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  • Minimum standards for rental properties
    The Government has now introduced the expected Minimum Standards for Rental Properties legislative proposal.
    15-07-2015 more >>
  • New tenancy website launched
    A new tenancy services website designed to be a one-stop shop for all tenancy-related advice, information and education has been launched today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.
    22-04-2015 more >>
  • Building activity reaches record high
    Building and Housing Minister has welcomed today’s release of the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand which showed $14.6 billion of building work consented in 2014 – the highest ever.
    31-01-2015 more >>
  • Overhauling the Resource Management Act
    A speech made by the Minister, Nick Smith, to Nelson Rotary meeting on Wednesday 21 January
    22-01-2015 more >>
  • WOFs kick off
    A Warrant of Fitness scheme for Housing New Zealand homes will target 500 houses between now and July, Housing Minister Nick Smith announced today. He said the system needed to be practical so it could be applied to thousands of houses across New Zealand. “We need to be cautious of removing houses from the rental market when there is a shortage. We also need to ensure that the benefits of the Warrant of Fitness standard exceed the costs, because housing affordability is a significant issue.”
    19-02-2014 more >>
  • Housing WOF trial gets underway
    Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced the start of a trial Warrant of Fitness scheme on Housing New Zealand homes.
    19-02-2014 more >>
  • Community housing development opens
    Twenty-two new rental properties were opened in Mangere today, as part of the Government’s programme of expanding the community housing sector. It follows legislation passed last year that allowed the Government to partner with community housing providers to extend the variety of social housing.
    13-02-2014 more >>
  • Tribunal applications fast-tracked
    A new system designed to cut the time it takes to resolve tenancy disputes will only be available to big property management firms and Housing New Zealand at first. Housing Minister Nick Smith has revealed details of the new "Fasttrack" process for the Tenancy Tribunal.
    30-01-2014 more >>
  • Rental warrants examined by minister
    National’s new housing minister is looking into the possibility of a “warrant of fitness” for rental properties.
    25-03-2013 more >>
  • 'Plan action needed now'
    Aucklanders can’t afford to wait three years for the city’s unitary plan to be ratified, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.
    25-03-2013 more >>

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