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Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill – A Guide for Landlords

The new Healthy Homes standards that are part of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill are now law, so they apply to all the residential properties in your portfolio. How exactly will this impact you and what should you do next? There is a two-year implementation period which means the properties you own don’t have to … Continue reading Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill – A Guide for Landlords

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Benefits of New Builds Versus Existing Builds

There are lots of factors to consider when deciding on the types of property to invest in. The location of the property is important, as is the style and character. The state of the property is also essential as the cost of doing upgrade or repair work will eat into your profits. Whether the property … Continue reading Benefits of New Builds Versus Existing Builds

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Healthy Homes Standards – What You Need to Know

On the 1 July 2019, new rules came into place in New Zealand that impact both landlords and the roughly 600,000 people who live in rented properties. The rules are known as the Healthy Homes Standards. The property management company you use in Auckland should have expert knowledge of tenancy law in New Zealand, so … Continue reading Healthy Homes Standards – What You Need to Know

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Rental Property Guide

Rental property guide recommendations to landlords and investors. Compulsory insulation statement in all tenancy agreements from 1 July 2016 to disclose level of insulation at the property. Working smoke alarms are compulsory in all rental homes Compulsory insulation in all rental homes by 1 July 2019. Both underfloor applies insulation. To ceiling and Get this … Continue reading Rental Property Guide

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The Asbestos Regulations – What You Need to Know

Key Points As a residential landlord you are the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) for your rental property. You may also need to rely on other PCBUs – such as property managers and building contractors – to coordinate, collaborate and cooperate when they share overlapping duties with you. Under HSWA you have a … Continue reading The Asbestos Regulations – What You Need to Know

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What Landlords Need to Know About Meth Contamination

Before becoming a landlord, methamphetamine was probably something you only ever encountered in movies and on the news. As a landlord it is your responsibility that you must provide a clean property and check for any signs of ‘P’ before renting it out. The law around meth contamination goes further than simply providing a clean … Continue reading What Landlords Need to Know About Meth Contamination

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Smoke Alarms in Your Rental Properties – Your Obligations

You have lots of obligations and responsibilities as a landlord, but one of the most important is ensuring you install working smoke alarms in your properties. You must also ensure they are the right type of smoke alarm as well as ensuring you install them properly. Doing so is a legal requirement which means you … Continue reading Smoke Alarms in Your Rental Properties – Your Obligations

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The Healthy Homes Guarantee Act – What Landlords Need to Know

The Healthy Homes Guarantee Act, a landlord, what does it mean for you? This is not an easy question to answer as the bill was light on specifics – the Government will not give details on those specifics until it completes a consultation. While there are a lot of things that remain unclear, there are … Continue reading The Healthy Homes Guarantee Act – What Landlords Need to Know

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Uninhabitable Property: What You Need to Know

An uninhabitable property is one that is no longer safe to live in or which may cause harm to the health of residents. Without proper maintenance, all properties in NZ are at risk of falling into this state of disrepair. What is an uninhabitable property in relation to your portfolio and the tenants who live … Continue reading Uninhabitable Property: What You Need to Know

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