It’s rare to hear of thriving areas of industry during these unprecedented times we are in, yet Harcourts auctions across most of the country are smashing records.
During this year’s lockdown, as our homes became ‘our castles’, many of us started to pay more attention to our surroundings.
Did you know that if you have not had your rental property assessed for its current level of compliance with the healthy homes standards and it becomes vacant, you will not be able to re-tenant the property until you do? That will be the case from 1 December 2020.
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (RTA) 2020 removes the ability of landlords to end a periodic tenancy by giving 90 days’ notice without giving a reason to the tenant. This part of the legislation comes into effect on 11 February 2021.
The burgeoning wine industry in New Zealand attracts a lot of interest, with many people acquiring property either for serious production purposes or a combination of production and lifestyle.
Why go to auction? As one Hawke’s Bay vendor recently discovered, going to auction was exactly what was required to get the result they were looking for, and quickly.
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (RTA) has been passed into law with most changes coming into effect six months after receiving the Royal Assent on 11th August 2020.
COVID-19 has returned to New Zealand, and whilst this is disappointing, your Harcourts property manager is prepared for any challenges that the various alert levels create.
The period leading up to making a decision regarding buying or selling property is always a time flooded with competing and conflicting information and opinions being promoted by seemingly qualified individuals and outlets. Who is right and who is wrong and who do we believe, are questions we all ask.
COVID-19 has seen a record number of New Zealanders looking to return home and a big increase in overseas enquiries from those interested in owning a slice of Aotearoa. But moving countries can be stressful at the best of times, so how do you minimise the stress, complexity and cost?