The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act changed the way that landlords can end both
fixed-term and periodic tenancies.
When it comes time to sell, we all want to get the best possible price for our property. For many sellers, it can be a daunting process, even if you’ve done it before
Easter is on its way and what better way to keep the kids entertained over the long Easter weekend than with our Easter Activity book. It’s packed full of recipes, puzzles, crafts, activities and more to keep kids of all ages entertained for hours. Hoppy Easter from Harcourts!
There has been a lot of media attention on the property management industry as most of the changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 came into effect on 11 February 2021. Unfortunately, as with any change, there has been some misinformation circulating.
Did you know that the Housing Improvement Regulations Act 1947 states that: ‘Every living room must be fitted with a fireplace and chimney or other approved form of heating?’
This change to the Residential Tenancies Act provides clarity on what a minor change is and sets the process for a tenant requesting a minor change, a landlord consenting to the request, and reinstatement at the end of the tenancy.
REINZ data released in January 2021 show that 1,462 farms were sold in the year to December 2020, 15.6% more than were sold in the year to December 2019, with 26.2% more Dairy farms, 9.6% less Grazing farms, 32.0% more Finishing farms and 23.8% less Arable farms sold over the same period.
The recently released Climate Change Commission Report highlighted that under current government policies, New Zealand will not achieve the Government’s target of being Zero Carbon by 2050.
2020 was anything but predictable and most of the “experts” who speculated on what the property market would do were left with egg on their faces. In this issue, Bryan Thomson, Managing Director of Harcourts New Zealand, reflects on the year that Covid-19 hit our shores and the factors driving the property market in 2021.