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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

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

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

Privacy Commissioner cracks down on compliance in rental accommodation sector

29-Nov-2021 11:00:00 Share this:

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has issued the following media release regarding its launch of a new compliance monitoring programme to ensure that property managers and agencies are acting in accordance with the Privacy Act.


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Topics: Property Management, compliance, Privacy

Lawns & Gardens Who is Responsible?

28-Oct-2021 15:00:00 Share this:

Tenants and landlords are responsible for different tasks on the grounds of a property.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Landlords, Tenants