The Osaki Matrix – is the tenant liable?

In 2009 some boiling oil changed the residential renting industry in New Zealand, ending in the change of the Residential Tenancies Act in 2016. In 2009 the case of the burnt down house rented by the Osaki family got all the way through to the Court of Appeal. The outdrawn change of the law in 2016 according to Andrew King – NZ Property Investors Association – made many people seriously consider leaving the industry for good. The changes of the of the Residential Tenancies Act mean that the tenants would not be liable for unintentional damages anymore. Unfortunately damages happen

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Why You Should Use Property Manager? Because They Have Tools That Private Landlords Can’t Access !!

Kiwis have the nature to DIY things themselves and they often do a good job. In regards to property management, Kiwi owners prefer managing the property by their own. However, having a right property manager from Metro NZ Property Management will be a big asset to your portfolio.  Metro NZ Property Management Managers are skilled and knowledgeable about property industry especially with the Managing Director Frank Rangi who has over years of experiences.  At Metro NZ Property Management, we are either property investors, or property graduates, or sometimes, both. We understand the legislation, and most importantly, understand your needs. The

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Is Meth Test Still Necessary?

Information Retrieved from Stuff.co.nz; nzmethtesting.co.nz Landlords who forked out thousands are feeling duped after a government report busted the meth myth wide open. In a bombshell report issued on Tuesday, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckmanfound there is no evidence of risk to humans from third hand exposure to houses where methamphetamine has been consumed. But the meth testing industry has slammed the report, calling the office of the PM’s Chief Science Advisor “reckless”. After recent media and government attention on meth-testing in homes and rental properties I would like to give you my updated take on it all. Despite

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LANDLORDS WARNED BY REINZ TO INSULATE RENTAL PROPERTIES OR FACE FINE OF $4000

As the New year has started and people are steadily returning back to work from their vacation, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) is cautioning landlords that they need to insulate their rental property till 1st July 2019 or else the can face a fine of up to $4000 from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Chief Executive at REINZ, Bindi Norwell stated, “from 1st July 2019 ceiling and under floor insulation will be compulsory in all rental homes across New Zealand. That deadline is now less than six months away, and MBIE has warned that it

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The Reserve Bank to relax the speed limits on High Loan to Value Ration Lending and additionally ​more loosening of the rules expected in the future.

The Reserve bank has pronounced to lighten the rules about the high loan to value ratio (LVR) housing lending in an expected move that might encourage the housing market. The development was announced on 27thNov as part of the bank’s latest Financial Stability ReportFrom 1 January 2019: Up to 20% (increased from 15%) of new mortgage loans to owner occupiers can have deposits of less than 20%. Up to 5% of new mortgage loans to property investors can have deposits of less than 30% (lowered from 35%). This is the next lightening of the LVRs, first introduced in the year 2013, which the RBNZ has

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Parliament votes to pass the legislation for BANNING the letting fee.

The Parliament has voted to pass the legislation to ban the letting fee from 12th December onwards. The housing minister Phil Twyford said that letting fees are unfair for the tenants and banning it will be a good initiative in improvising the conditions for tenants, while in the long run, they are still reviewing the Residential Tenancies Act. He stated “Our tenancy laws are antiquated and don’t reflect the fact that renting is now a long-term reality for many of our families. Around half of New Zealanders now live in rented homes. This change could put up to $47 million

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