Tenancy Troubles

Posted by Jack Vale on April 6, 2017 6:00:00 AM NZST

While most property managers are well versed in the intricacies of the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), the nature of the beast is such that it can strike fear into anyone summoned. Needless to say, the chance to avoid tribunal is welcome and some would suggest, easy to do.


However even the most competent landlords can find themselves on the wrong side of an adjudicator. Here then is everything you need to know when it comes to keeping out of tribunal.

Tenants nowadays are more educated on the RTA and are familiar with the obli-gations of landlords. There is a common misconception that tenants are happy to live just anywhere; tenants want warm, safe, comfortable homes to live in.

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Topics: tenants, tribunal

Tenants Taking Advantage

Posted by Jack Vale on March 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM NZDT

100 million users worldwide are now using AirBnb to find temporary accommodation, and your tenants might be profiting from it. In a case believed to be the first of its kind, a Wellington couple were deemed to be in breach of the Residential Tenancies Act when it was discovered they had sublet their property without the knowledge of their landlord or property man-agement agency, pocketing a tidy $1,568. They have since been ordered to pay $1,300 to the landlord. Tenants are see-ing dollar signs with Airbnb. Here’s what you need to know about Airbnb and your rental property.

Since its inception in 2008, Airbnb has become to short term accommodation what Uber has become to taxis.

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Topics: tenants, subletting

 

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