May 2016 Newsletter

 visit TINZ on facebook

visit TINZ website for Landlords visit TINZ website for Tenants visit HousesToRent


      Landlord tip
 More about Meth.
Some Insurance companies have stringent rules covering Meth affected houses. You should be aware of these rules and stay compliant because the whole reason of havng a clause is to limit cover.  Here is a brief guide from Chris Lane (NZPIF preferred supplier)

 Meth testing is an area which is currently without regulatory control. It seems the only guideline currently in place is a property which tests greater than 0.5ug is considered unsafe for habitation. We have made up a page showing you some of the Options available for Meth Testing.

 Google would find you more but be careful who you trust. If you choose to do Meth Testing you are able to do this between tenancies and as part of your normal property inspections. If you wish to meth test at any other time you will need the tenants permission normally via a clause covering this on your Tenancy Application or Tenancy Agreement. Here is a good article titled When To Worry About Meth

If you missed Part 1 about Meth from last  newsletter you can read it here.


       TINZ tip

A good tenancy agreement is an integral part of good property management, especially if the tenancy goes sour. TINZ tenancy agreements are available to all our members at $1.40+gst each. We have been tweaking our tenancy agreement with each new printing and feel we have a very good agreement. These duplicate forms including bond forms are available to be ordered from the Forms menu. Alternatively you are able to print them from Downloadable Forms for free.

wine winner

This months Winner of 6 Reds is... 
Murray Irvine 
Initial Realty

Every lodgement enters the next draw.

Lodge references

Help others

Gain credits

Win reds!

Learn how to  >Lodge references


Suggestions? Many improvements made on the website are directly linked to suggestions from members. If you think we could do something different or better we would love to hear from you in our  
>Suggestion Box.


Market Rents

From Tenancy Services. Check the
latest  >Market Rents for your area. 

Or you can  >Graph MBIE Data



 TINZ appreciates support and endorsement from..

visit IPMA click to visit NZPIF website

  From the desk of the NZPIF

> Positives for Housing in 2016 Budget do not go far enough

> Compulsory heating in rentals not the answer

> 2016 NZPIF Property Conference 14-16 October in New Plymouth


  We are always happy to hear from you and assist in any way we can. 

Tenancy Information N.Z. Ltd.
PO Box 105524, Auckland City,N.Z.
Ph. 0800 Tenant (0800 836268) 



    TINZ recommends
visit PalaceNew improved policy and benefits coming out June 1st

Disclaimer: This newsletter is for general information purposes only. The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of TINZ. TINZ has taken all reasonable measures to ensure that the material contained in this newsletter is correct. However, TINZ gives no warranty and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or the completeness of the material. Readers are advised not to rely solely on this information when making any decision.