Listings surge and prices up

Property prices have edged up slightly heading into the summer break.

Housing market still at a low ebb despite lift in sales

While the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand’s (REINZ) November data show a solid increase in sales, up by 15.7%, from 5,550 to 6,422, month-on-month, and up by 12.2%, from 5,724 to 6,422, compared to November last year, the number was the lowest for a November month since 2011.  Apart from November last year, last month’s sales were below 7,000 for a November month since 2013.

Emotional harm award to tenant after power and water cut off

A North Shore landlord has to pay a tenant $4,000 for emotional harm, despite claiming the Tenancy Tribunal did not have jurisdiction to hear any claims because the tenant was a boarder.

Apartment market takes a dive

Increasing constraints, including the cost and availability of credit, have meant a major slowdown in the apartment market. Consents dropped by 36% in the year to October – the lowest total since July 2017.

Auckland housing market rebounding

Wealthy Auckland buyers who can afford $2 million plus houses have returned to the market in force.

Tenant left with damages bill despite not being responsible

A woman who left a rented Manurewa, Auckland property she shared with her partner after discovering he was using methamphetamine is still liable for a half share of Tenancy Tribunal awarded exemplary damages and other debts owed to the landlord.

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