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Scotney Williams L.L.B

Managing Director, Tenancy Practice Service Ltd

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Scotney Williams is one of the few people in the country with an in depth understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986, subsequent amendments and the other Acts of Parliament which affect property management. 

After completing his law degree, Scotney practiced law in Auckland for several years with local law firms.

In 1975 he took up an appointment with the Hong Kong Government, in the Legal Aid Department, to gain overseas experience. He returned to New Zealand in 1981 where he recommenced general practice for a further four years.

In 1985 he was one of the first District Managers appointed to establish and run the then new Tenancy Bond division of the Housing Corporation of New Zealand located at Manukau office.

The Tenancy Bond division was the fore runner of Tenancy Services, now part of MBIE. During the nine years he was employed in this capacity, he gained extensive experience in Landlord and Tenant issues. It was during this period at Manukau he was appointed the leader of a working party to formulate and evaluate recommendations for the first set of Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.

He has also written and published a Tenancy Practice Manual, a handbook which was of great practical assistance to landlords and property managers.

In 1994 Scotney commenced his own consultancy, at the time called Williams Consultancy where he provided expert advice and assistance on residential tenancy issues to some of New Zealand’s most recognizable Property Management companies.

He is currently consulted as a senior advisor on tenancy law and property management issues generally and has also complemented that work with training seminars throughout New Zealand.

Scotney is the principal of the business which now has a staff of 24 and provides a comprehensive range of products and services, throughout New Zealand, with a goal to continue to provide his intellectual property using technology and training to our loyal client base of over 700 property management offices.

“In 1985 he was one of the first District Managers appointed to establish and run the then new Tenancy Bond division of the Housing Corporation of New Zealand located at Manukau office.”

“It was during this period at Manukau he was appointed the leader of a working party to formulate and evaluate recommendations for the first set of Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.”