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How much are landlords allowed to increase rent by. My
How much are landlords allowed to increase rent by. My landlord is asking $35 per week increase. We are in a 1/2 not even 2 full bedrooms house. Would be grateful for your advice. We are both superann… read more
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Was hoping to actually speak to someone. Hard to convey the
was hoping to actually speak to someone. Hard to convey the issues and get answers this way but i'll try! Hope I dont bore you. so just had an email from my landlord saying he is putting the rent up in early January from $450 to $485. This is a 2 bedroom unit and at the moment I am the only tenant as I cannot rent the other bedroom as there is a mouldy smell in the room. Not long ago i had a leaking toilet that he would not address with a plumber until the people renting next to me complained about leaks coming down into their areas. Finally he got a plumber but now there is a mouldy smell outside the toilet and in the spare room next to the toilet. Obviously there is mould under the carpet in this area. Hence not being able to rent the other room and i am paying rent on my own which is very hard let alone putting the rent up $35 a week.. There are numerous issues like cannot use the cold tap in the bathroom vanity and the hot leaking all the time. Kitchen window joinery so rusted that one latch has corroded off and cannot use, the other not far away. Ventian blind in kitchen disintergrating, filthy cannot clean as it just breaks. Carpets and lino stained and disgusting. Had bed bugs arrive last summer and lost my bed and bedding. He was told by the pest control people to rip up the carpet an replace but he didn't. Now breeding season have had the odd one turn up again, worried as I cannot afford to replace my bed and bedding again for it just to happen again. The carpet and lino are in a disgusting condition and were when I moved in but I was thankful for a place at the time in a good area. There are lots other issues i will not bore you with but basically I feel if he wants to put the rent up he needs to do some major maintenance on this property so I can rent the spare room and halve my rent. To find somewhere else to rent in this market is not going to be easy at all and he knows that obviously. what are my rights? Also he emailed me about this increase should it not of been in writing with his signature? … read more
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I met a housing issue. I am in Waikato, New Zealand. My
My landlord dropped me an email requiring the heating electricity charge. … read more
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My tenant is $1300, in over due rent, she has notice to move
My tenant is $1300, in over due rent, she has notice to move out on December 11th,. She was paying $250 per week but I put it down to $200 in order to give her a chance to catch up. She has not done s… read more
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Can you please tell me what rights I have when my tenancy
Can you please tell me what rights I have when my tenancy agreement says 1 mother, 1 daughter but also has that I pay $400 a week when I pay $450 I also have a verbal agreement with my landlord that I… read more
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Recently our flat had a healthy homes check in which it
recently our flat had a healthy homes check in which it failed. We have been living in this flat since the start of this year and will be moving out at the end of the year. Our landlord let us know they will have builders coming in around the middle of July to fix anything that might've failed. I was wondering if the fact we have been paying for rent since the 1st January in a home which does not meet legal standards, are we are by law allegeable to receive a payout of some sort? If so do you recommend taking our landlord to tribunal? … read more
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I'm a Landlord in Lower Hutt City region: Oops I didn't
Oops I didn't complete my question - if I want to increase the rent can I do it now and is the notice period still 60 days even if the tenant is happy to start the new payment earlier? … read more
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Can a landlord charge the full amount of daily power company
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What is your fee? Are you New Zealand based? We were found
We were found guilty at a tenacy tribunal and asked for a rehearing and have to go to a hearing to get a rehearing but something about the outcome is very very wrong. Almost like the adjudicator was corrupt … read more
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I was in a rental until 22nd May with a fixed term til 20th
I was in a rental until 22nd May with a fixed term til 20th June this year. Someone else moved in on the 23rd May with landlord approval and dealing with him not me. I left because I repeatedly asked … read more
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I have bee renting a flat from my mum for the last 6yrs for
Hello Chris, My name is***** I have bee renting a flat from my mum for the last 6yrs for $50 per week. In June last year she died and her Estate has just recently been finalised regarding this propert… read more
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My son was living with a girl mths in different houses, but
My son was living with a girl for 18 mths in different houses, but eventually he used his KiwiSaver and saved money as they both had separate accounts so he could buy his grandparents house. Due to Ki… read more
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I have had a chance in circumstances ,a cut in hours and my
I have had a chance in circumstances ,a cut in hours and my income has reduced from $420.00 down to $208.00 . I had a lease on a 1 bedroom unit under the landloords house paying $320.00 per week.My le… read more
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I have had new tenants in my house for 2months now,in the last
I have had new tenants in my house for 2months now,in the last 2 weeks they have not paid rent have not not keep the section maintained .i.e mowing of lawns(as is stated in tenancy contract)and have b… read more
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Question: Is our business model unlawful? Flatmates Agreement:
Question: Is our business model unlawful? Flatmates Agreement: For the last 15 years or more, our Family has used 3 x houses for Flatmates on individual Flatmates agreement (similar to DBH template) w… read more
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If I feel I have been treated unfairly by My departing landlord
If I feel I have been treated unfairly by My departing landlord for whom I ran a six bedroom flat for over 2 years dealing with all daily flatting issues while he lived off-shore constantly telling me… read more
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Question re tenants and property manager. On 13 January
Question re tenants and property manager. On 13 January I signed up tenants on a fixed-term 6 month lease through a property managing agency. The rental is at a reduced rate ($350/ week instead of mar… read more
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Hi there My Mother has rented the same property off a private
Hi there My Mother has rented the same property off a private landlord for over 15 years. Over this time there has been no increase in rent nor has he done any maintenance or repairs to the property. … read more
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