Monthly Archives: June 2019

Rental property standards

The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 requires landlords to provide and maintain rental properties in a reasonable state of repair for the tenants. When deciding what is a ‘reasonable state of repair’ one must consider the age and character of the property and how long it’s likely to remain ...READ MORE >>

Why do we pay rates?

Rates provide income to councils around NZ to help fund services and facilities that benefit the public. Rates are collected for the overriding purpose of helping and improving local communities. Some of these services may include: road works, and new infrastructure waste collection, and ...READ MORE >>

An overview of Domestic Violence Leave

As of 1 April 2019, the Domestic Violence – Victims' Protection Act 2018 (“the Act”) came into force and is applicable for employers and employees all around New Zealand. Similar to an employee’s rights to take bereavement/sick leave in a 12-month working period, the Act allows employees ...READ MORE >>