The current election campaign has been like no other. With the main players neck and neck in the latest polls, it is an interesting time with some of the key proposed policies potentially having a major effect on property investors. National is largely sticking to the status quo but is looking to get […]
The new amendment to the Residential Tenancies Act clarifies the situation relating to Methamphetamine (Meth). This aims to: Protect landlords and tenants from the harmful effects of Methamphetamine Provide landlords with a specific right of entry to do a test with 48 hours’ notice Contain new powers to make regulations governing guidelines for: Maximum acceptable […]
An additional change to the Residential Tenancies Act covers termination when dwellings are unlawful residential tenancies. Such rental properties are in breach of landlord obligations in the Residential Tenancies Act, namely that landlords must: comply with all requirements in respect of buildings, health, and safety under any enactment so far as they apply to the […]
Prior to the decision reached in the case of Holler v Osaki tenants were liable for fair wear and tear, and for careless damage. In Holler v Osaki the Court of Appeal decided in general terms that Tenants were not liable for careless damage. The effect has been that all claims to the Tenancy Tribunal […]
Shocking stories of methamphetamine contamination of rental properties have once again been in the media this month. Uncertainty continues to prevail around levels of contamination that represent a health risk,
Although every effort is made to ensure that the rental property is returned in reasonably clean condition and damage free, there will be the rare occasion that disputes occur at the end of a tenancy.