New Zealand’s 2020 Rent Increase Freeze Has Ended

28 September 2020

This year has seen many legislation changes for landlords in New Zealand – and now there’s another important update to add to the list. As of 26 September 2020, New Zealand’s Rent Increase Freeze has ended – a measure that was introduced in March 2020 under this year’s COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act. […]

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Applicable Exemptions to the Healthy Homes Standards Compliance

23 July 2020

Moving forward, all landlords must bear the Healthy Homes Standards conditions and exemptions in mind. After 1 July 2021, privately-owned rentals have a grace period of 90 days to comply for any renewed or new tenancies. All private rentals are expected to comply with the Standards by 1 July 2024. General Exemptions There are general […]

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Deadline Extended for Healthy Homes Standards Compliance Statement

15 June 2020

The Cabinet decided to extend the deadline for Healthy Homes Standards from 1st July 2020 to 1st December 2020. The new law requires landlords to prepare detailed tenancy agreements that fully disclose the ways in which their homes meet the Healthy Homes Standards, allowing tenants to evaluate whether the rental properties are compliant or not. […]

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What You Need to Know About Healthy Homes Standards

18 May 2020

The healthy homes standards became law with effect from 1 July 2019. The new guidelines have revised the standard requirements (both specific and minimum) as they relate to heating, ventilation, insulation, drainage, draught, and moisture ingress in all rental properties. The goal of the new standards is to improve the quality of life of New […]

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Moving Houses During Alert Level 4

10 April 2020

Anyone moving into a rental property should consider the new guidelines issued by the Director General of Health on the 3rd of April, 2020, under Section 70 of the Health Act.  This notice aims to provide guidance for movement during the COVID-19 lockdown Alert Level 4. Tenants should read the notice before making any plans […]

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