The healthy homes standards came into effect on 1 July, 2019, outlining the responsibilities of landlords or rental property owners in improving and maintaining the quality of their property. While the standards help to ensure better and healthier homes for New Zealand renters, it can be a lot of work for landlords in the short-term. However, investing in making your property healthy now means less maintenance in the long run.
When it comes to competing for a rental property, your application can be the difference between getting your foot in the door of a home you love and missing out on the opportunity. Here are some tips to help your rental property application stand out among the competition.
For landlords paying a mortgage and tenants paying rent, that can be a difficult situation to be in. Tenants and landlords are encouraged to communicate and negotiate their rental agreements to help support each other through this difficult time.
The Australian Capital Territory government announced an investment in a mediation service, designed to help resolve disputes between landlords and tenants who are struggling to meet their rent repayments due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With the real estate industry being impacted by the changes of the global Covid-19 pandemic, AirBNB and short stay holiday rentals have taken a significant hit. University of Queensland’s Thomas Sigler, studied the Airbnb market, finding at any given month prior to the pandemic, Australia had between 100,000 and 130,000 dwellings listed as AirBNBs, with listings growing by around 2-3 per cent per month.
Queensland’s government has unveiled a Practice Guide, formalising the temporary requirements and protections for tenancies impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Practice Guide was published to help property owners and their tenants in their discussions to negotiate a way through the next six months while there is a moratorium on evictions.
The Northern Territory government has made changes to the negotiating and notice periods between landlords and tenants in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Changes have been made to the New Zealand rental market as a result of the Level 4 lockdown in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. These changes impact both landlords and tenants nationwide. We’ve broken down what these changes are and how they’ll affect you.
South Australia has legislated a short-term moratorium on evictions and a ban on rent increases to protect residential tenants in the Coronavirus emergency period. Landlords will also receive financial relief with the government cutting land taxes.
The nations’ capital has announced financial relief for residential tenants and landlords during the Covid-19 pandemic period to reduce the risk of homelessness and financial hardship. Following the lead of NSW and Qld, landlords in the ACT will receive tax relief when they lower their tenant’s rent and tenants under financial duress caused by Covid-19 cannot be evicted.