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Nov 20

Dunedin landlord wins rent refund District Court appeal

Dunedin landlord Vic Inglis has won a landmark appeal at the Dunedin District Court.

Nov 16

Labour’s Healthy Homes Bill ‘a backward step’ National claims

National argue that the Bill is simply a duplication of previous legislation.

Nov 06

Small changes can heat up rental properties

Even minor improvements to new buildings can make a significant difference to tenants’ comfort, new research from the University of Otago has found.

Oct 10

Home buying ambitions high among Auckland renters

A survey of Auckland renters has found a strong majority maintained their ambition to own a home of their own.

Oct 31

Significant Anderson v FM Custodians decision could signal change of tide

A Tenancy Tribunal Adjudicator in Christchurch has delivered an order that could signal the days of full rent refunds for tenants are numbered.

Oct 26

Healthy Homes Bill ‘must deliver for tenants’ – New Zealand Green Building Council

Delivering a Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in 100 days is the first important task on the desk of new Housing Minster Phil Twyford.

Oct 25

Rent-to-own-home scheme offers big boost to first home buyers

The new Labour-led Government will launch a rent-to-own home scheme.

Oct 20

Rental industry set to be shaken up by new Labour led-Government

A big-shake up to the residential rental industry is imminent under the newly-formed Labour led Government.

Oct 05

170,000 rental properties still need insulation

The insulation and property management industries are encouraging landlords to insulate their properties sooner rather than later.

Oct 04

Rent refunds running rampant: The impact of Anderson v FM Custodians

The Anderson v FM Custodians High Court decision may have happened four years ago, but it’s only in recent times that it has seriously shaken up the residential rental industry.

Sep 20

Election 2017 – Where NZ’s political parties stand on housing/tenancy issues

In the tightest election in living memory, we layout where the parties stand on two of New Zealand’s most divisive issue.

Sep 13

Invercargill landlord slapped with $38,713 bill for failing to lodge bonds

An Invercargill landlord has been ordered to pay a total of $38,713.76 in exemplary damages and costs for failing to lodge bonds.

Sep 04

Labour promise to abolish letting fees, extend notice periods in rental shakeup

The Labour Party have promised to abolish letting fees and give a more stable environment for Kiwi tenants if they form a new Government after this month’s election.

Aug 17

Rental WOF launched in Wellington

The Wellington City Council is to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington,

Aug 02

RTA Amendment Bill Training summary

A snapshot of what content is covered in the RTA Amendment Bill Training with Scotney Williams. 

Jul 13

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill approaches final stages

Submissions are now open on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill that targets meth, tenant liability and unlawful tenancies.

Jul 05

Amendment Bill that tackles damage, unlawful tenancies and meth passes First Reading

The Amendment Bill which provides better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords has passed its First Reading in Parliament.

Jun 29

New meth testing standard

New Zealanders will be able to better manage the risks of methamphetamine in residential properties following the release of a new standard.

May 24

Meth, Osaki, poor landlord behaviour tackled in proposed changes to RTA

The tenancy industry has received a significant boost with three proposed changes to be made to the Residential Tenancies Act. Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says the changes will provide better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords. The Bill tackles three of the biggest issues in recent tenancy law, with the Government …

Jul 16

Palace & Tenancy eBundle join forces

Version 7.1 of the TPS Tenancy Agreement is now integrated within Palace. This means Palace customers get the benefit of our legal updates and new clauses, which are only available within the Tenancy eBundle. Data entry is also a thing of the past, in this exciting new update.   Data Entry Eliminated You will no …

May 08

VIDEO First National Conference 2017

  We had a blast at the First National Conference at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Auckland. Check out our short video below.

Feb 01

How can you protect your PM firm from breaching copyright?

Apart from breaching copywrite, copying clauses from others Tenancy Agreements come with risks.

Jan 17

Osaki Documentary Part 2 – WATCH HERE!

In the second part of the Osaki Documentary, former TVNZ news producer Chris Matthews takes a look at some funny rulings at the Tenancy Tribunal, the impact of the Foxton case, the Government’s proposal and what to expect in 2017.

Jan 16

Tenancy eBundle numbers EXPLODING!

We’re on our way to breaking the internet. Well not quite, but we have had a huge response from across the country for the Tenancy eBundle.

Jan 10

The Osaki Documentary IS HERE!

Former TVNZ news producer Chris Matthews has spoken to some of the most influential voices from the industry to form this two-part documentary series.

Jan 09

New online tenancy agreement available

December 2016 saw the introduction of our brand new, streamlined online Tenancy Application and Tenancy Agreement and it’s available for all property managers.

Dec 18

Nick Smith becomes Minister of Building and Construction under new guise

Minister Nick Smith has survived the National Party cabinet reshuffle.

Dec 05

Housing crisis or not? John Key’s legacy sparks conflicting views

Outgoing New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will be remembered for a lot of things but the housing crisis, that some argue he created, may well be one of his lasting legacies.

Dec 01

Green Party rental bill falls at first hurdle

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei’s Residential Tenancies (Safe and Secure Rentals) Amendment was voted down by 61 votes to 59 at its first reading in Parliament.

Dec 02

Fixed term tenancies surpass periodic for the first time

Fixed-term tenancy agreements have surpassed periodic tenancies in popularity for the first time,.

Nov 23

2011 Christchurch earthquake triggers #LandlordLegend winner

A Christchurch landlord has been recognised as New Zealand’s #LandlordLegend for his good deeds in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

Nov 22

Rents rising in Auckland and Wellington

Tenants in Auckland and Wellington are being asked to pay more despite New Zealand’s median weekly rent remaining stagnant.

Nov 13

Insurance tips for homes damaged by earthquakes

People who have suffered damage to their home, land or contents from a earthquakes have three months to lodge their claim with the Earthquake Commission.

Nov 04

Quarterly Auckland rental update: Growth continues

There is strong growth in the Auckland rental property market compared with this time last year.

Oct 25

Government investigation team to crack down on bad landlords

Tenancy investigators from a new government team have begun inspecting New Zealand’s rental homes.

Oct 24

North Shore tenant’s $17,000 meth claim dismissed by Tenancy Tribunal

A North Shore tenant took punt on a $17,000 meth claim and it didn’t pay off.

Oct 17

Consultation begins for rental damage

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.

Oct 16

Insurance for tenants set to be compulsory – Tenancy.co.nz’s Scotney Williams tells Breakfast

tenancy.co.nz’s Scotney Williams spoke to TVNZ’s Breakfast about possible changes for tenants who damage rental properties through carelessness or neglect.

Feb 02

VIDEO: Your Tenancy Application – The Tenancy eBundle explained in 90 secs

So how does the Tenancy eBundle work? Watch our short video to find out how the magic happens.