With Wellington’s rental market as hot as ever, there is no doubt that investors will be jumping for joy. The rental market in Wellington has risen 6.8% in the past twelve months and indications are that the market shows no signs of slowing down. With the influx of students descending on us, and a larger portion of people renting for longer before buying their fi rst home, it is no surprise that demand is outweighing supply. Needless to say, landlords across the capital are moving with the market and adjusting rents as new tenancies commence, with the average price in Wellington now rapidly approaching $500 per week. Irrespective of whether you are investing for the first time or are a seasoned investor, the landscape is changing. The role of managing property is now becoming more and more regulated.
The well headlined requirement of landlords to install insulation by 1st July 2019 being but one example of this. However, not all legislation requires costly modifications for landlords. A ground-breaking case could be precedent setting and put more emphasis back to the responsibility of tenants. The long-awaited verdict of ‘damage by dog urinating’ appeal case has been revealed and landlords and property managers nationwide have recorded a win.