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Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act granted royal assent
The amendment act significantly impacts on the rights and obligations of both landlords and three areas.
New Zealand
8 Aug 2019
Rental property standards
Where the rental cannot lawfully be used for residential purposes a tenant may apply for rent to be repaid.
New Zealand
19 Jun 2019
Unit title developments – adding real value
This article identifies some key areas where real value can be added to both new and existing unit title developments.
New Zealand
1 Nov 2018
Methamphetamine decontamination of properties: a new era?
There could be some confusion between the signalled government policy, the applicable standards, and industry practice.
New Zealand
7 Jun 2018
Have you seen the sign (election hoarding)?
The placement of election hoardings is regulated on a local level, and may also be impacted by the terms of the lease.
New Zealand
14 Sep 2017
Greater certainty for residential landlords and tenants: proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986
The Bill gives the Tribunal full jurisdiction over premises occupied or intended to be occupied for residential purposes.
New Zealand
25 Aug 2017
Repair covenants in leases: get it right
A recent case has again highlighted the importance of clear drafting in relation to lease provisions.
New Zealand
30 Jul 2017
Meth: some certainty in the haze, for contaminated properties
A new standard, NZS 8510:2017, brings clarity to testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties.
New Zealand
5 Jul 2017
Earthquake update: key issues businesses need to consider
Issues for earthquake-affected businesses include insurance, physical damage to properties and employment issues.
New Zealand
16 Nov 2016
What landlords need to know about the new Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2016
Landlords must meet the requirements and installation costs for smoke alarms and insulation for their rental properties.
New Zealand
6 Jul 2016
Airbnb and your insurance – what you need to know
if you are considering offering your home on Airbnb, you should speak with your insurer and check your policy conditions.
New Zealand
23 May 2016
Are you a residential landlord? What you need to know about the new health and safety regime
The duties in the HSW Act apply to people in a workplace, which could apply to people employed by a landlord of a house.
New Zealand
4 May 2016
Judgment summary - earthquake damage - Firm PI 1 Ltd v Zurich Australian Insurance Ltd and Body Corporate 398983
The issue was whether the amount payable under the policy is inclusive or exclusive of the amounts payable under the Act.
New Zealand
18 Feb 2015
Web of insurance issues in cross lease properties
Cross lease property owners must become familiar with the terms of the lease before settling EQC or insurance claims.
New Zealand
10 May 2013
Body corporates navigate earthquake insurance issues
When you own a property in a unit title development, you and your neighbours are covered by the same insurance policy.
New Zealand
6 May 2013
Court decision sends message to landlords
Commercial landlords should note the recent High Court decision which has implications for paying incentives to tenants.
New Zealand
4 Mar 2013
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