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COVID-19 termination rules recap & a reminder for would-be vendors

As investors grapple with the economic effects of COVID-19, some may consider deleveraging by selling off a few under-performing properties. If these properties have tenants in situ then it is advisable for would-be vendors to be well aware of the new tenancy termination rules and plan well in advance. Tenancy termination during COVID-19 We specifically refer to the rules und... read more
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Say NO! to 218-1

218-1 The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill proposes to introduce sweeping changes that will, in our view, significantly impact the business of landlording. In fact, according to the REINZ, 82% of New Zealanders oppose the Bill's signature proposal to abolish the landlord's ability to terminate a tenancy with a 90-day notice. The public has until 25th of March 2020 to submit again... read more
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Associated person - there is no there there

Some concerns have been raised about the application of the associated person rule (APR) vis-à-vis 218-1’s infringement offence regime. More specifically, how the rule interacts with the two-tiered penalty system that fines landlords with 6 or more tenancies twice the amount of what it would a landlord with 5 or less. We are aware of some interpretations out there suggesting that... read more
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PSA: 218-1 is a bad bill!

The verdicts are in. 218-1 The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill a bad piece of legislation and it is in dire need of being saved if it ever stands a chance at doing any good. The brief, the government intends for 218-1 to achieve the following objectives: Improve security of tenure; Empower tenants within their rented homes, the rental market and the rental system; and ... read more
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Fact-checking 218-1

Every since 218-1 The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill was released, there have been several statements made in an effort to summarise the effects of the Bill. Some statements are true, some are too broad-brush and should be qualified while others are entirely false. We've put together this quick fact-checker to held landlords understand 218-1 better: On the effects of the Bill ... read more
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218-1 is a bad bill. Faleshood not needed here.

Background By now we expect 218-1 The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill to be fairly bedded in. You’ve got to be living under a rock to not know about it. Information about the Bill is readily available. No major surprises there. Commentaries as to its effects is another story altogether. Some are logical, matter of fact and should go without saying (e.g. you can’t advertise a rental ... read more
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Let's call a spade a spade

In light of the growing voice against The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 218-1 (2020), which the Associate Housing Minister Kris Faafoi is the face of, Mr Faafoi said the following, ‘…At the same time, the reforms protect the rights of landlords to terminate a tenancy under a range of justifiable reasons, including where a tenant has engaged in anti-social or illegal be... read more
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The Faafoi announcement: 4 things for landlords to do right now

Yesterday afternoon the government outlined the next phase of its housing agenda which involves overhauling the Residential Tenancies Act once again. While we have come to expect significant changes to the RTA under this government, we consider that which was announced to cause such major disruption to the landlord-tenant dynamic as to further tip the balance of power away from l... read more
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Summary of proposed changes to residential tenancy

On Sunday 17th November the Coalition Government announced a number of proposed amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act in accordance with the Labour Party's election manifesto. APIA Vice President Peter Lewis was present at the announcement and reports on the following substantive elements of the proposal: It is important to note that these proposals will need to be enacted into law... read more
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RTAA 2019 - a partial reversal of Holler

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2) received its Royal Assent on 30th July 2019 bringing about significant changes for landlords to pay attention to. One such change concerns careless damages caused by tenants at rental properties. Note that this commentary relates only to careless damages caused by tenants at rental properties. 1. Background Prior to 2... read more

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