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12 January 2018

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Happy New Year

After a two week break over the Christmas/New Year period, we are all back on board and ready for another fantastic year!

We welcome the new year with a new style email, that you will receive once a week and provide you with all the updates of what is happening and what will be happening at REINZ. If you wish to read the full version with more detail, you can click through and read it on our website - otherwise the version delivered to your inbox will provide a high level overview.

We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year break, and wish you all a successful start to 2018.

Friendly Reminder

Use REINZ Advisory Resources to assist with Compliance

The new year is a good time to review your agency’s compliance systems and protocols, and refresh your knowledge about the legal duties and obligations that affect your real estate activities. We encourage our members to take advantage of our library of advisory resources, which includes information sheets and templates, that are available on our website here

Our latest resources published in the last year include:

Dealing with Persons signing under Power of Attorney; Supervision; Meth information for Sales Agents; Meth information for Property Managers; Pre-Auction Offers; Drones and Aerial Photography; GST and Compulsory Zero-Rating; Release of the Deposit - Unit Titles; and Written Appraisals.

Please note: numbers are limited in some locations, so please make sure you secure your spot.

Region Dates Location  
February
North Shore Auckland 20 - 21 Netball North Harbour Book Now
March
Christchurch 7 - 8 The Atrium Book Now
Queenstown 21 & 22 Mercure Queenstown Book Now
April
Dunedin 11 - 12 The Dunedin Centre Book Now
Gisborne 11 - 12 Emerald Hotel Book Now
May
Thames 2 - 3 War Memorial Civic Centre Book Now
Whangarei 9 - 10 Toll Stadium Book Now
New Plymouth 16 - 17 Novotel Book Now
Hamilton 23 - 24 Hamilton Working Mans Club Book Now
Invercargill 23 - 24 Ascot Park Hotel Book Now

Bindi Norwell - Healthy Homes yes - but who pays?

Improvements to housing standards for rental properties will improve the health and wellbeing of Kiwis, which will in turn generate economic benefits, such as reduced costs to the health system, improved productivity by healthier workers and better educational outcomes for children. These benefits will of course come at a cost to bring properties up to the new, and as yet undefined, standards required; the question being to whom they should be shared by: the property owner, the occupant, or the government?

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