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What Would the End of 90-Day Eviction Mean for You?
The New Zealand government is considering an end to the 90-day notice period for tenancy evictions. This change would fundamentally change the relationship between landlords and tenants. The question is: in favour of whom? Given the housing shortage facing the nation today, it’s not surprising that the government would make changes to existing law in […]
What the Healthy Homes Standards Legislation Means for You
The New Zealand government recently signed off on the Healthy Homes Standards legislation, becoming law on July 1, 2019. Kiwi tenants want to live in a comfortable, warm and dry home, and landlords are now legally responsible for maintaining the quality of their rental properties and enhancing home rental services. The new law outlines specific […]
Residential Tenancies Act 2019: What You Need to Know
The New Zealand property rental market has undergone significant changes this August, as the Residential Tenancies Act of 2019 takes effect. The new law implements a variety of changes for landlords and tenants alike that will change the property rental landscape significantly. With major changes concerning damage liability, insurance, contamination, and more, implementation of the […]
Are Auctions Better for Buyers or Sellers? Both, It Seems
Auctions can be a very intimidating place, especially for first time buyers and sellers. With the lingo, the fast pace, fellow auction competitors vying for the best deals on the best homes, and so on, you might not feel like you are cutthroat enough to participate. Fortunately, auctions aren’t actually cutthroat—they’re just [...]
Building Wealth Through Property Investment
Property investment is one of the best and most reliable ways to expand your wealth. This has proven especially true in New Zealand where property prices continue their rapid rise. Real estate isn’t a particularly difficult industry to break into and offers safe investment opportunities for beginners and experienced investors alike. That’s not to say […]
New Zealand’s Insulation Regulations – What to Know
Rental properties are a heavily regulated business. Many policies exist to protect tenants and landlords alike, and Udy Realty is here to help those in the property rental business make sense of the red tape. Tenancy Services, the New Zealand government department that provides information on the rights and responsibilities of renting, recently announced new […]
Ensure you’re property is insured when you buy, sell or renovate
Buying, selling, moving and renovating are all major life events, and it’s important you are covered by insurance every step of the way. Here’s how you can best manage insurance requirements so you aren’t caught short. When purchasing a house It’s best to contact insurance companies to arrange house insurance ahead of time as they […]