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Archive: 2019

Neighbours from hell will increase

A Christchurch motel owner has had to put up with what he describes as "neighours from hell", despite police, Corrections, the SPCA and dog control trying to help. The motel owner is the latest victim of antisocial tenants.
27-11-2019 more >>

Mitre 10 Mega Trade Night

Come and join us for a fun instore trade night with the wonderful commercial team at Mitre10 Mega. BBQ and Drinks provided and prizes to be won. Click for more info and see the flyer.
26-11-2019 more >>

Steve Watson- Head of Tenancy Services Compliance

Venue: Kings and Queen Preforming Arts Centre- 195 Surrey Street, St Clair, Dunedin 9012 Time: 7pm for 7.30 start Come along and hear from Steve Watson the head of the compliance division at MBIE (Tenancy Service). With all the changes going on and all the problems members have been having. Steve had agreed to come and speak to our members to clear up problems we are having and answer all your tricky question. We do not get this opportunity often to have this kind of speaker so come along you will not be disappointed. This is not the same as the Renting and You seminar that was just held in Dunedin. Members only event and you MUST bring your membership card or card on the app along. Register now as space will fill up very quickly for an event like this. 
25-11-2019 more >>

OPIA- Christmas Dinner

Tuesday 19th November Come along and enjoy a fun end of year social event to celebrate a great year for the OPIA. We will have a quick update on what is going on with the property market in NZ and the political issues but apart from that its a great time to celebrate and have some fun. Two course set menu and shared starter. $35pp for members (Subsidised) $43pp Non-members
19-11-2019 more >>

Landlords will not be able to protect neighbours

Government has announced a raft of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. The Minister has said he does not want to be seen to unduly punishing landlords. These changes do more than punish landlords however. They will punish anyone living next to a tenant with antisocial behaviour. 
17-11-2019 more >>

Already hard for landlords to protect neighbours

After more than seven months of trying to end a tenancy to protect neighbours, a Rotorua property manager has finally received approval from the High Court to end the tenancy.
15-11-2019 more >>

Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.00 percent

The Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.0 percent. Employment remains around its maximum sustainable level while inflation remains below the 2 percent target mid-point but within our target range. Economic developments since the August Statement do not warrant a change to the already stimulatory monetary setting at this time.
13-11-2019 more >>

Government considers extending failed HNZ policy to private rentals

Neighbours and communities around New Zealand are having their lives ruined by the antisocial activity of some Housing New Zealand (HNZ) tenants. Government is currently considering extending the policy to private rentals that allows this to happen. Many more neighbours will suffer if private landlords are not allowed to manage their properties effectively.
12-11-2019 more >>

Proposed change with potential huge impact

Imagine living next door to loud, obnoxious and potentially violent neighbours. If they were tenants then you might expect their landlord to do something about it and protect you.
07-11-2019 more >>

Cliff Seque- Extensions, development and Renos (EVENT FULL)

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL 5th November 2019, 7:30pm Start OPIA Offices, 365 Princes St Dunedin, 9016 upstairs above chipmunks Cliff Seque the ex president of the OPIA has offered to run a pop up meeting at the OPIA offices about extensions, renovations and development. After buying run down old properties for over 20 years he is a wealth of knowledge when it come to this topic. With two full renos and two new builds currently on the go he has is finger on the pulse of the Dunedin market and what tenants want from a property and how to add value at the best price. As this is at the OPIA offices we have very strict seats available so you must register ASAP to come before it is full. This is a members only event
05-11-2019 more >>


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