Property managers broadly support proposed regulations
The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) which is the industry body representing 97% of New Zealand’s licensed real estate agents and managers of more than half of the rentals under professional management, has said the Government's bill to regulate property managers was expected. (Source: Landlords.co.nz)
Government extends Healthy Homes Standards deadline extension for all landlords
Private landlords have to meet the requirements for all new or renewed leases. Legislation is being introduced into Parliament to delay the deadlines for the Healthy Homes Standards for all private landlords to fulfil the heathy homes rules. The change means private landlords have one more year to comply, so all private rentals must comply by 1 July 2025, instead of 1 July 2024. (Source: 1News.co.nz)
Tenants ordered to pay $25k for leaving a trail of damage
The tenant went on a destructive rampage through the property with a baseball bat before turning on a bathroom tap causing flooding of the floor throughout the house. Police were called to the incident and one of the tenants was trespassed from the address, while the other tenant had voluntarily moved out immediately, according to the property manager. (Source: NZHerald.co.nz)
Tenancy terminated following ‘assault’ on landlord
Police reports and video evidence of the parties’ altercation at the property were provided to the tribunal. In considering whether the tenancy should be terminated, the tribunal ruled one of the tenants breached their obligations by assaulting the landlord and that there was no remedy available but to end the lease because it found the parties’ communication had completely deteriorated with potential for matters to escalate to a further assault. (Source: NZHerald.co.nz)
Share your Tenant Ratings and warnings
illion Tenancy's Tenant Rating system allows landlords and property managers to rate a tenant on key areas of their tenancy and issue warning alerts for drug manufacture at the property, physical and verbal abuse by the tenant, and more. A Tenant Rating is recorded against a tenant's tenancy record for display on their Tenant Check report. The next time a Tenant Check is conducted on a tenant, any applicable Tenant Ratings will be visible.
To load a Tenant Rating, login to your illion Tenancy account and go to the Lodge menu. You can also find the 'Lodge' button under the My Account > My Tenant Checks menu, which lists the tenants for which you have previously conducted a Tenant Check. If making your lodgements via the Tenant Check option, illion Tenancy will prefill most of the tenant's details making the lodgement process quick and easy. Each Tenant Rating lodgement on illion Tenancy earns you an account credit of $2.30. Credits can be used to reduce your Tenant Check costs, while also flagging tenants other users should be wary of. Lodgements must be made in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020 and the terms of the illion Tenancy Subscriber Agreement*.