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Regulations on property management: What you need to know

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2019-10-21

Recently, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has been pushing for regulation of property managers.

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Healthy Homes draught stopping: when is a draught noticeable?

Under the new Healthy Homes Standards, any landlord offering a new or renewed tenancy from 1 July 2021 must ensure their home has no gaps or holes that cause noticeable draughts. But what is considered a “noticeable” draught?

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Healthy Homes Heating Standards: measuring up your responsibilities

Under the Healthy Homes Standards, landlords must provide fixed heating capable of maintaining 18 degrees celsius in the main living area of their rental properties.

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How will tenancy disputes be handled under the Healthy Homes Standards?

While the Healthy Homes Standards have brought in changes to improve the condition of New Zealand’s rental stock, not much has changed in the rental disputes process. That said, there are a few points every landlord should be aware of.

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Deanwell home gets multiple offers after unsuccessful private campaign

With a little flair and attention to detail, the team at Lodge Real Estate can help you present your property in a way that will have potential buyers flocking.   

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Lodge Rentals September 2019 Update

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2019-09-20

What information are property owners really allowed to ask tenants?

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How the Healthy Homes Standards have changed tenancy agreements

Since the Healthy Homes Standards became law on 1 July 2019, landlords are required to provide two additional statements as part of any new or renewing tenancy agreement.

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Are there any exemptions to the Healthy Homes Standards?

As a landlord, the new Healthy Homes Standards (HHS) are a lot to wrap your head around. However, in some instances, you may be exempt from certain standards.

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Lodge Rentals August 2019 Update

By David Kneebone: 2019-08-21

The healthy homes standards are in full effect – but do you know them as well as you think?

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Lodge Rentals July 2019 Update

It’s never been a better time to invest in real estate.

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