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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

Pandemic & Property: How things have changed

28-Jan-2022 11:30:00 Share this:

We all know how Covid-19 has affected our everyday lives over the past two years. This new era has meant scenarios like online schooling and work-from-home are now normal, and everyday activities that we used to take for granted now need planning and a careful attitude.


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Topics: Property Markets, COVID-19

COVID-19 Protection Framework

26-Jan-2022 10:00:00 Share this:

New Zealand moved to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) on Friday 3rd December 2021, also known as the Traffic Light System. The traffic light settings may change depending on what action is required to protect the health system and at-risk populations. In all settings, property management services can go ahead, with some restrictions.


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Topics: Inspection, Moving House, Tenants, COVID-19

Bill passed that can restrict tenancy terminations if people are required to stay at home due to a COVID-19 outbreak

30-Nov-2021 11:12:59 Share this:

On Thursday 28 October 2021, the Government passed legislation that can restrict tenancy terminations when people are required to stay at home due to public health measures. The restrictions on tenancy terminations will be able to be switched on and off by Ministerial Order (a ‘COVID-19 tenancies order’) in response to public health measures which generally restrict people from moving house (for example, Alert Level 4 restrictions).


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Topics: Property Management, Tenants, COVID-19

How Covid-19 is changing what we need and want from our homes

29-Sep-2020 14:31:53 Share this:

 

During this year’s lockdown, as our homes became ‘our castles’, many of us started to pay more attention to our surroundings.


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties, Residential, home improvements, Home Maintenance, Health and Wellbeing, COVID-19, Working from home

Harcourts Property Management COVID-19 Response

28-Aug-2020 15:21:37 Share this:

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.


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Topics: Property Management, COVID-19

Healthy homes compliance date – 1 July 2020

28-May-2020 12:55:22 Share this:



From 1 July 2020 landlords must include a statement of their current level of compliance with the healthy homes standards in any new, varied or renewed tenancy agreement.


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Topics: Property Management, COVID-19

Alert Level 2 – Business as usual (almost)

28-May-2020 12:42:06 Share this:



Alert Level 2 has meant the easing of restrictions and a return to business as usual for our property managers, with some changes:


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Topics: Property Management, COVID-19

Is now a good time to invest in a property?

28-May-2020 11:07:09 Share this:



Everyone loves to talk, debate, and most often speculate on the current and future direction of the real estate market, nobody more so than an engaged property investor and never more so than right now!


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Topics: Property Management, Investment Property, property sales, COVID-19

COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act

01-May-2020 15:43:02 Share this:



The Minister of Finance announced on 23rd March 2020 a freeze on rent increases and an extension of no-cause terminations. This has been applied as law through the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act and applied from 26th March 2020.


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Topics: Property Management, COVID-19