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What's my HHS compliance date?

This week's question comes from Cliff: My property is not yet fully HHS compliant, how should I fill in the compliance date on the HHS Compliance Statement? Actually, we expect this to be a common situation many landlords find themselves in. There are several deadlines for the Healthy Homes Standards (HHS) between now and July 2024. While the HHS Compliance Statement is now compu... read more
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Hard for you but su*ks for me

An example of how the Tenancy Tribunal weighs up a landlord’s and a tenant’s respective hardship in determining the merits of an application for early termination (of a fixed-term tenancy) RE: Ayaz v Rentex Ltd [2020] NZTT North Shore 4278514 Facts The tenant and his family moved to New Zealand in May 2020 and took out a one-year fixed-term tenancy from 20th June 2020 to 18th ... read more
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Cause and consequence are two different things

Landlords seeking compensation for damages caused by tenants should take care to prove the cause, not just the consequences, of the damage as VNG RENTALS LIMITED vs Xu [2020] NZTT Auckland 4269426 demonstrates. Facts On or about 2 May 2020, the bathroom of the apartment flooded. Water leaked into the adjoining apartment resulting in an approx $4.5K damage. In an email to the ... read more
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Brightline application for 'private transfer' of inherited properties

This week's question comes from Irene B and the answer is kindly provided by Amanda Watt of Shortland Chartered Accountants. The answer is intended to be for general information only and not tax advice. We inherited a residential property which was also in a Company ( we inherited the company). After a time we sold this property from the company to a trust. The only two directors of... read more
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Rent increase after substantial work: not a case of $1-in-$1-out

From time to time, investors almost flippantly assume that any expenses incurred improving the property can be directly recouped from the tenant by way of rent increase on a $1-in-$1-out basis. Monarch Realty Ltd v Alchin-Boller [2020] NZTT Hamilton 4277248 is a reminder that this is not the case. At least not quite. Facts The landlord sought the tenant’s consent to increase th... read more
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Kelvin Davidson: It’s been an unprecedented year – the swings and roundabouts of 2020

Thinking back to the start of 2020, nobody could have anticipated what was about to playout for the economy or the property market. But after a lot of uncertainty and conjecture about what the future might hold, we’re almost at the end of the year and it’s remarkable to see that house sales and prices are on a strong upswing. Indeed, the number of... read more

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