Information for tenants

Tenants to Pay for Rental Damage Following Law Change

September 2, 2019
In addition to the new insulation standards that came into effect, July 2019 also saw new tenancy legislation passed regarding tenants’ liability for damage caused by careless behaviour.

How the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act Will Affect Private Landlords

August 6, 2019
Landlords should now be fully aware of (and taking swift steps to meet) the insulation-related legislation changes that came into effect on 1 July 2019.

Does Christchurch Have Everything Auckland's Missing?

June 6, 2019
Auckland’s traffic headaches, growing population and housing shortage and unaffordability continue to motivate its residents to up sticks and relocate elsewhere in God’s Zone. But where are they all going and why?

Can Chlorine Damage Your Hot Water Cylinder?

March 1, 2019
With the recent chlorination of Christchurch’s water supply, we’ve seen a directly correlated increase in the failing of hot water cylinders in the properties we manage. We thought we’d give you the lowdown on the chlorination issue as a whole, and let you know what signs to look out for to ensure your cylinder isn’t on the blink.

Quick Tips for Starting or Ending a Tenancy

February 1, 2019
If you are new to renting, about to sign a new tenancy agreement or wondering what you need to do as you end a tenancy; there are lots of helpful tips available on the Tenancy Services website to aid you. Here, we offer a quick run-down with links to resources that will answer any questions you have.

12 Top Tips for Moving House

November 1, 2018
Moving house is an inevitable part of our lives and can be very stressful without a little planning.  There is a lot to consider, whether you’re moving across town, to a new town/city or even to a new country and each will require a different plan of attack.

Tribunal Rules Against Landlord in Smoke Alarms Case

July 2, 2018
Earlier this year an Auckland landlord was fined $2,000 by the Tenancy Tribunal for not fitting his rental property with smoke alarms in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act and Regulations. The ruling was a stern reminder that all landlords must comply with smoke alarm legislation. Let’s look at how landlords and tenants can both ensure their rental properties meet the standard… How many smoke alarms does a house need? Smoke alarm requirements for rental properties are clearly outlined in the...

Is Modular Design Key to Delivering KiwiBuild on Time?

In March we talked about the state of the New Zealand housing market, sharing some developments that show it’s not all doom and gloom for house buyers and renters. In that post we touched on Housing Minister Phil Twyford commenting that the KiwiBuild policy, planning to construct 100,000 homes in ten years, was the answer to freeing up housing stock and increasing availability in the rental markets. The KiwiBuild policy isn’t without its detractors who say the target is unattainable and...

Tenant of the Month - August 2017

September 12, 2017
Congratulations to Stacy and Kieran for taking out Tenant of the Month in August. Stacy and Kieran are fantastic tenants to deal with and they present the property beautifully. Our next tenant of the month will be drawn the first week of October.
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