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Bond refund process
At the end of the tenancy, landlords and tenants need to complete a bond refund form whether it is to return the bond to tenants in full, or in part.
29 October 2021
Maximum Bond Amount
It is common to charge a Bond equivalent to 4 weeks rent, but in some cases, a landlord may choose to charge less or not to charge any bond.
20 September 2021
Can my tenant use the bond to pay the final rent?
No. The tenant is legally required to pay rent up until the tenancy end date. The purpose of the bond...
20 September 2021
What NOT to do in property management
Being a good landlord and a property manager is about avoiding common mistakes. Some of them are more costly than others. To save yourself from these headaches, read our 7 most common property management pitfalls.
9 February 2020
What can you deduct from the bond?
Majority of disputes between landlords and tenants happen at the end of the tenancy and usually are about the bond. So landlords should know what amounts they are, in fact, entitled to deduct lawfully.
29 November 2019
The most commonly asked questions about rent and bond
Long gone are the days when landlording was simple and tenancy laws were clear. So, of course, we've all made some mistakes when it comes to property management. We've decided to put together the most commonly asked questions we receive from landlords about rent and bond payments and set them straight.
10 July 2019
Can Tenancy Services investigate landlords?
There is a special unit within Tenancy Services that is given the power to monitor and enforce legal compliance on NZ landlords. It is called the Tenancy Compliance and Investigations team (TCIT).
12 February 2019
Everything you need to know about rent increases
Negotiating a rent increase with a tenant can be an uncomfortable discussion to have, especially for first-time landlords. You might be worried about offending your tenant, scared they may leave or reluctant to put extra pressure on the relationship you have with them.
6 February 2019
Tips for residential landlords entering into a new tenancy agreement
Things landlords need to think about when creating a new tenancy agreement
7 November 2018
myRent has been accepted as an official supplier by WINZ, meaning landlords who have tenants who receive accommodation assistance payments can use our management service.
12 July 2018
Rental bonds for landlords and tenants – rights and responsibilities
Rental bonds are a typical part of a new tenancy which follow some strict rules that all landlords and tenants should understand.
6 July 2018
5 ways myrent.co.nz can save you time and money
Saving time and money is at the top of everyone’s to-do list, and myRent can make it easy in 5 distinct ways.
28 June 2018
Pet Bond in New Zealand
Most landlords are well aware that charging extra bond for pets is illegal in New Zealand. So what can you do to make sure you feel more comfortable renting to tenants with pets?
8 June 2018
How to handle your first end of tenancy inspection
Your tenants are moving out, and it’s time to assess how they left the property before you agree to refund the bond. As tenants are expected to keep a property reasonably clean beyond any normal wear and tear, your final inspection should take place after your tenant has cleaned inside and out, and has moved all of their belongings out of the home.
1 June 2018
Buying a property with tenants? What you should know
Inherited, bought or taken over ownership of a property with tenants? Want to continue renting it out? Read steps guaranteeing smooth legal transition for everyone involved.
26 May 2018
Illegal things landlords do without realising
Most landlords are genuinely trying to do their best at managing their rental properties. However, nobody is perfect. Sometimes inexperience and unfamiliarity with the ever-changing tenancy law lead to mistakes and actions that could be considered illegal.
23 February 2018
Under New Zealand law, most transactions, contracts, and agreements can be completed and signed electronically - this includes Residential Tenancy Agreements and other tenancy-related documents and forms.
1 February 2018
Digitisation of tenancy documents is undoubtedly the future of renting.
3 January 2018
Move in checklist for landlords
All the hard work is done – the property is cleaned and move-in ready, the tenants are screened and selected. But the journey is not over yet. As move-in day approaches, it’s important to complete final few steps before your tenants can officially call your place home.
28 November 2017
Landlords: what to do at the end of a tenancy
If you know a tenancy is ending soon, you'll need to deal with various issues. Follow myRent's guide to avoid the stress of overlooking something important.
6 November 2017
Tenants: what to do at the end of your tenancy
If your tenancy is coming to an end soon, it’s important that you tie up all the loose ends. Follow our simple steps to make sure that your move out is as smooth as possible.
6 November 2017
New tenancy paperwork
Getting your paperwork in order before a tenancy starts sets the tone for the tenancy, prevents misunderstandings, and makes sure everything is done the right way.
21 August 2017
We try to keep myRent as simple and as transparent as possible. If something is not clear about our product or explained in the details below then we would love to hear from you.
21 August 2017
Myth busted: tenancy agreements and e-signatures
You may be surprised to know that NZ law not only allows agreements to be entirely electronic but actually encourages it. And now myRent.co.nz will empower landlords and tenants to conduct their agreement better than ever before by making use of these laws.
1 April 2017