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Healthy Homes Proposals Released for Consultation

Healthy homes standards will set minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in residential rental properties. With renting a long-term reality for many New Zealand families (over one-third of New Zealanders are living in a rental home), Phil Twyford said the Government was committed to improving the quality of rental ...
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Proposed industry changes as Government reviews tenancy laws

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has released a discussion document on a targeted reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. The reform of the Residential Tenancies Act supports the Government’s aim to make renting better with increased security for tenants, ensuring the law balances the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords, all the while protecting ...
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Make your home and family fire safe

A fire can not only cause thousands of damage, but there is also an emotional cost – let’s face it, fires can be scary! Fire and Emergency New Zealand are working to make homes around New Zealand fire safe by offering FREE house visits to reduce the risk of a fire in your home. This ...
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An update on Letting Fees

According to MBIE the ban is the first step in improving the accessibility of rental properties to tenants who find it hard to gain suitable properties. The bill reading and will now go to a Select Committee where members of the public can make submissions. More information can be found here.
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