Revision of the RTA Amendment Bill (No 2)
The amendment of the RTA is seeking to address all the issues raised during a review of the Act in 2004, to which five hundred and seventy four written submissions were received and around 350 people attended public meetings on the review. The review identified five primary issues:
Members, who use property managers, have been very interested in the progress of the review of the regulation of property managers being conducted by a team from the Ministry of Justice. We organised a series of public meetings during the first week in March at which members of the Review Team gave a very good idea of the type of information about the relationships between property managers and property owners. they were aiming to gather. The problems with some property managers have been identified as:
The NZPIF has completed a considerable amount of research into the review and have come to the following conclusions:
I attended this as a representative of NZPIF and it was a useful addition to the information we had gained from last year’s presentation on research into the trends to 2051 undertaken by the Department of Building and Housing. To read the Department’s Fact Sheet on Older Renters go to https://waikato.nzpif.org.nz/news/view/53727.
Martin Evans, President.