Landlord fined $1,000 for threatening to

shoot tenant's dog

A landlord who said he would shoot his tenant's dog has been fined $500 for breaching her right to "peace and quiet enjoyment" and a further $500 for trying to evict her as revenge.    (Source:

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Tenants group calls for more help for renters

A mortgage holiday repayment scheme is being welcomed by landlords, but hitting all the wrong notes with some renters who want more relief measures of their own.    (Source:

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The NZPIF does not urge people not to install

or delay heating in their rentals

NZPIF Executive, Andrew King say's they have actually been recommending heat pumps in rentals to their members for around the last 10 years. Many members have installed them into their rentals and their tenants are very happy. However, a number of their members have reported that their tenants didn’t want a heat pump or when they were provided, they didn’t use them.     (Source:

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Big damage pay-out awarded to landlord

Tenant liability for damage has long been a fraught issue but a new Tenancy Tribunal case shows that damage rulings can sometimes favour a landlord.    (Source:

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Lodgements pay you and help others

Tenant Lodgements credit your account and help others! You can lodge tenant ratings, 14 day notices, or Tenancy Tribunal orders directly from the My Account > My Tenant Checks menu where your tenant's details can be automatically populated into the lodgement page. You can find the 'Lodge' button next to each Tenant you have previously performed a tenant check on. You can also make lodgements using the main Lodge menu. Each Tenant Lodgement you make will earn you a credit and reduce your tenant checking costs.



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Trish Clarke  A to Z Rental Properties Limited 

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