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Landlord ordered to pay after child contracts rheumatic heart disease due to substandard housing

A Christchurch landlord has been ordered to pay $38,626.12 after a Tenancy Tribunal hearing found multiple breaches that resulted in a child living at the home being diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease, following action taken by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT). The Landlords, now residing in Australia, were found to have breached the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (RTA) by ...

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Holiday and short-term rentals: What you need to know

If you're thinking about making your home, rental property or holiday house available for short-term rentals, make sure you know the rules on holiday rental agreements, claiming expenses, whether to declare it at tax time, and more. Key things to consider for holiday rentals With the rise of online holiday accommodation websites like Airbnb and Bookabach, listing a property for short-term let ...

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Here are some testimonials we’d like to share with you from our happy clients

Here are some testimonials we’d like to share with you from our happy clients Stephen Larsen and Co have provided our companies with a high standard of service over many years. We find them great people to deal with. John - Property Investor, Wellington We have been business and personal clients for over 12 years. We have found Stephen to be very responsive, ...

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Bill passes to restrict tenancy terminations if people are required to stay at home due to a COVID-19 outbreak

29 October 2021 Yesterday the Government passed legislation that can restrict tenancy terminations when people are required to stay at home due to public health measures. The new legislation will give landlords and tenants clarity and will help support tenants to comply with public health guidance. These restrictions do not currently apply. The restrictions on tenancy terminations will be able to be switched on ...

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