The biggest shake-up for landlord-tenant relations for decades

Starting a tenancy Are you renting for the first time, or about to sign a new tenancy agreement? Find out your rights and property responsibilities. A property manager should have a two-step application process, recommended by the Privacy Commissioner, whereby more detailed information wasn’t required until a potential tenant had been identified as a preferred candidate. You should say no to date of birth it’s a security risk, like providing birth certificate.
You have no idea where the information will end up! A property manager should have a working knowledge in the tenancy law & rental properties needed to understand their obligations under the Tenancies Act & Privacy Act and respect individuals’ rights.
With such a shortage of good rental properties to choose from, if a property-manager/landlord are operating outside the guidelines, it’s unlikely a potential tenant would make a complaint for fear of retribution – either over a specific property or future properties
What does “dirty” mean?
as a tenant Before moving, Is the tenant responsible a Movers Cleaning?
YES…The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 Requires that you do a clean before you leave tenancy
The landlord does require that the Tenant have it cleaned by end of the tenancy. Some landlords charge the Tenants a Cleaning fee or even take it out of your bond That is included in your lease or tenancy, agreement before vacating. Thoroughly clean the property before vacating the premises. Leave the property in as close to move-in state as possible to maximize your chances of recovering your security deposit. Replace any broken fixtures or blinds. Replace missing towel holders, light fixtures and switch covers.
New recent ruling from the tribunal has said that clean and tidy has been defined!
Generally speaking, landlords can’t control how, and when, tenants clean their properties, unless they have a reason to think the tenant is violating health or fire codes, causing damage to themselves, damage to the property, or other people
Rent can only be increased every 12 months
A tenants’ advocacy group says renters are increasingly having their tenancies prematurely ended, as landlords make moves before new rules set in.
It comes as new rules for tenants and landlords set in 11 February, bringing an end to 90-day tenancy terminations without justification.
It’s the biggest shake-up for landlord-tenant relations for decades

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Despite COVID-19, the tenancy law reforms were rushed through Parliament last year, passing into law in August. While the first of the improvements, which was the limiting of rent increases to once a year, became effective almost immediately, the majority of the reforms came into force on February
Landlords will not be able to end a periodic tenancy without cause by providing 90 days’ notice
No more ‘no cause’ notices
Under the new law, landlords can no longer end a periodic tenancy without a reason. That means a landlord can’t issue a “no cause” notice. Instead, they now have to give a reason, which meets the criteria specified in the law, to end a tenancy. The tenant must agree with the notice and it’s agreed to terms. otherwise go to the tribunal for a FastTrack Resolution formalise an agreement, for clarification around the notice!

Change of Landlord, NO Reason Notice

This means that tenants could still face a sudden NO reason notice! Giving NO reason notice, is it going to be tolerated under the new rules.No If they write to you and tell you that you’ve got 42 days’ notice is not good enough and you do not have to agree to this at this point, and at this point they’ll write to you and say we’re selling where you can ask for the listing and proof that they are selling, what are the new law tenancy you could ask for Continue residency a recommendation to stay on the property from the Tenancy Tribunal

In light of the recent modifications to tenancy laws, there’s an emerging trend that’s causing concern among tenants. While the law now requires landlords to provide a valid reason for ending a tenancy, some are exploiting a loophole.

A common tactic has been to claim the property is being sold. This reason, seemingly indisputable and within legal bounds, forces tenants to accept the notice and vacate. The unsettling part? Many tenants later discover that the property was never put on the market. By then, they’ve already relocated, possibly passing up other stable housing opportunities.

The question arises: what recourse do tenants have in such situations? It’s a legal grey area that leaves many feeling powerless. Even if they find out about the deception and seek legal action, the emotional and logistical toll of moving has already been exacted. This loophole in the law, while technically adhering to the requirement of providing a reason, effectively results in a ‘no cause’ eviction, leaving tenants vulnerable and without real options for redress.

Good tenants it should be out to stay on at the property, the new landlord is still bound by the tenancies act, and the new landlord who still have to justify to the tribunal why they need you to leave.
end to a periodic tenancy, and the resulting insecurity, if their landlord decides to put their rental on the market. If a landlord gives notice to sell a property though, that property must be put on the market within 90 days of the tenant leaving
Landlords can also apply to the Tenancy Tribunal to end tenancies if the rent is unpaid for 21 days or more, or in cases of repeated antisocial behaviour from the tenant. It is this aspect of the changes that has caused confusion among landlords & tenants. Now, a landlord will have to issue a tenant with three notices for separate anti-social acts within a 90-day period before they can apply to the tribunal to end the tenancy. That will make it harder for a landlord to remove a disruptive and anti-social tenant from their rental

Rental properties cannot be advertised without a rental price listed, and landlords cannot invite or encourage tenants to bid on the rental (pay more than the advertised rent amount)
Tenants can request to install fibre broadband, and landlords must agree if it can be installed at no cost to them, adjustments like this are covered in the communications act, must not decline unreasonably. unless specific exemptions apply. like there is no Internet for instance living in back country
Landlord records – Not providing a tenancy agreement in writing is an unlawful

Property managers and landlords will need to retain and provide new types of information

Property reports were declined as as evidence considered as no testimonial and report was too vague, too general including photographs because of Photoshop, tribunal recently because it didn’t have sufficient information on it .It Not including date and time stamps.

Letting fees and key money
Letting fees and key money are additional fees that can’t be charged to tenants. Is this flat out illegal YES!, under the tenantry’s act

You should say something like: “I am giving 1 months’ notice to end my tenancy, as required by law. I will be leaving the property on this date. I would like you to be at the property on the day I move out to check the premises and for me to return the keys
If you want to end your tenancy, it’s important to understand the rules for giving notice.

Parliament passed the biggest overhaul of tenancy laws in thirty-five years last year. Those reforms are now in place. What they mean in practice.
It’s long been tough going for tenants trying to navigate rental markets around New Zealand. Thanks to a shortage of rental properties, landlords have a huge pool of tenants to choose from and that means securing a tenancy has become a high stake’s for tenant. But, until last year, the law which governed tenancies dated back to 1986. Is undergoing the biggest change in several decades .property market has sent house prices hurtling further upwards, which is forcing even more people to ditch the dream of homeownership. :-|The end result is that New Zealand’s population of renters is growing, as are the numbers of people renting for life
What you need to know if a tenant or landlord changes, or if the house is sold.
The landlord or tenant can’t give notice to end a fixed-term tenancy early. However, there are some options available if landlords or tenants want to do this.
Like giving legal notice. To Giving notice to end a tenancy
Getting the bond refunded
the tenant and landlord should inspect the property together. If the inspection shows everything’s in order, complete the bond refund form and send it to Tenancy Services for it to be processed. If you prefer, you can also transfer the bond to a new tenancy

Landlords and tenants can agree to end the tenancy early
Fixed-term tenancies can only be changed if the landlord and all the tenants agree. Any agreement should be in writing and should include what’s been agreed to. Both the landlord and tenants should keep a copy of this.
. These fees should only be their actual and reasonable costs. , the cost to advertise for new tenants.
A tenant might assign or sublet the property
The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2021 states that from 11 February 2021, landlords must consider all requests from tenants to assign the tenancy and must not decline unreasonably. Landlords may include reasonable conditions when giving consent for assignment that the tenant must meet. Subletting can also occur with agreement.
A landlord can no longer prohibit assignment in the tenancy agreement for any new tenancy granted from 11 February 2021.

Landlords must consider all requests for assignment
From 11 February 2021 (when this phase of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 comes into force), landlords must consider all requests from tenants to assign the tenancy and must not decline unreasonably. This does not apply to a tenancy granted before 11 February 2021
Rest assured there are no privacy laws limiting what a landlord can or can’t disclose about a previous tenant. You can say anything you wish. However, our advice is to stick to the facts and only give information that you can support with written proof so that your former tenants won’t accuse you of slander.
slander fees are so expensive to dismiss, be nice don’t get court saying the wrong thing

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