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Three Strike Rule

10-May-2022 09:00:00 Share this:

Section (55)(1)(aa) of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (RTA) provides landlords with an additional option for responding to rent arrears during a periodic tenancy.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential

Regulation of the New Zealand Residential Property Management Sector

03-May-2022 09:00:00 Share this:

A well-functioning residential tenancies market is vital to ensuring New Zealanders have access to secure, healthy and affordable housing. Residential property managers play a significant role in that market, managing over 40% of New Zealand’s rental accommodation. The market has grown in recent decades and now houses nearly one in three New Zealand households.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential

Privacy and the Rental Sector

29-Mar-2022 10:00:00 Share this:

In the November issue of the Property Management Focus newsletter, we included extracts from a press release from the Privacy Commissioner. In the release, it was announced that there would be a focus on compliance with the Privacy Act 2020 within the rental sector from March 2022.


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Topics: Property Management, Privacy

Tenants Self-Isolating and Moving House

28-Mar-2022 14:00:00 Share this:

With the spread of Omicron in New Zealand and many households having to self-isolate for sometimes extended
periods of time, the ability to move house can be impacted.


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Topics: Property Management, Moving House, Tenants, COVID-19

Mould & Dampness and the healthy homes standards

28-Mar-2022 09:00:00 Share this:

There are five healthy homes standards that became law on 1 July 2019, with key compliance dates over the following four years. All rental homes need to comply with each of the standards by 1 July 2024.


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Topics: Property Management, Tenants

Follow the Whale Tales… Wherever you are

16-Mar-2022 12:00:00 Share this:

Whether you’re in Invercargill, Westport, Whangarei or Taranaki, you and your whanau can take part in Whale Tales – an interactive trail of decorated whale tails based in Auckland but able to be enjoyed across the country.


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Topics: Property

Staging your home, yourself

16-Mar-2022 09:00:00 Share this:

It’s time to sell your home, and you’ve decided to stage the place yourself for potential buyers. That’s an excellent choice – not only does staging tend to facilitate sales, but it can increase the amount of money you get for your property. In fact, some professional stagers estimate that their services boost their clients’ bottom line by up to 10%.


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Topics: Property

Giving notice to end a tenancy

24-Feb-2022 10:30:00 Share this:

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act took effect on 11 February 2021 and changed the law on notice periods and reasons for ending a tenancy.


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Topics: Health and Wellbeing

When does a tenancy start & end?

23-Feb-2022 14:30:00 Share this:

Tenancy days start and end at midnight. Landlords and property managers must not demand that tenants leave before midnight on the last day of their tenancy.


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Topics: Property Management, Tenants

Swimming & Spa Pools

23-Feb-2022 10:00:00 Share this:

In New Zealand, incidents involving children five years and younger being injured or accidentally drowning in swimming pools can be attributed to the following leading reasons:


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Topics: Property Management, children, legislation