February 2016 Newsletter

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      Landlord tip

 Some landlords like a clause on their Tenancy Agreements... "Carpets must be commercially cleaned at the end of the tenancy". The insertion of this clause may be seen by the Tenancy Tribunal as an attempt to avoid the Act(RTA) and you cannot "contract out " from an Act of Parliament. The Act only allows for the property to be "reasonably" clean. If an agent or landlord goes to Tribunal and the Adjudicator sees that clause in the Agreement then the agent/owner may be fined. It is true that many landlords use this clause and 90% of tenants comply, the issue only arises if the tenancy ends up in the Tribunal and the Adjudicator gets involved. There are exceptions eg. You might say "Because you have pets on the premises, carpets must be commercially cleaned at the end of the tenancy". If you would like to read more on Tenants responsibilities go to Section 40 of the Residential Tenancies Act


       TINZ tip

 TINZ checks give accurate data except for Tenancy Tribunal decisions from the Ministry of Justice website. Their database does not collect Date of Birth therefore any results need further verification on your part.  There are many other similarly potential sources of information on your prospective tenants. TINZ has put them all together and in the next few days we will be tremendously excited to be releasing an optional initial Personal Character Check. This will search 12 potential sources of information for very minimal cost. Here is a mock up version of our work in progress. We will be emailing all TINZ members before launch.

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