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Property Management Code of Conduct and licensing regime welcomed

26-Nov-2020 12:45:42 Share this:

Property managers play a powerful role in the housing of over 600,000 New Zealanders, including 43% of all children and those vulnerable to housing insecurity.


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Topics: Industry Update, Property Management, New Zealand, Housing Market, Property Management Focus, Property Manager

Privacy Act 2020

26-Nov-2020 12:36:46 Share this:

 

On 1 December 2020, the new Privacy Act 2020 will come into effect. The Act introduces a number of new privacy protections for individuals and obligations for businesses and organisations.


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Topics: Property Management, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Property Manager

Strategies for heating open plan areas

28-Oct-2020 11:00:00 Share this:

 

In New Zealand, we love open plan living which eliminates barriers such as walls and doors that traditionally separated distinct functional areas. The flow that open plan living provides is well espoused by real estate agents as a highly sought-after feature of a property, unless you are trying to comply with the healthy homes heating standard.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, health and safety, Advice for Landlords

Low-value asset threshold for depreciation

28-Oct-2020 07:05:14 Share this:

 

The Government passed legislation in March 2020 that temporarily increased the low-value asset threshold for depreciation from $500 to $5,000.


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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, legislation, health and safety, Advice for Landlords

Healthy homes standards assessments and making a plan

28-Sep-2020 12:07:07 Share this:

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.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Landlords, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Advice for Landlords

Removal of the 90 day no-clause termination

28-Sep-2020 12:06:14 Share this:

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.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Landlords, New Zealand, Advice for Landlords, RTA

RTA Amendment Bill Passed

28-Aug-2020 13:34:06 Share this:

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.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Tenants, Property Management Focus, harcourts new zealand

Harcourts Property Management COVID-19 Response

28-Aug-2020 13:21:37 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, Property Management Focus, harcourts new zealand, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Lockdown 2020

Blocking open fireplaces and what is meant by unreasonable gaps

30-Jul-2020 11:43:16 Share this:

The healthy homes draught stopping standard states that any unreasonable gaps or holes in walls, ceilings, windows, floors and doors that are not necessary must be blocked. So, what is meant by unreasonable?


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Topics: Property Management, Tenants, Property Management Focus