Does a landlord have to provide a TV aerial NZ?

Does a landlord have to provide a TV aerial NZ?

The Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (the Act) does not specifically make reference to aerials or antennas. However, where an aerial or antenna is not provided as part of the tenancy, there is no specific obligation on a landlord to provide one.

Do I have to allow viewings on my rented property?

Yes, a landlord has the right to show potential tenants around the property. But they still need to give the tenant at least 24 hours’ notice. It also doesn’t matter whether the viewings are for potential buyers if the landlord is selling up or for new tenants to replace the current ones.

Who is responsible for a TV aerial?

If you live in a multi-dwelling property such as a block of flats it is possible you all are using the same aerial to receive TV signals; this is known as a communal aerial. It’s usually the landlord or management committee’s responsibility to deal with any faults with a communal aerial.

Can a landlord insist on viewings?

If you don’t want your landlord or letting agent to organise viewings you can refuse and they may not enter without your permission. A landlord who serves a so-called ‘no fault eviction’ section 21 notice, however, does not need to prove that they are acting reasonably.

What happens if a tenant does not pay the rent?

This protects you if the tenant does not pay all the rent owed, damages your property or fails to keep it in a satisfactory condition, as you will then be eligible to claim some or the entire bond once the tenancy is over.

What happens when a tenant steals your property?

It can feel devastating when a tenant steals property upon moving out of the rental. In this post we address what your rights as a landlord are in this unfortunate situation. Our friends over at Avvo discuss this in their webinar with Zillow addressing landlord rights with stolen property.

What to do if a tenant can’t give a reference?

In the future the best defense to having to deal with this situation is to call previous landlord references on tenant applicants. If a tenant can’t give references they’re a higher risk because they’ve either never lived on their own before or they don’t have a good relationship with past landlords.

What happens if you rent from a landlord before 24 October 1961?

If your tenancy started before 24 October 1961, the rules are different – contact your nearest Citizens Advice. You’ll be responsible for minor repairs – for example, changing fuses and light bulbs. You’ll also have to fix anything damaged by you, someone who visits you or another person you live with – for example, your child.

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