Property inspections

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...

Property Inspections - How Do They Work?

March 18, 2016
Property inspections are an integral part of the property management or property owner’s time. We detail why inspections are so important and what is looked at to prevent small issues growing into larger ones.

Regulation review and its potential impact on landowners

September 4, 2015
Recently we became aware of a regulation review by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Mbie) that is due to take place between 2017-2019 that may have a relevant significance to many landowners and landlords.

Meth Testing Proposed as Part of WOF for Houses

January 13, 2014
When buying a property, some of the things that will be forefront of mind will be to check land use in the area, research leaky building issues and, if you live in Christchurch, land zoning and EQC categories will be hot on the list. One of the things that may be furtherest from your mind is to get the home tested for meth use. The growing problems around meth use in homes has made the news again today with the Real...
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