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Realities of Renting: Launch of The New Zealand Rental Sector report

  • Auckland Town Hall, Concert Chamber Ground Floor, 301 Queen Street Auckland New Zealand (map)

As home ownership moves beyond the reach of a growing number of New Zealand households, renting will become a long-term, possibly permanent, proposition. The rental housing system relies heavily on the provision of stock by private investors, based both here and overseas. To ensure renting is a viable alternative to homeownership, private landlords will need to fulfil their responsibilities, as outlined under the Residential Tenancies Act.

This seminar will present key findings from a comprehensive study commissioned by BRANZ, into the private rental housing sector in four New Zealand cities, with a focus on Auckland. The study explores the drivers to investment and the nature of relationships between landlords and tenants. Results from a complementary study into the practices and attitudes of residential property managers in Auckland will also be discussed.

Panel presentations by:

Professor Karen Witten, Massey University
Dr Penelope Carroll, Massey University
Dr Lucy Telfer-Bernard, University of Otago
Alison Reid, RIMU.

The event starts at 10.30am. A light morning tea will be provided from 10.15am.

For catering purposes, please RSVP by Wednesday 2 August to:


Earlier Event: July 27
Housing Talks