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  1. #1
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    Default Do tenants have to pay any money before moving in?

    According to tenancy services, the answer is no.
    Furthermore, if you demand payment before handing over the keys, you are breaking the law.

    Ladies and gents, our legal system!

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    YOU get a Pacific Heights.
    YOU get a Pacific Heights!
    And YOU get a Pacific Heights!
    Everybody gets a Pacific Heights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashy View Post
    According to tenancy services, the answer is no.
    TSs often gets things wrong.
    With all the Draconian new laws for residential rental LLs, perhaps AirBnB would be better? To avoid any hassle in Hawke's Bay, consult Be My Hostess. Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashy View Post
    According to tenancy services, the answer is no.
    Furthermore, if you demand payment before handing over the keys, you are breaking the law.

    Ladies and gents, our legal system!
    Of course they do, the person you spoke to was probably a 23 year old idealist.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    no bond, no rent in advance = no keys. TS can go and . . . .
    Last edited by Perry; 24-05-2019 at 10:08 AM. Reason: Moderation

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    The question may have been phrased in such a way as the TS person thought "key money" was somehow implicated.

    Hard to say.

    But the TS information - as posted - is not correct.
    With all the Draconian new laws for residential rental LLs, perhaps AirBnB would be better? To avoid any hassle in Hawke's Bay, consult Be My Hostess. Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!

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    I'll bet you signed a tenancy agreement without getting money first. In that case yes, you need to let them in.

    Looking at your plethora of threads, I suggest you read up and get yourself educated. Fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keys View Post
    I'll bet you signed a tenancy agreement without getting money first. In that case yes, you need to let them in.
    What if you have a clause in the TA that keys will only be handed over once bond and rent in advance is played in full, or is that an unlawful clause?
    Last edited by Learning; 24-05-2019 at 02:49 PM.

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    That clause is illegal.
    You need to use a conditional offer of tenancy document.


 

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