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Increasing Rental Property Liveability Standards.

The Current Pressures on landlords It is not the many but the few that lead to the headlines such as “Child in Hospital Due to Damp Rental House”. The majority of landlords are great and do a good job providing liveable homes for their tenants to live in. The Certificate of Compliance has been developed […]

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 […]

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 […]