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Dec 03
Healthy Homes Heating Standard to be changed in major overhaul

In response to rental sector feedback, the Government has agreed to amend the Healthy…

Nov 11
Privacy Commissioner cracks down on compliance In rental sector

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has launched a new compliance monitoring…

Nov 02
COVID-19 Omnibus Bill passes to restrict tenancy terminations, change rules around rent arrears

The Government has passed legislation that can restrict tenancy terminations when…

Sep 29
Government introduce new bill to provide certainty for tenants in Alert Level 4

The government has introduced an omnibus bill which includes restrictions on…

Sep 29
Alert Level 3 guidelines change – again!

The government has loosened Alert Level 3 rules yesterday to allow those who are…

Sep 22
Centrix report disruption to enquiry data from NZ’s largest cyber-attack

Centrix credit bureau have reported that their services were disrupted last week…

Sep 08
Government keeping an open mind on changes to terminations laws during Auckland lockdown

The Government is keeping an open mind on whether to make changes around tenancy…

Sep 01
Requirement to wear face masks the main change to Alert Level 3 guidelines… for now

Everywhere South of the greater Auckland border has dropped down to Alert Level 3 in…

Aug 25
Tenants moving is a last resort during Alert Level 4

Can tenants move during Alert Level Yes, they can but it is a last resort.

Aug 16
Physical assault and family violence sections of the RTA delayed, pending regulations

The final two sections of the RTA Amendment Act 2020 are still awaiting regulations to…

Jul 21
Termination for anti-social behaviour

With no-cause 90 day terminations a thing of the past, it is now undoubtedly more…

Jul 20
Green Party renew push for rental WoF

The Green Party have launched a petition calling on the Government’s Healthy Homes…

Jul 07
Significant District Court decision creates Gluckman report meth precedent

A District Court decision has ruled that the Gluckman report should be relied on when…

Jun 30
Myth-Conceptions: Name suppression law

Can a tenant have their name suppressed even if they wholly lose a Tenancy Tribunal order?

Jun 10
Lease Break of a fixed term tenancy

One of the most common dilemmas for a property manager is how to deal with a tenant…

Jun 10
Healthy Homes deadline coincides with significant integration for property management industry

With the main Healthy Homes deadline just a few weeks away, property managers and…