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The Tenancy Compliance and Investigations team says landlords will not be granted extensions to meet the 2016 insulation requirements.
It’s been a busy week for our industry with the Office of the Privacy Commission releasing new guidelines for what landlords and property managers can ask prospective tenants in tenancy applications.
The new Healthy Homes Standards have been announced but National leader Simon Bridges says they will drive up rents.
Landlords appear to be upgrading properties ahead of a July deadline for mandatory insulation, but not quickly enough to clear a backlog projected by the government.
It will be an unlawful act to charge a tenant letting fee from December 12, in time for the busy letting season of January and February.
The landlord of a Wellington apartment has been awarded the full amount of the tenant’s profits from Airbnb subletting in what is believed to be a precedent setting District Court appeal.
The Tenancy Tribunal has confirmed they will follow generally accept 15 micrograms per 100cm2 as the minimum standard for meth contamination in rental properties.
The proposed reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act fails to acknowledge unpaid rent.
Tenants in New Zealand should receive an early Christmas present with letting fees set to be outlawed in December.
The Government has released the eagerly awaited discussion document that will form the foundation of the Healthy Homes standards.
A real estate boss is warning that a proposal to scrap ‘no cause’ tenancy terminations will make it more difficult for some tenants to find a new rental when they move on.
The Government is pushing ahead with rental reform that is set to change the landscape of tenancy law in New Zealand.
Landlords and property managers are being criticised for asking prospective tenants for their bank statements when vetting for new tenancies.
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.
The Tenancy Tribunal has published its first orders on methamphetamine since the Gluckman report sent shockwaves through various industries last month.
In a sudden U-turn, Housing Minister Phil Twyford is now contemplating compensation for those who were unfairly affected by meth contamination.
Landlords hoping that they might get compensation for unnecessary meth decontamination work are out of luck.
A new Government report has found that there is no evidence that third-hand exposure to methamphetamine causes adverse health effects.
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.
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.
Extra landlord costs are being blamed for higher rent prices around New Zealand.
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.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has introduced a Bill to outlaw letting fees for tenants.
Proposals to allow landlords to evict tenants with just seven days-notice for methamphetamine contamination have been criticised by the Salvation Army.
A report on New Zealand’s housing market needs better analysis of the Wellington rental market.
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.
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.
Professionals are the latest property management brand to join the Tenancy eBundle family as an entire franchise.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson has called for Wellington tenants to dob in dodgy landlords who are unfairly raising rents.
An Auckland landlord has been slapped with a $2000 fine.
Landlords welcome longer-term tenancies but remain cautious about other proposed tenancy law changes.
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.
The government will push through its Bill preventing foreign purchasers from buying existing New Zealand houses by early next year.
The Tenancy eBundle is now 1 and to celebrate we have a special offer just for the month of December.
The new Labour-led Government maintains that the passing of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act won’t increase rent prices across New Zealand.
In this month’s documentary training, we breakdown the four key pieces of legislation which will impact your business in the next 12 months:
Dunedin landlord Vic Inglis has won a landmark appeal at the Dunedin District Court.
National argue that the Bill is simply a duplication of previous legislation.
Even minor improvements to new buildings can make a significant difference to tenants’ comfort, new research from the University of Otago has found.