One aspect of owning a rental property that’s too often overlooked by owners is the need for landlord insurance.
No one wants to find themselves in a situation where they are caught with problem tenants. The trick to making sure that never happens, is to vet tenants well in the first instance, so you're not setting yourself up for any surprises.
Each year the New Zealand Fire Service attends around 3,500 house fires and at 80% of these smoke alarms were not installed or were not working.
The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 does not have specific sections requiring landlords to provide smoke alarms, however all properties must comply with the Building Act 2004.