Author Archives: Megan Brick

Rental Warrant of Fitness – “A Well Intentioned Flop”!

Landlords are describing Wellington Councils Rental Warrant of Fitness programme as a “Well intentioned Flop”! The fact that only 2 properties have achieved a pass mark since the introduction of the system is due to the current system being a Pass/Fail. During the pilot test 94% of properties failed so one has to wonder why […]

The Insulation Battle

While I read through the screeds of articles on Rental Properties not meeting the deadline for insulation installation, I cannot see how people can pity these Landlords. As outlined in an article printed by the NZ Herald today, Landlords have litte excuse! It is a subscribers restricted article, but it discusses the fact that […]

Landlords V’s Tenants

The Battle Continues! Unfortunately there have been two basic incidents announced over the past week, where Landlords/ Property Managers have failed to meet their obligations. One Wellington Landlord began construction work in a tenants back yard after only giving the tenant 5 days notice, allegedly limiting her chances of additional income from live streaming in […]

News From the Beehive

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No2) – Second Reading Thursday night saw the second reading of the RTA Bill. We thought it important to highlight some of the discussions that were held during the reading. The most important thing to note is that the reading has the support of all Governmental Parties in the house. Below […]

MBIE Taking Hardline Approach Towards Tenancy Compliance

” We Are Coming From You…..” For the second time in recent months Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment have launched an investigation into a fire in a residential premise. The report states that there were no working smoke alarms in the premise.(1) Add to this the recent WorkSafe NZ review (9) undertaken regarding jurisdiction […]

Let’s not let the facts get in the way of a story!

In response to the article that was published on Stuff – 1 October 2018 – “Landlord faces $42K damage bill after tenant trashed property” – link This story does little to promote good landlords or tenants. To use this example is completely wrong related to Residential Tenancy. The Facts: The Landlord admits in the article […]