Landlords can increase rent if the tenancy agreement allows this. They must give the correct notice and meet certain conditions. The rent can also be reduced in certain situations.
Discrimination happens when someone is treated unfairly or less favourably than another person in the same or similar circumstances. Discrimination is unlawful under the Residential Tenancies Act when it is in contravention of the Human Rights Act.
The demand for rentals is growing at three times the rate of home ownership in New Zealand, a new study says. In its new paper ‘Beyond Renting’ by the Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit, the effectiveness of the Government’s KiwiBuild initiative is called into question.
An Auckland landlady thought her nightmare ended when she managed to evict a “tenant from hell” from her $2 million St Heliers rental property. Instead, it got worse after occupants who the tenant had sublet the house to refused to move.
New landlords often make rookie mistakes. In the hope of avoiding the cost of paying for the services of property managers many choose to source and manage their own tenants. Some will succeed, but others fall into a number of common traps for new players.
Landlords have called on the Government to grant them greater protection under the law after more tales emerged of “nightmare” tenants causing tens of thousands of dollars damage to rental homes.
Have Auckland journalists gone Awol? Why aren’t they investigating Auckland Council’s inefficiencies and excessive costs relating to building and resource consents?
A tenant has been evicted and owes her former landlord almost $50,000 in one of the worst cases of rental property damage the Tenancy Tribunal has seen.
The Tenancy Tribunal has sent a strong message to landlords who fail to meet their obligations under the Residential Tenancy Act.
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