Fire Fighters* recommend installing a smoke alarm in every bedroom, as well as in the hallway and living areas. That’s because it only takes three minutes for smoke from a house fire to kill.
A significant problem is brewing throughout autumn and the damp winter months when leaves and debris find their way into guttering to cause blockages. Many homeowners, however, are totally unaware of the risk this issue presents.
A little bit of mildew on the windowsill, or a darkening of the floorboards around a water pipe, may seem insignificant at first. But this can be the first sign of dangerous mould growth which will lead to significant issues. Landlords and tenants both have a role to play in preventing mould. The Tenancy Tribunal will take a hard line if mould is left to grow freely in any rented property.
With parts of the country blanketed in snow and extreme weather patterns causing flooding, it’s easy to feel the full force of winter upon us. Landlords play a significant role in keeping all New Zealanders safe and healthy by making their homes warm and dry.
The Privacy Commission is taking a hard line on landlords and property managers who ask prospective tenants the wrong questions.