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A view on the Government’s recent moves to cool the housing market

29-Apr-2021 13:17:55 Share this:


The topic of the real estate market is always front and centre in New Zealand, but the current level of commentary, like prices, is at record levels!


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Topics: Property Management, New Zealand, Housing Market, Property Management Focus, buying property, Buying property in New Zealand

Government announces range of measures impacting residential property ownership

29-Apr-2021 13:11:21 Share this:


On Tuesday 23 March 2021, the Government announced it would be implementing a range of integrated measures to accelerate the building of new houses, including freeing up build-ready land and investing in infrastructure.


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Topics: Property Management, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, buying property, Buying property in New Zealand

Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act

26-Feb-2021 08:14:01 Share this:

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Fixed-term Tenancies

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.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Property Tips, New Zealand, Tenants, Property Management Focus

Healthy Homes Standards Heating Up

26-Feb-2021 07:26:09 Share this:



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?’


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Topics: Property Management, Property Tips, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Health and Wellbeing, health and safety

Making Minor Changes to the Property

26-Feb-2021 07:09:39 Share this:



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.


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Topics: Property Management, Property Tips, DIY, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Rental Property Renovations

Healthy Homes Deadline

26-Jan-2021 11:00:00 Share this:



The 1 July 2021 deadline is now only a few months away. This is the date that residential rental properties must comply with the Healthy Homes Standards, within 90 days of any new or renewed tenancy.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Renting, Rental Property, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Health and Wellbeing, Harcourts Property Manager

Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 - Summary of Changes

26-Jan-2021 07:06:11 Share this:



Landlords and tenants need to understand the recent changes to tenancy law and how this will affect them.


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Topics: Property Management, Residential, Renting, Rental Property, New Zealand, Property Management Focus, Harcourts Property Manager

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