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Latest News

Apr 08
How to serve 3x five working day notices for rent arrears

The new law is known colloquially as three strikes and you are out.

Apr 07
Tenancy Services overwhelmed with calls – what does this mean for property managers?

Tenancy Services have conceded that their hotline is under pressure and this means…

Mar 31
Landlord to give notice when premises put on the market

This section of the Residential Tenancies Act has been amended and there is now a…

Mar 29
Ardern sceptical that changes to interest tax deductibility rules will lead to rent increases

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is sceptical that a move to block landlords claiming…

Mar 24
Responding to a tenant’s request for fibre installation

Section 45B states that a landlord must permit the installation of a fibre connection…

Mar 04
Responding to tenant requests for installing fixtures & making minor changes

Landlords and property managers should expect a raft of fixture and minor change…

Feb 25
Days of rental bidding are numbered

With record rent prices continuing to rise around New Zealand, landlords and property…

Feb 17
The risks of charging key money

Charging tenants unlawful costs could hit you in the back pocket or even make you the…

Feb 11
What are your obligations if contact details change?

It has always been a requirement to notify the tenant if the landlord’s contacts…

Feb 04
Notification of successor of owner or tenant

It has always been a requirement to notify a tenant if there is a change of ownership,…

Jan 27
What is mandatory in a tenancy agreement?

Tenancy agreements have always had mandatory requirements but now there is more risk…

Jan 20
Tenancy Agreement must be in writing and signed

Tenancy agreement compliance is set to go up a few notches.

Dec 16
Do you need to show advertising price on ‘For Rent’ signs?

From February 11, landlords and property managers will be required to display the…

Oct 29
Personal data of property managers and tenants is protected within the TPS Portal

Recently you may have seen a news story exposing an alleged data breach.

Oct 05
Labour to regulate property managers, increase Healthy Homes enforcement

The Labour party have promised to regulate the property management industry and…

Aug 19
QR Code Posters can be generated within the eBundle for Alert Level 3 & 2

At Alert Level 3 & 2 rental viewings are required to display a NZ COVID Tracer app QR…