This surprises me, I’ve just hooked into the large number of kiwi blogs that exist – led by kiwiblog.co.nz and started looking around for topics of interest. There’s nothing on this on the blogs I’ve visited…
A draft plan, which differs significantly from the plan which spawned it was published in the New Zealand Property Magazine in March: Restructuring the residential property investment industry.
The PropertyTalk website buzzed with comment such as: NZPIF proposals Who doesn’t want to join but not on the other landlording websites. One appears to cater to the “it’s all about me” types but I’m surprised about the other.
Helen Gatonyi, a tenants protection advocate from Christchurch, came out briefly to comment but her group doesn’t appear to have a site, blog etc to make public comments or to provide an initial point of contact (Helen, I’d be happy to help you out). Nor does there seem to be any national coordination.
So, as I’ve cruised through some of the blogs I’m surprised not to have seen posts commenting on the proposed regulations, either from the perspective of a landlord, or a tenant – after all it’s about ensuring that tenants get good service from professional landlords, not hobbyist landlords. Maybe there isn’t a problem after all.
From Montana, USA
And from Scotland: LICENSING OF HOUSES IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION
But we want to avoid licencing the property – just the person, surely? A person can get themselves to the licencing authority, or use online tools. If the landlord is good, then the properties will be good too.