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  1. Thread: Adding Bedroom

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    There are minimum room sizes in the Housing...

    There are minimum room sizes in the Housing Improvement Regulations 1947.
  2. Over half of private rentals are managed by...

    Over half of private rentals are managed by property managers. In effect some of them are NZ's mega landlords.
  3. We don't have the final legislation yet, but...

    We don't have the final legislation yet, but seems that investors with more than one rental will be able to treat the portfolio as a whole to offset losses.

    Single rental owners will get a rude...
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    Seems to be a crisis in finding rentals for...

    Seems to be a crisis in finding rentals for refugees. The Herald reports today there are hundreds of refugees stuck at the resettlement centre as there are no rentals for them, state or private.
    ...
  5. Maintenance is not the main issue, not usually...

    Maintenance is not the main issue, not usually anyway. Mortgage interest is the biggest ticket item in the early years and is the main contributor to an overall loss.

    Hard to avoid seeing ring...
  6. Do this search of Tenancy Tribunal decisions to...

    Do this search of Tenancy Tribunal decisions to see how this has been seen in the past. Include the quote marks.

    "history of rent arrears"
  7. Councils, eh! You have an option to request...

    Councils, eh!

    You have an option to request information from them under the LGOIM Act. Suggest have a think about what you want to get info on and then put your request in writing.

    Have a look...
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    The Privacy Commissioner has withdrawn the...

    The Privacy Commissioner has withdrawn the guidelines for the time being, as there were complaints that they were confusing, contradictory and produced without industry consultation.

    A fail then....
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    From Stats site - Median weekly earnings...

    From Stats site -

    Median weekly earnings
    2008 730
    2018 997
    Up 36%

    Labour productivity on the other hand -

    2008 1232
  10. We ain't seen nothing yet - Auckland...

    We ain't seen nothing yet -

    Auckland Council’s governing body approved a submission last week calling for universal design standards for residential buildings. Universal design refers to the...
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    www.stats.govt.nz

    www.stats.govt.nz
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    Had a tenant pay 6 months in advance, 6 months...

    Had a tenant pay 6 months in advance, 6 months fixed term at their request. Actually parents paid, we gave them a discount. Completely trouble free tenancy.
  13. Mega landlords poised to scoop up property from exiting mum and dad investors

    As small property investors walk away from investment properties in the newly regulated environment, better-financed long-term players will step in.

    Article in NBR today, the rest behind the...
  14. Is it a joint sewer with the neighbour? If yes...

    Is it a joint sewer with the neighbour? If yes and the blockage is before their pipe joins, then it is yours to fix. If after, suggest request the neighbour to pay half. It's not the amount in this...
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    Do not bother children when they are...

    Do not bother children when they are skate-boarding. Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life #11.
  16. Thread: Bond history

    by artemis
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    Ask the owner of the previous rental, or rentals....

    Ask the owner of the previous rental, or rentals. If you know the address can usually find the owner.

    Might run foul of the Privacy Commissioner though. Depends what was agreed to in the...
  17. Why not apply to the TT for termination on the...

    Why not apply to the TT for termination on the grounds the rent is more than 21 days in arrears. You don't need to wait till the 14 days are up. Unless it is paid might be worth going to mediation...
  18. Thread: Renovation

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    Composting toilet?

    Composting toilet?
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    The 'more tenant rights' proposals (Labour...

    The 'more tenant rights' proposals (Labour policies) have not come out of the consultation phase yet. MBIE says still being worked through.
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    Oral questions a charade certainly. Written...

    Oral questions a charade certainly. Written questions and OIA requests not so much. Ms Collins likes to gather as much information as possible beforehand. Best not to go off half cocked when putting...
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    The more I look at these Regulations the more...

    The more I look at these Regulations the more ridiculous they look. The requirements and associated costs might be OK for small apartments in city locations but open plan houses, old villas, farm...
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    Perry, would you trust a government organisation...

    Perry, would you trust a government organisation to run this and effectively give their imprimatur to a tenant? Tears before bedtime all round.
  23. Do the tenants (or their previous address) appear...

    Do the tenants (or their previous address) appear on the TT database. Sounds to me they will be poring over the list of unlawful acts in the RTA. Be prepared!
  24. Ha, drelly called it perfectly back in 2012, see...

    Ha, drelly called it perfectly back in 2012, see the very first post in this thread.
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    Open fireplaces have to be blocked unless a...

    Open fireplaces have to be blocked unless a tenant requests in writing that it is available to use. So if a rental is advertised as having a not blocked fireplace and that the TA will state tenant...
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