Landlord fined $30k over illegal flat he rented out for more than three years

An Auckland property owner who put up an illegal rental with stormwater running down a hallway and exposed timber framing has been fined $30,000 after ignoring for years an order to demolish it.     (Source:

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Landlords given latitude over family violence and assaults

The Housing and Urban Development Ministry is working on the regulations. Details on the clauses released by Tenancy Services show tenancies can be terminated with a 14-day notice if there is family violence or the landlord is assaulted.     (Source:

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Rents rocket to all-time high, warning of 'flurry of activity' after lockdown

Trade Me's latest Rental Price Index, released on Thursday, shows the national median weekly rent hit $550 in July, a record-breaking increase of 10 percent over July last year. Without Auckland in the mix, the increase was still a significant 8.7 percent.    (Source:

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Rent shock for abandoning rental

A tenant who had rented a house for 36 years but forgot to give the landlord written notice he was leaving now has to pay $9,628 in rent arrears. When no written notice was provided, the landlord established the premises were abandoned on April 21 this year. They applied to the tribunal for possession and sought arrears up until 28 days from that date, in lieu of notice.     (Source:

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Passport Verifications

Our Tenant Check can verify New Zealand and Australian passports, which will confirm your tenant applicant has given you their correct personal information in their tenancy application. The passport number and expiry date is required for a passport verification. It is good practice to request your tenant applicants attach a photocopy of their passport with their tenancy application.



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