Tenancy plan a worry for landlords and neighbours

Tenancy plan a worry for landlords and neighbours

Landlords should be concerned By Andrew King Neighbourhoods will have to put up with antisocial, loud and offensive behaviour from difficult tenants if the Government removes the 90-day notice period for evictions. The Government is considering this move as part of an extensive review of tenancy laws, including allowing tenants to make modifications to their Read more about Tenancy plan a worry for landlords and neighbours[…]

Landlord who provided ‘life advice’ punished

A landlord who provided “unrequested and unwanted life advice” has been ordered to pay her tenant $1530 in damages. Tenancy Tribunal Adjudicator Bernadine Hannan said landlord Christina Liu, who rented her Mt Eden Rd property in central Auckland out as a boarding house, gave the advice as part of an increasingly tense tenancy between herself and Jianing Read more about Landlord who provided ‘life advice’ punished[…]

Zoning fix for housing crisis too simplistic

The Government has settled on a simplistic solution to the Auckland housing shortage. It will simply order the Auckland Council to expand its residential zoning until prices are stabilised. The order will take the form of a national policy statement that is expected to be issued very soon, possibly today. It would more accurately be Read more about Zoning fix for housing crisis too simplistic[…]

Rental prices in NZ are actually quite reasonable

It has been suggested that landlords are responsible for rental property overcrowding and even hot-bedding, but this is unlikely to be the case. There doesn’t appear to be any adverts for hot bedding on Trade Me or in newspapers, which indicates that it is a tenant driven initiative to save money rather than a landlord Read more about Rental prices in NZ are actually quite reasonable[…]

Renting becoming more common

New data shows renting has become more common nationwide even though most households are still owner-occupied. Statistics New Zealand said the value of residential building consents passed the billion dollar mark for the first time, but population growth was still outstripping an increase in private dwellings. And for an increasing number of Kiwis, renting has Read more about Renting becoming more common[…]

Leaked plans for Auckland suburbs: will apartments be built in your backyard?

Residents from across Auckland have reacted to revelations there could be rezoned for more housing and apartments. The Herald revealed this morning confidential documents and maps showing the poshest and poorest neighbourhoods in the city will be rezoned for more housing and apartments. Some of Takapuna’s most prized streets could lose single house, tree and Read more about Leaked plans for Auckland suburbs: will apartments be built in your backyard?[…]