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How does COVID-19 affect me as a tenant?

Now that we are at Level 4 lock down to stop the spread of the Covid-19 Virus, we know that this is a very unsettling time for us all; and that you are likely to have questions about what the lock down means for you as a tenant.  Attached is a summary of the main...

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How does COVID-19 lock down affect me as a Landlord?

How does Covid-19 Lock Down affect me as a Landlord? Now that we are at Level 4 lock down to stop the spread of the Covid-19 Virus, we know that this is a very unsettling time for us all, and that you are likely to have questions about what the lock down means for our...

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Covid-19 Update

Covid 19 Update At Bolitho/The Rent Shop, we’re closely monitoring the situation around Covid 19 and want to ensure that all necessary measures are taken in accordance with advice from both the World Health Organisation and The Real Estate Institute of NZ. Our entire...

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Letting Fee ban by Christmas

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

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 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

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

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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