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[…]
About the healthy home standards In December 2017, the Government passed the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act Regulations 2017. This Act amended the Residential Tenancies Act, and enables standards to be made to make rental homes warmer and drier. The standards set minimum requirements to create warmer, drier rental homes (the healthy homes standards). Heating standard Read more about Healthy Homes Guarantee Act Regulations 2017[…]
Life for rental property owners may become tougher as Labour’s newbie Housing Minister Phil Twyford tries to “make life better for renters”, Stop the War on Tenancies founder Mike Butler warns. The current raft of proposed tenancy reforms comes on top of what is essentially a 10-year war against the owners of rental property. Concerns Read more about War on tenancies should stop[…]
“There are some tenant groups who believe a landlord should never be able to end a tenancy unless the tenant is not meeting their obligations such as paying the rent.”
New Zealand’s 1.5 million tenants in the country’s 546,000 rental properties could be subject to a new three strikes pre-eviction policy under a proposal from the country’s largest landlord group.
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.
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.
A recent law change means tenancy agreements must be in writing. Here’s what you can and can’t include — plus details of the new rules for insulation and fire alarms in rental properties.