THE Tenancy Law Travelling Landlords Need to Know

Are you a frequent business traveller, or planning on going on holiday for more than 3 weeks? Many landlords leave the country unaware of their obligations under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. Below we’ve outlined what you need to know as landlord.

To help ensure efficient management of rental properties, Section 16A of the Residential Tenancies Act requires landlords who are leaving the country for more than 3 consecutive weeks to appoint an agent to manage their property.


Once you’ve appointed a property manager you must inform the tenants of the agents contact details, and fill out a Change of Landlord form for the MBIE’s Tenancy Services, then contact the Bond Centre to update their records with your agent’s name.


Interested In Knowing More?

For advice on how to best prepare your rental property and ensure your investment remains profitable and in good condition while you travel, read Checklist: 34 Things Landlords Must Do Before They Leave Town.


Our Checklist Explains:

  • Administration details that must be seen to before leaving the region.

  • Maintenance checks that must be completed to prevent issues that could reduce your property's income and cause unnecessary stress on yourself & tenants.

  • Relevant laws that apply to landlords leaving New Zealand.


If you're considering Property Management get in touch with us today. Locally owned and managed, we offer residential property management services across the entire Wellington & Hutt Valley region.


We take care of investments, offering peace of mind and a personal service to investors and tenants alike. Our solutions are backed by industry-leading technology and proven systems that promote both excellent property care and strong investment returns. Taking on all aspects of the landlord’s role, we guide our clients with professional, tailored advice using our extensive experience and insight in the rental market that can only be built over time.


If you would like to chat about the possibility of working together, or to receive a no-obligation, FREE Rental Appraisal get in touch with our team today.

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