feature another story about a nightmare flatmate. Not only did this flatmate cause damage to the house but he left a considerable debt that we assume this tenant has never recovered. Here’s his story… “I had a flatmate that would smoke shisha (hookah pipes) in the middle of the lounge despite being …
If a landlord wants to kick out a tenant the process can be a little tricky but at least there is a legal blueprint you can follow. But when a head tenant wants to get rid of a flatmate, for whatever reason, things can be a little more difficult. Tell us how you would have …
As a landlord or property manager a credit report is an important tool you can use to find the right tenant. A prospective tenant with a history of defaults is – excuse the cliché – risky business and someone you would be advised to stay away from. Under New Zealand law most of this information …
We estimate that there are over 1300 property management firms in New Zealand and 450 in Auckland alone. So how do you cut through the chaff and select the right property manager for your rental? Here are seven questions that we believe you should always ask: 1. How long have you worked as a …
Setting up a solid relationship with the head tenant can’t be understated if you’re either a landlord or a property manager. The head tenant is your banker, adviser and confidante all rolled into one. You need them as much as they need you. So with that in mind, here are five things you should always …
NZHERALD.CO.NZ – Scotney Williams, a director of the Tenancy Practice Service, said the decision demonstrated the need for landlords and residential property buyers to consider getting meth tests before renting or selling. TO VIEW THE WHOLE ARTICLE CLICK http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11620699
NEWSTALKZB.CO.NZ – A raft of complaints have been posted online against Wellington landlord Neil Patel. Hundreds of people have reacted to a post on a student-based Facebook page about the landlord, who’s accused of unexpected rent rises, using tenants’ power and not correctly logging bonds. Tenancy Practice Service director Scotney Williams said landlords cannot simply use tenants’ power …
RADIONZ.CO.NZ – TPS director Craeg Williams talks about the loopholes around retrieving rent from the self employed. TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW CLICK http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thepanel/audio/201793139/self-employed-defaulting-on-rent
NZHERALD.CO.NZ – Self-employed tenants are now a landlord’s biggest risk after a law change making it easier to deduct unpaid rent from an employee’s wages, an expert says. Craeg Williams – who says his company TPS Credit Control is the country’s biggest unpaid rent collector – says a little-noticed 2014 law change allows courts …
For the first time in history, the law will hold property managers accountable in the same way as builders, gasfitters and even coal miners. Thanks to changes to the Health and Safety Act, there are now 130 different ways you can be fined. We’re not talking a slap on the wrist, either. Fines range from …
STUFF.CO.NZ – Tenant Anna-Ria Melroy hit headlines recently when it became known that she had ripped off multiple landlords to the tune of $40,000. Melroy’s story sends a shiver down many landlords’ spines. However, according to people in the tenancy world, there were plenty of red flags in Melroy’s case that could have tipped landlords off. TO VIEW THE WHOLE ARTICLE CLICK …
STUFF.CO.NZ – Landlords around New Zealand are losing thousands of dollars in tenancy debt, but the losses are bit as great as they were four years ago. Figures released by Tenancy Practice Services show that the landlords lose on average nearly $1800 in tenancy disputes, about five weeks rent. READ MORE HERE:http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/77086771/Landlords-are-losing-thousands-of-dollars-in-tenancy-disputes
Feedback from property managers influences how we present data within the credit check. When property managers join Tenantcheck, they sometimes say that the standard Centrix or Veda credit score can be tricky to understand. It can leave them with more questions than answers. For example, a person who should have really good credit might have …
Have you ever had a disagreement with your tenant over a water bill? Well if you’re landlord or property manager in Auckland help is on it’s way. Landlords and property managers’ in the Auckland region can now pay your fixed charge for wastewater as an up front payment once a year in July. If you …
It’s that time of year again when mould and mildew can cause havoc in rentals in New Zealand. New Zealand houses, as you are well aware, are generally not great at containing heat. The many old styles villas you see, that are especially prominent in central Auckland, which were mainly built from the 1880s through …
A Wellington property manager was successful in winning a case at the Tenancy Tribunal after five confined cats damaged the carpet and curtains in a room of a rental property.