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Tenancy Compliance & Investigations

27-Aug-2021 15:30:00 Share this:

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 broadened the Tenancy Tribunal’s jurisdiction and administrative powers. This included introducing infringement fees for landlords and property managers who do not adhere to the Residential Tenancies Act. These are in addition to an increase in exemplary damages that can be awarded by the tribunal to either landlord or tenant, payable by the other party.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Tenants, compliance

Update On Remaining Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 Provisions

27-Aug-2021 15:15:00 Share this:

The two remaining provisions that were due to come into effect on 11 August 2021 (12 months after the date of Royal Assent) have been delayed.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Landlords, Tenants

Farm equipment sales skyrocketing

20-Aug-2021 09:00:00 Share this:

Substantial increases in the sale of farm equipment this year have reflected a continuing catch-up in on-farm vehicle investment as farmers look again to the future…but there’s a warning of an ongoing sting in the tail.


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties

PPA now imperative for lifestyle block sellers

18-Aug-2021 12:00:00 Share this:

If you are the owner of a lifestyle block worth more than $1 million and looking to sell, you now need to be aware of a new law known as the ‘Purchase Price Allocation Rules’.


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties

Unlawful Residential Premises

27-Jul-2021 14:16:42 Share this:

Under the Residential Tenancies Act, landlords must comply with all legal requirements relating to buildings, health and safety that apply to the premises. They must also ensure that the premises can legally be lived in at the start of a tenancy.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Tenants

Healthy Home Assessment Delays And Vacancies

27-Jul-2021 13:54:26 Share this:

It is an unlawful act not to include a statement that details the current level of compliance with the healthy homes standards in any new or renewed tenancy.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Tenants

Actionable Misrepresentations

22-Jul-2021 13:36:21 Share this:

When selling a business, it is important that any statements regarding the business are accurate. Generally, a statement as to possible future events is regarded as being an opinion, which is not typically actionable if it turns out to be incorrect. However, in some circumstances an opinion can amount to a negligent misrepresentation. The following is a case example.


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Topics: NAI Market Leader

Harcourts Tops Auctioneers Awards

20-Jul-2021 14:30:00 Share this:

Once again, Harcourts New Zealand has dominated the (REINZ) Real Estate Institute of New Zealand’s National Real Estate Auctioneering Championships with four of our own taking top honours ahead of scores of competitors in two days of intense competition.


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Topics: Home Buyers, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus, Buyers market

How to make your offer stand out from the rest

20-Jul-2021 08:49:08 Share this:

Everyone knows just how hard it is to compete in New Zealand’s red-hot property market at the moment, so are there ways to make your offer more attractive and appealing to sellers than all the rest? Here are five ways that just might tip the balance
in your direction.


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Topics: Home Buyers, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus, Buyers market

Property buyers increasingly fear missing out on purchase opportunities, says survey

19-Jul-2021 12:34:09 Share this:

FOMO is beginning to reappear in buyers, according to a New Zealand licensed real estate agent survey released this week. The results show that more than 60% of Kiwi agents have evidence that the ‘fear of missing out’ trend is starting to reappear in the market once again.


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Topics: Home Buyers, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus, Buyers market