New tenancy laws come into effect

  • 01/07/2016
New tenancy laws come into effect

It's been 30 years, but the biggest changes to tenancy laws came into force on Friday. So, is the rental property you're living in up to scratch?

Are there working smoke alarms, and is your landlord dragging the chain when it comes to fixing things that are either broken or simply not working?

The laws put the power firmly in the hands of tenants. So, with the changes affecting 450,000 rentals, how many landlords will get caught with their pants down?

New Zealand Property Investors Federation president Andrew King spoke to Paul Henry this morning.