Weekly Snippets

We produce short weekly videos to help train you and keep you informed about current and topical tenancy issues and information.

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This Week's Snippet

June 25, 2020

Electric heaters topping up heat pumps

Can you use an electric heater to supplement a heat pump to comply with the Healthy Homes Standards?

Yes, you can but there a number of caveats.

June 18, 2020

MBIE provide clarity on potential Healthy Homes Statement fallback option

The Healthy Homes Statement extension provides property managers with five extra months to obtain the information required to be in tenancy agreements.

Before this announcement, we were exploring a potential fallback option based on a specific section in the Healthy Homes Standards.

In this Snippet, the acting national manager of the Tenancy Investigations and Compliance team provides clarity on what this section means. 

June 12, 2020

Alert Level 1 change to the application process

New Zealand officially went into Alert Level 1 this week which essentially means that all property management offices can resume pre-COVID 19 business practices.

During Alert Level 3 and 2 tenants were advised that they would need to complete the tenancy application  to apply for a viewing of a rental property.

Now we are at Alert Level 1, the way property management offices handle the application process should return to pre-COVID 19 processes.