New Residential Tenancy Regulations – Smoke Alarms and Insulation

June 8, 2016

Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Regulations mean additional requirements for insulation and smoke alarms for residential tenancies in New Zealand. These changes are to make homes warmer, drier and safer. What are the changes? Came into force on 1 July 2016 All rental properties must have smoke alarms. All new tenancy agreements must include a…

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Encourage long term tenancies by listening to your tenants

May 20, 2016

It’s true, property is a people business – and if you listen to your tenants you may just learn something! If you plan to fund a property investment by renting your property, then managing tenants is part of the process. Successful property management is about dealing with people, perceptions and emotions. Landlords like any other managers need…

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Avoiding noise control complaints

May 10, 2016

One of the biggest causes of friction between neighbours is noise. Noise issues can be amplified during the hot summer months when tenants move outdoors to relax and entertain. Ensuring that you and your visitors respect all neighbours’ quiet enjoyment will help to create positive long term relationships and avoid noise complaints. Section 38 of…

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