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Jul 26

RTA Amendment Bill Number 2 finally passes final reading

The RTA Amendment Bill Number 2 has passed its final reading in Parliament and is now effectively law.

Jul 22

Landlords, tenants not eligible for heating grants

Landlords and tenants are not eligible for grants of up to $2,500 for energy efficient heaters as part of the Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme.

Jun 10

PROMINZ calls for landlord licensing

The Property Management Institute of New Zealand is joining tenant advocacy groups in calling for mandatory licensing of landlords

Jun 07

Tenancy Tribunal hammers Auckland landlord with 177K of penalties

Auckland landlord Widhani (Debbie) Iskandar has been ordered to pay $177,720.56 by the Tenancy Tribunal for deliberately and knowingly failing to lodge tenancy bonds

Jun 05

Privacy guidelines update

tenancy.co.nz has met with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner to discuss the privacy guidelines.

May 23

No extension for impending insulation requirements – landlords warned

The Tenancy Compliance and Investigations team says landlords will not be granted extensions to meet the 2016 insulation requirements.

May 22

New privacy guidelines & Healthy Homes Statement of intent

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.

Feb 25

Healthy Homes Standards will drive up rents – Simon Bridges

The new Healthy Homes Standards have been announced but National leader Simon Bridges says they will drive up rents.

Feb 04

Insulation uptake increases, but thousands of landlords could still miss deadline

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.

Nov 01

Letting Fees bill passes final reading, will be gone by Xmas

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.

Oct 18

Wellington landlord wins precedent setting Airbnb District Court appeal

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.

Oct 17

Tenancy Tribunal to follow the Gluckman report for meth testing

The Tenancy Tribunal has confirmed they will follow generally accept 15 micrograms per 100cm2 as the minimum standard for meth contamination in rental properties.