Category Archives: Opinion

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 […]

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 […]

Unlawful Premise and the Tenancy Tribunal

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Opinion Piece in Response to article in Stuff – 30 August 2018 – G Roper The recent High court outcome resulting from an appeal to both a Tenancy tribunal and district court ruling does not exempt the tribunal from ruling on unlawful premise and issuing fines and or compensation. Justice Cook refers to a […]

Response to “Warm and Cosy Homes for Everyone”

In response to a recent opinion piece published in the ODT on Monday 13th August by Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull who is also chairman of the Cosy Homes Trust: Mayor Cull makes some very pointed statements regarding a stand of residential rental homes. In particular Mayor Cull identifies two key ‘Acts that form the […]

Property Institute move a “Game Changer” – Really?

In response to article: What is known now, not over the “next couple of years”, is that there is in fact standards’ that must be meet. The current Residential Tenancy 2016 amendment Act, Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act 2017 all provide the requirements for Properties and […]

Practical Implementation of a Livability/Habitability Rental Home Standard – Graham Roper

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“This can only be achieved when all parties involved feel slightly aggrieved by the outcome” – Graham Roper, General Manager Rental Warrant of Fitness ✔Rental Warrant of Fitness certainly fits as a truism to this statement. New Zealand will never implement and have a process of governance until all parties feel slightly aggrieved by the […]