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Letting Fee ban by Christmas

Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill is now proposed to commence on 12 December 2018 so that is in effect before the Christmas/Summer rental season. The bill would amend the Residential Tenancies Act to prohibit the charging of letting fees…

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Letting fee ban

Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill This bill will prohibit the charging of a letting fees to tenants and is reported to be passed before Christmas and take effect three months later.

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Water is not free

Water water everywhere – except your bank account? Did you know many leading Property Management companies will include water in your rent – meaning the landlord is giving the tenant free water! For them it’s just too hard.

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Meth – an update of sorts

1st June 2018 Now the dust has had a couples of days to settle maybe it’s a good time to take stock of what this new report means right now. Dr Gluckman’s report into safe levels of Meth contamination has certainly caused some controversy but also a lot of confusion and a huge lack of

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Dampness in the home

Dampness in the home It’s the time of year when we snuggle down to keep out the cold. That means it’s also the time of year we might start to notice dampness in our homes. If your home is a new one to you this winter, it’s best to get into good practices right now

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Heat Pumps – a how to use guide

HEAT PUMPS – a how to guide Heat pumps are one of the most efficient types of home heating, but some people find them ineffective or may even incur higher power bills because they don’t understand how to use them effectively.

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Nelson City EECA funding for Insulation will end in June 2018

Nelson City EECA funding for Insulation will end in June 2018 – this year! If you have a quote for getting your rental up to scratch for the July 2019 deadline you need to act now! EECA funding ends at the end of June – that is 3 months away! Note – EECA funding is

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Ants!

So you’ve got ants – what now? Don’t fly spray them – most aerosol sprays are for flying insects and ants really couldn’t care. Only use ones that say ‘residual control for Ants’ to create a border around window sills,

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