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How to deal with your tenants break up?

Sometimes, tenants who jointly sign a tenancy agreement may decide to part ways. When that happens, you would expect at least one of the two to move out of the renta. If one tenant chooses to stay on, how do you handle the tenancy? You have two options: In the case of either a fixed term or periodic tenancy: It is on the exiting tenant to obtain a written agreement signed ...
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Property inspection - the 2019 way!

Recent changes to the tenancy law have certainly put a whole new spin on the way landlords manage the risks associated with renting out residential properties. As the rental industry comes to terms with the full effects of these changes, experienced landlords and top-notch property managers are busy developing new best-practice models in order to continue growing their rent roll ...
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Can the OPC smack landlords?

This week's question comes from Thomas (paraphrased): What are the legal effects (if any) of the OPC's guidelines for landlords and what enforcement power does the OPC have? You will recall that over the course of the last few months, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner published, took back and republished its Guidance for landlords and tenants. The latest version (with th...
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You want to test for meth but your tenant says 'No'

Landlords can now enter onto the property* to test for meth contamination. The latest amendment to the Residential Tenancies Act gives landlords the right to enter onto the property to test for meth contamination provided that the following s48(ba) conditions are met: That a minimum of 48 hours and a maximum of 14 days notice has been given to the tenant advising the reason for ent...
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OCR predictions - should they be taken seriously?

This week's question comes from Pat (paraphrased): The Internet is riddled with OCR predictions. Every commentator sounds just as learned and trustworthy as the next. How seriously should property investors take these predictions? To answer this question, we've turned to Ryan Smuts from Kris Pedersen Mortgages & Insurance. Ryan, take it away! 'While ...
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Peter Lewis: How much is too much?

Recently we have had a friend call us. She lives in Melbourne but has a rental property in West Auckland. The tenant has just moved out, so the friend had come over to Auckland for a week to see how it was all going. She asked for me to go with her to visit the now-vacant property, carry out a full property inspection, and see what would need to be done to keep the place complian...
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