Dear NZ Government… I am writing to you with grave concerns regarding Section 61 – Abandonment of Premises. I am an Independent Property Manager of some 9 years. Recently I have had a tenant “abandon” the premises. Read more and see the reply!
You have no control over the result of a Tribunal Hearing so get your act together and sort the problem before this last resort has to be used – and that doesn’t mean just going through the motions.
I guess you never stop learning! I have a tenant in a block of flats, who has been disturbing the peace and quiet of fellow tenants. After receiving plenty of warning, another complaint saw me knocking on his door. I …
The Tenancy Tribunal is supposed to be the last resort for a Property Manager not the first port of call when there is a problem. However, some managers appear to consider the Tribunal and the Courts as their main resource to sort out problems and even spend inordinate amounts of time training their staff in these processes.
Property location is important to tenants who look to rent in certain areas for specific reasons just as you do when looking to purchase a home. It could be that friends or relatives are nearby or just that the amenities offered in the area suit their lifestyle.
One long tenant complaints letter got delivered across town by courier. I am not sure if there have been some sort of new television program encouraging tenants to complain but in the last month?